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  •    After a busy summer for local police, the office of Suffolk County District Attorney Thomas Spota has obtained indictments from grand juries against a number of people arrested here on felony drunken-driving charges.


        A grand jury indictment is key to the prosecution of a felony charge. Once indicted, the following defendants will be re-arraigned on the new charges in criminal court in Riverside.

  •     The Montauk commercial fishing community was in shock this week after the accidental death on Saturday night of Donald V. Alversa, 24, aboard the Jason and Danielle, a stern trawler based in Montauk Harbor. Mr. Alversa was struck by a cable that snapped while the 90-foot dragger was fishing off the coast of the Carolinas.

  • Insurer falls short for a single mother whose car was damaged beyond repair when Mortimer Zuckerman, the publisher of the New York Daily News and U. S. News and World Report, struck it in East Hampton Village on Aug. 11 and then drove away.
  • A Labor Day fire at an oceanfront property once owned by Lee Radziwill, on East Dune Lane in East Hampton Village, was stopped in its tracks thanks in large part to the quick thinking of a 17-year-old guest
  •     A third time proved anything but a charm this week for an East Hampton man who has been charged with driving while intoxicated three times in less than two months.

        Raymond A. DeSalvo, who was charged in East Hampton on July 25 after allegedly driving a 2001 Cadillac onto a rock off Springs-Fireplace Road, stood before a clearly vexed East Hampton Town Justice Catherine Cahill on Tuesday morning. Around the same time as that arrest, he had been similarly charged in Southampton.

  •     The nude body of a missing 27-year-old Ronkonkoma man was found on Sunday two miles east of Montauk Point by a recreational boater, after a search involving multiple agencies as well as state canine units proved fruitless.

        As of yesterday, New York State Parks police, who were in charge of the investigation, had not released the man’s identity.

  •    In an era when Broadway productions cost tens of millions of dollars, money spent on pyrotechnics and special effects in an effort to make the live theater experience more cinematic, the Bay Street Theatre’s new artistic director has a very different vision.
        Essentially, Scott Schwartz asks a simple question: What does live theater offer that other entertainment mediums can’t?

  • A grand jury adds to charges against banker
  •     It was a Friday in June, the end of a second and final day in a criminal trial in East Hampton Justice Court. It had been a long day. The courthouse was now closed, except for the courtroom, where Justice Lisa Rana was presiding. A witness was being cross-examined.

        A phone near the justice began to ring. She disconnected the call, sending it into voicemail. It rang again. Again she disconnected it. When it rang a third time, she picked up the phone and pulled out the wire connecting it to the wall.

  •     The Sag Harbor man charged in June with drunken driving after his pickup truck collided with a car on Route 114, sending its occupants, a mother and son, to the hospital, was re-arraigned in criminal court in East Islip yesterday.

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