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  • Frans H. and Dalal Preidel, who own a small cottage on a dune at the beach terminus of South Edison Street in Montauk, got a Valentine’s Day gift Tuesday night from the East Hampton Town Zoning Board of Appeals, which informally agreed to allow them to remove an outdoor shower and deck and replace it with a shed.
  • Southampton Town detectives are investigating the disappearance of a dozen or more artworks from the studio of a Bridgehampton artist, Elaine Marinoff, who called police to her Ocean Road residence in early January to report the theft.
  • East Hampton Town police charged a Springs man with misdemeanor driving while intoxicated early Saturday morning.
  • More than 60 parents of East Hampton High School students gathered at Calvary Baptist Church in East Hampton on Tuesday night to voice their unhappiness over what they see as a runaway explosion of drug use at the school.
  • Since President Trump’s inauguration on Jan. 20, Suffolk County has returned to the practice of honoring such requests, even though ICE rarely acts on them.
  • An East Hampton attorney who was barred from the practice of law in August for "mental incompetence" has been charged with stealing over $500,000 from the estate of a North Fork woman, and with thefts against local people as well.
  • An alleged prostitute who solicited business online and a man who accompanied her to Montauk in August pleaded guilty to felony charges on Jan. 11 in connection with the beating and robbery of a would-be client.
  • Two teenagers charged with robbing the Speedway gas station in Wainscott on New Year’s Day were seen laughing last Thursday as they were being led away to jail following their arraignment in East Hampton Town Justice Court.
  • A Deer Park man recently paroled from a state prison has spent the past few days in county jail following a domestic incident at the Royal Atlantic Hotel in Montauk.
  • A Springs man was charged with driving while intoxicated Sunday afternoon after his 1998 Ford pickup crashed into a tree on Abraham’s Path in Amagansett, near Thomas Avenue.

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