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  • On the day before Election Day, a Springs woman was caught on video hurrying off with a neighbor’s campaign signs. Elizabeth M. Ruth, 73, was an unlikely arrestee. The signs’ owner, Lynne Scanlon, told East Hampton Town police that she had put up several anti-rental registry signs, all of which had been stolen. She decided to fight back.
  • “I tried to talk with the dead last night, but the dead, being dead, gave no reply.”
  • The mental competence of a man accused of murdering his father earlier this year in their Manhattan apartment is at issue this week in the Centre Street courtroom of New York State Supreme Court Justice Melissa Jackson.
  • On Friday, for the second straight week, a driver ran into a vehicle driven by an off-duty law enforcement officer and then fled.
  • A Sagaponack man questioned by police and then arrested after the disappearance of his wife last month proclaimed his innocence this week and said he believes she is still alive.
  • State troopers and officers of the county sheriff’s department who manned a Halloween-night sobriety checkpoint on Sunrise Highway reported the arrest of a Springs man on a charge of misdemeanor drunken driving.
  • Whether to allow new dredging at the slips in an East Lake Drive marina on Lake Montauk was debated at an East Hampton Town Zoning Board of Appeals last week.
  • The East End Drug Task Force raided a Sagaponack house Thursday and arrested two of its residents, accusing them of dealing large quantities of narcotics, including cocaine.
  • The Oct. 21 East Hampton Town Planning Board meeting covered an array of topics, including plans for a new bowling alley, the conversion of what had been a furniture repair business to vehicle repair, and a public hearing about a concrete barrier in the parking lot at the Amagansett I.G.A., a.k.a. Cirillo’s Market.

  • Two local men, neither of whom is a stranger to local police, are facing felony charges after being accused last week of driving while intoxicated.

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