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  • A Montauk man who boasted in a recent Vanity Fair article about being above the law in East Hampton Town found himself face to face with it on Monday, when he was arrested and charged with driving while high on drugs, unlicensed driving, and multiple moving violations.
  • The case of a man accused by the Town of East Hampton of illegally converting a single-family house at 5 Hoover Court in Montauk into a multiple-dwelling residence is headed to a jury trial.
  • If the past week was any indication, drivers will need to be especially watchful on local roads this summer. The week saw 11 arraignments in East Hampton Town Justice Court involving defendants charged with driving while intoxicated.
  • The Seven Sisters, the landmark houses on the Montauk moorlands east of Ditch Plain, designed by the renowned architectural firm of McKim, Mead, and White in the 1880s, are about to meet their mother.
  • Part of a fading era in Montauk came tumbling down on Friday, as a wrecking crew began demolishing the iconic East Deck Motel at Ditch Plain Beach.
  • East Hampton Town police charged two men with felony criminal contempt in recent days for violating orders of protection.
  • Ronald A. King Jr., 39, accused by East Hampton Town police of taking a single mother’s car on Memorial Day weekend and destroying it in a drunken crash, was indicted by a grand jury in Riverside Friday on multiple felony charges.
  • On Amagansett Main Street at a little after midnight Friday, East Hampton Town police spotted a 1991 Dodge pickup truck with a burnt-out taillight hanging by wires, and wound up charging its driver, Zachary Persico of Springs, 27, with felony drunken driving.
  • Much of a piece of pre-gentrified Montauk came tumbling down Friday, as a wrecking crew began demolishing the iconic East Deck Motel.
  • Calls for police assistance over the Memorial Day weekend were up from last year’s, although Chief Michael Sarlo of the East Hampton Town Police Department said the overall tenor and tone in the streets was calmer.

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  • The Stephen Talkhouse, a popular nightspot on Main Street in Amagansett, will be the site of a three-hour fund-raiser on March 19 for Jordan Johnson, a former East Hampton High School student who is in a rehabilitation facility in Manhattan as the result of an apparent drug overdose on Jan. 29.

  • The East Hampton Town Zoning Board of Appeals meeting scheduled for Tuesday night has been canceled. The four public hearings concerning applications for variances that were to take place will be held, instead, in March. The new date will be published Monday.

  • St. Therese of Lisieux Catholic Church celebrated the Feast of Our Lady of Cisne, the Patroness of Ecuador, with its Spanish-speaking parishioners this weekend.
  • The four-acre-plus beachfront site at Ditch Plain in Montauk will be the subject of public hearings before the East Hampton Town Planning and Zoning Boards on Tuesday and Wednesday nights.
  • The New York State Department of Labor's web site, through which the unemployed claim weekly benefits, crashed over the weekend, leaving people unable to file for weekly benefits since then.
  • A vigil calling for a full police investigation into the death of Lilia Aucapina will be held Tuesday at Southampton Town Hall.
  • 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.