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  • The Hess station in Wainscott was the scene Sunday of two alcohol-related arrests, with a third made later that day about a quarter-mile away, also in Wainscott.
  • The East Hampton Town Zoning Board of Appeals, by a vote of 4 to 1, rejected a request from four homeowners to build a revetment on Gardiner’s Bay toward the end of Louse Point Road.
  • Before Jason Lee’s attorney called his first witness on Monday, he moved to have the case against his client dismissed, saying that the people had “failed to establish” the crimes they are alleging took place.
  • The final witness for the prosecution testified Monday about the timing and content of numerous text messages Jason Lee had sent and received on the morning of the alleged rape in 2013.
  • In the seventh day of testimony in the rape trial, the court heard from a sexual-assault nurse who had examined the accuser in the hours after the alleged attack in 2013 and a DNA forensics expert who spoke about stains on the clothing Mr. Lee had been wearing when he was arrested.
  • East Hampton Town police last week charged two men and a Montauk teenager who were duck hunting from a blind on Fort Pond with trespassing, saying they had used a house on the pond, at 82 South Elroy Street, without permission. The men, Matthew Cuomo of Springs, 25, and James F. DePasquale, 24, of Montauk, were additionally charged with drawing electricity from the house. All the charges are misdemeanors.

  • A Springs man who has been wanted by the New York Police Department for over nine years was arrested in East Hampton Village Saturday morning and charged with driving while intoxicated. Police in Queens arrested him on the same charge in 2005, but he failed to appear in court and a warrant for his arrest has been outstanding ever since.

  • Prosecutors claim the car accuser and her friend were in was followed from the courthouse. Both testified in the trial on Tuesday.
  • East Hampton Village police allegedly clocked the driver of a 2012 Mercedes Benz at 73 miles per hour on Woods Lane early in the morning of April 8 before the car crashed into shrubbery and a fence while turning into the driveway of 75 Woods Lane. The driver, Elizabeth Ann Damark, was arrested on multiple charges including felony drunken driving.

    Ms. Damark, who turns 26 next week, has a prior conviction on the charge, following an arrest over Labor Day weekend in 2012.

  • As the trial of Jason Lee continued in Riverside on Wednesday, the prosecution turned its attention to his cellphone records on the morning of the alleged rape.

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  • While many drivers in East Hampton Town have been angered by the recent blight of large potholes along Montauk Highway from Napeague to the Lighthouse, that have been destroying tires and tire rims, they have nothing on the sinkhole that opened up on Montauk Main Street Monday morning.

  • If you've been trying to open a page on East Hampton Town's website this week, and have been unsuccessful, it is not because you have lost your Internet connection, nor is the town's website down.

    Previously, HamptonsOnline hosted the town's domain name, but several months ago the company announced that it would stop hosting domains at the beginning of this month, according to Bob Pease, the town's information technology administrator.

  • Southampton Town police have asked the public to assist them in an investigation of a "hide-a-key" thief possibly responsible for a series of burglaries.

    According to a release from Detective Sgt. Lisa A. Costa, a man drove up to a Water Mill house on Friday and lifted the doormat at the front door, searching for a key. The statement does not indicate whether the man entered the house.

  • A Long Island Rail Road train headed for Montauk is being held up in Amityville after it struck and killed a man on the tracks on Saturday afternoon.

    As police investigated, between 110 and 150 passengers were stuck on the eastbound train, which left Jamaica at 12:10 p.m. The accident occurred at about 12:45 p.m. The train was due in Montauk at 3 p.m.

    Trains were delayed in both directions. Though service was expected to be restored soon, trains will be bypassing the Amityville station during the investigation. 

  • On Tuesday the East Hampton Town Police Department awarded 13 officers for outstanding and dedicated acts of police work during 2014. Each officer was given an award bar to be displayed over his or her shield.
  • The blizzard left its mark on Montauk, causing beach erosion, though it did not reach the oceanside motels.
  • Summer may be over, but the Montauk Farmers Market lives on, at least for this Saturday.