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  • William C. Hurley of Sag Harbor pleaded guilty Tuesday to all charges stemming from an accident on Route 114 in East Hampton last July that left a 6-year-old with a fractured skull and sent the boy’s mother to the hospital as wel
  • William C. Hurley of Sag Harbor pleaded guilty Tuesday to all charges stemming from an accident on Route 114 in East Hampton last July that left a 6-year-old with a fractured skull and sent the boy’s mother to the hospital as well.
  •     Sawyer Avery, who is directing as well as playing the lead in Tuesday night’s staged reading of Neil Simon’s “Biloxi Blues” at Guild Hall’s John Drew Theater, has a gravitas about him unusual for a 21-year-old. He loves sitting in cramped coffeehouses, talking theater and art. He attends two to three plays a week in New York. After sitting down Saturday morning at Jack’s Stir Brew Coffee on West 10th Street in New York, he was on his way to go museum-hopping with his girlfriend, starting at the Museum of Modern Art.

  •     “Dr. Du Bois and Miss Ovington,” a new play by Clare Coss now showing in New York at the Castillo Theater, thrusts its audience into the 1915 struggle within the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People: Should the N.A.A.C.P. be a philanthropic organization run by whites for the betterment of blacks, or should it be run by blacks with white support?

  • East Hampton Town police said Thursday that Catherine Dransfield, 67, was found buried in the snow outside her Northwest Woods house.
  •        An East Hampton man, James J. Brennan, 60, who has been convicted of driving while intoxicated four times in the last 21 years, was sentenced for the latest incident on Jan. 15, in the Cromarty Criminal Court building in Riverhead. Mr. Brennan, whose last three convictions were for felony D.W.I., has spent just a week in jail during the two decades, never having actually been sentenced to serve time. Nor was he last week.

  •        The drunken-driving arrest on Tuesday morning of a Springs cab driver in an alleged hit-and-run incident led to an unusual late-afternoon arraignment during the snowstorm that began not long after.

  •        The East Hampton Village police investigation of two department members who allegedly used a Talmage Lane house without permission of its owner for a romantic tryst on Dec. 30 has resulted in the suspension of a male officer with pay and the dismissal of a female traffic control officer.

           The East Hampton Village Board took action on Friday, making the suspension and dismissal retroactive to Dec. 30.

  • This week’s big snowstorm may have resulted in the death of an elderly Springs man.

    East Hampton Town police said yesterday that a man who had been hired to plow the driveway at 1 Locust Drive found the body of Ralph E. Batalla, 84, at about 7:35 a.m. in the snow just outside the house. Mr. Batalla apparently died the night before, police said.

    The Suffolk Medical Examiner’s Office was called in, and a preliminary investigation attributed death to natural causes. It did not appear “suspicious,” according to the police report. 

  •     Setting up a season is the most important responsibility of a theater’s artistic director. Josh Gladstone, the artistic director of the John Drew Theater at Guild Hall, in conjunction with its board of directors, is halfway home to completing this year’s two-show season.