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  •     Bay Street Theatre’s new artistic director, Scott Schwartz, has chosen three plays to be performed there this summer, which, he promised last week, will not be your run-of-the-mill summer season.

  • An East Hampton couple were arrested in Hampton Bays yesterday on charges of endangering the welfare of two young children, who police said were left inside a car while couple went shopping at Macy’s.
  •        For the second time in about a year, the owners of a house on Gardiner’s Bay in Amagansett have asked the  East Hampton Town Zoning Board of Appeals to allow them to demolish it and build a larger one. And, for the second time, the Planning Department has taken a vociferous stance against their proposal. At issue are distances from the wetlands on the property and from the dune crest.

  •        Sag Harbor Village police arrested a local 16-year-old on Monday morning and charged him with felony-level grand larceny and burglary, in connection with a wave of burglaries that took place in the village last summer. The teenager is charged with participating in one of those break-ins, on July 27, in which several bottles of liquor were stolen from a village residence, and also with stealing a 2008 GMC pickup truck on July 11.

  •        A Montauk woman who had a prolonged stay in police custody this week is now facing a felony charge of driving while intoxicated.

  • Dump trucks hauling about 600 cubic yards of sand a day may soon be rumbling through Montauk’s otherwise sleepy off-season streets bound for the former East Deck Motel in Ditch Plain, where new owners plan to build a sand dune up to 20 feet high
  •        The East Hampton Town Planning Board held a public hearing on Feb. 5 on the proposed expansion of a retail building on Montauk Highway even though the discussion and the legal notice for the hearing were based on an apparent misunderstanding of what was involved.

  •        A Northwest Woods man, Sydney S. Griffin, 75, was arraigned Monday in East Hampton Justice Court on 29 zoning-related misdemeanor charges. The town claims he has illegally reconfigured his house to create multiple interior units.

           Mr. Griffin adamantly denied the charges on Tuesday, saying they were the result of a misunderstanding with a tenant in 2011.

  • The man accused by East Hampton Town of organizing last summer's version what is called the Barcelona boat party, was fined $2,000 in East Hampton Town Justice Court.
  •        Something good has come out of the frigid weather: Where drunken drivng is concerned, police in East Hampton area jurisdictions have had a deep-freeze couple of weeks.

           In the week just past, there were no alcohol-related arrests at all. In fact, the only arrests made on the roads in the village, the town, and Sag Harbor were for unlicensed driving.

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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.