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  • Hampton Racquet at Green Hollow, a tennis club on Buckskill Road, is expected to fight 30 East Hampton Town citations in Justice Court on Monday for work allegedly done without permits and ignoring a stop-work order. According to Michael Sendlenski, an attorney for the town, the club and the town are nearing a resolution. The slightly larger than six-acre property is zoned for residential use, but the club is a legal use because it existed before the zoning was put in place.

  • In downtown Montauk early Sunday morning, hours before the St. Patrick’s Day parade began, vandals were out slashing tires on at least 10 vehicles, some of which had two or three tires destroyed.

    Jerry Uribe, a driver with Surf Taxi who was on duty that morning, thinks the total number of cars targeted was much higher than the 10 reported. Mr. Uribe said a friend of his who lives on South Emerson Avenue had five vehicles, including his work truck, attacked. One had gravel poured into the gas tank.

  • The annual morning-after-St. Patrick’s-Day parade took place on Monday in East Hampton Justice Court, with five handcuffed, not-so-happy participants and about 20 friends and family members watching. Justice Steven Tekulsky arraigned three men who were arrested in Montauk during or just after the parade and a fourth who was charged in East Hampton Village after leaving it.

  • "Career criminal" takes plea deal after he was caught stealing a camera from a truck in Amagansett just last week.
  • An East Hampton man arrested last week for allegedly selling cocaine here was indicted Tuesday by a grand jury in Riverhead.

    Moshe A. Stephens, 32, was arrested by East Hampton Town police working in conjunction with Suffolk County District Attorney Thomas Spota’s East End Drug Task Force last Thursday afternoon and charged with making two sales of cocaine last year, both class B felonies.

  • A Springs man arrested Saturday night on charges of drunken and unlicensed driving ended up spending almost four days in a holding cell at East Hampton Village Police headquarters on Cedar Street despite having bail posted by his family.

  • The owners of a more than five-acre parcel in the Georgica Association on the Wainscott side of Georgica Pond went before the East Hampton Town Zoning Board of Appeals on March 4, seeking variances that would allow them to subdivide it into two buildable lots. Whether the board will approve the  requests may hinge on two things: The property has been almost entirely cleared of natural vegetation and, in an unusual arrangement, the applicants, Florence and Ken Joseph, own the land but do not control three of the four residences on it.

  • Local police recorded seven drunken-driving arrests over the weekend, presenting those charged with varying levels of legal difficulties. One arrest, that of Wuilson Belisario Villacis, is covered elsewhere in these pages.

  • Sag Harbor Village police arrested on March 12 a Jamesport man they said has defecated in the parking lot outside Mashashimuet Park on multiple occasions, despite the location of nearby public restrooms. Jeff Robinson, the park’s manager, told police last month that a white male would drive into the lot in a white Jeep Wrangler, usually in the morning, get out of his car, disappear for a couple of minutes, return to his car, and drive away, headed east.

    Each time, Mr. Robinson told police, after the man left he would discover human feces in the lot.

  • Moshe A. Stephens held without bail due to two prior felony convictions after the East End Drug Task Force picked him up on drug sale charges.

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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.