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  • To be a vital regional theater in America, the person in charge must be willing to take chances, to mine the theatrical landscape for new works he or she believes in. Scott Schwartz, the new artistic director at the Bay Street Theatre, has done just that, and has come up with a diamond in the rough in “Conviction,” a play by Carey Crim, with Mr. Schwartz directing. It received its world premiere on Saturday night.

  • A landscaper working on a Montauk property was airlifted to Stony Brook University Hospital today in serious condition after the large riding mower he was operating flipped over and landed on top of him.
  • An 11-year-old from Brooklyn was found dead at the bottom of a swimming pool on Route 114 in East Hampton Sunday afternoon, police said.
  • Jason Lee, the former Goldman-Sachs managing director who was arrested last summer in East Hampton on charges that he raped a 20-year-old Irish student, was ordered Friday by New York Supreme Court Justice Barbara R. Kahn to refrain from any further contact with the woman, including through third parties.
  • The East Hampton Town police announced this week that they have launched both a Facebook page and a Twitter account in order to increase communication with the public.
  • Cyril’s Fish House, the popular roadside restaurant on the Napeague stretch, received the okay to open for the season last Thursday, when acting Su­preme Court Justice Joseph Farneti lifted a temporary restraining order that would have required the restaurant to operate in conformance to its layout in the mid-1980s, when the establishment was much smaller.

  • A man who allegedly attacked another man with a machete in Springs Monday evening was released from East Hampton Town police custody yesterday after his family posted $5,000 bail.
  • There were 15 alcohol or drug-related arrests on East Hampton Town roads over the past nine days, including the long holiday weekend.

    East Hampton Village police arrested a New York man Sunday morning after he reportedly left the scene of an accident near Hook Mill. Ian Simpson Reisner, 45, faces several charges including driving with ability impaired by drugs.

  • Two Springs men ended up in Stony Brook University Hospital Monday night after a fight on Clinton Street in Springs. Capt. Chris Anderson of the East Hampton Town Police Department said one of the men swung a machete at the other, inflicting "several serious wounds to his torso."

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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.