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  • The East Hampton Town Police Department has named its annual “Cop of the Year” for 2016.
  • A ruling on numerous motions filed in Suffolk District Court in Central Islip by attorneys for Sean P. Ludwick, the Manhattan developer accused of vehicular homicide in an early morning crash in Noyac in 2015, is expected from Justice Fernando Camacho on Feb. 16.
  • Several applicants cancelled their public hearings before the East Hampton Town Zoning Board of Appeals on Tuesday, resulting in an abbreviated meeting that proved time well spent for one applicant.
  • A career criminal already behind bars has now been charged with six more felony counts after an investigation by Southampton Town detectives into a string of burglaries between March and May.

    Richard Ambrose, 40, of Shirley was taken to Southampton Town Justice Court from the county jail in Riverside on Jan. 12 and arraigned on the new charges.

  • Unable to make bail of $10,000, a Springs man charged with felony drunken driving has been in the county jail since Saturday.
  • A career criminal already behind bars has now been charged with six more felony counts after an investigation by Southampton Town detectives into a string of burglaries between March and May.
  • The owners of a 2,529-square-foot vacation house on Cranberry Hole Road in Amagansett, which is on a lot identified by the East Hampton Town Planning Department as “pristine dune land,” sought a permit Tuesday before the town’s Zoning Board of Appeals to add another 1,464 square feet plus decking.
  • The East Hampton Town Planning Board discussed two proposed power storage facilities, one in Montauk, the other in East Hampton, which would contain giant lithium ion batteries, at its first meeting of the year on Jan. 11.
  • A 16-year-old East Hampton High School student turned himself in this week after East Hampton Town detectives left a note at his Springs residence.
  • After failing sobriety tests and being told he was to be arrested, police said, he resisted, hanging on to the rear of the car while an officer tried to handcuff him.

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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.