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  • The East Hampton Town Ordinance Enforcement Department served the Surf Lodge in Montauk with citations on Aug. 25 for an illegal change of use and a site plan violation, both stemming from the use of the outdoor deck, which has never received site plan approval, as a pop-up yoga studio, according to Betsy Bambrick, the town’s director of code enforcement.
  • Three local men charged in separate incidents with workplace-related crimes were arraigned recently in East Hampton Town Justice Court.
  • Sean P. Ludwick, a former partner in BlackHouse Development, a New York City real estate firm, was charged with drunken driving early Sunday morning.
  • Jose M. Chuchuca-Loja, 37, an East Hampton Village resident, was driving a 1995 Toyota Celica, police said, when he struck another car at the intersection of Newtown Lane and Main Street and drove away. A Carlos Taxi driver, who saw what happened, called police and then followed the Toyota to the 23-hour parking lot near Lumber Lane.

  • At about 4:30 Friday morning, a man who was renting a house for the weekend forced his way into a house elsewhere in Montauk.
  • Supreme Court Justice dismissed a countersuit by the restaurant’s lawyers, Jordan & LeVerrier, against the town, which sought damages in connection with an ongoing lawsuit the town has brought against Cyril’s.
  • Suffolk County Crime Stoppers is offering a $5,000 reward in exchange for information that leads to the capture of two men who burglarized Bay Kitchen Bar in East Hampton Sunday morning.
  • The owner of a house at 49 Gannet Drive in Montauk, Eileen Alvaliotis of Massapequa, has received citations from East Hampton Town alleging overcrowding and excessive turnover. She was in Town Justice Court Monday to be arraigned on a total of 27 charges.

  • A Montauk woman was critically injured Friday morning after being hit by an S.U.V. The victim, Mariana Guanga-Baculima, 32, was flown by helicopter to Stony Brook University Hospital, where she was listed in critical but stable condition.

  • Police from across the county were on the lookout for drunken drivers over the weekend, and made five arrests in East Hampton Town.

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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.