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  •     Sean McPherson, the owner of the Crow’s Nest restaurant and motel in Montauk and a collector of exotic cars, wants to build a new, 600-square-foot garage on his Miller Avenue property in Montauk’s Ditch Plain neighborhood. His application was discussed at a June 25 public hearing before the East Hampton Town Zoning Board of Appeals.

  •     A Key West, Fla., man argued for — and won — an unusual way to beat the high cost of living in East Hampton last week: He got four days in the county jail, where the meals and beds are free.

        “I told the officer that people were harassing me,” the handcuffed Darren W. McPherson, 41, told Justice Catherine Cahill on June 23. “Why would he arrest me?”

  •     The owner of Cyril’s, the summer-magnet restaurant and bar on Napeague, woke up at his Windmill Lane, Amagansett, residence at 4:30 a.m. on June 24 to find that $22,700 had been stolen from his bedside.

  •     A bicycle thief was caught red-handed on Friday by the bike’s owner, who had discovered her red Cannondale M300 mountain bike missing from a shed at her 12th Street house, off Gardiner Avenue in Springs, the day before.

  •     Sheila Carrie Okin, an Amagansett community activist and an East End spiritual leader, died on June 28 at Stony Brook University Medical Center after suffering a stroke and falling two days earlier. She was 75.

         For over 30 years, Ms. Okin had a career as a psychotherapist, both in New York and Amagansett.

        She had worked for 23 years at the New Hope Guild Center in Brooklyn as a therapist, becoming head of the school and administrative director.

  • The owner of Cyril’s, the popular restaurant and bar on Napeague, woke up at 4:30 a.m. on June 24 to find that $22,700 had been stolen from his Windmill Lane residence in Amagansett.

  • Lifeguards not yet on duty in preseason incident that nearly claimed a life
  • Former Memory Motel owner charged with evading sales and occupancy taxes
  •     A small building lot on an acre of waterfront property on Fort Pond in Montauk brought out a large group of neighbors at an East Hampton Town Zoning Board of Appeals hearing on June 11.

        Timothy and Noell Twiggs, who own the undeveloped acre at 85 South Edgemere Street, had obtained several setback variances as well as a natural resources special permit in previous applications to the board. At their first hearing, in early 2012, no member of the public attended, a fact not lost on the board members.

  •     An East Hampton man who was involved in a fatal car accident two years ago was arrested shortly after 9 p.m. on Sunday and charged with driving while intoxicated. East Hampton Town police stopped Diego Barahona, 21, on Montauk Highway in Wainscott after receiving a call about an erratic driver.