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  • An abandoned house at 29 Abraham's Path will soon be gone, Supervisor Larry Cantwell announced on Friday.
  •        Warmer weather and improved road conditions last week had more drivers getting out and about, and the number of drunken-driving arrests went up a little as well. Altogether, four local residents were taken into custody.

  •        East Hampton Town police charged a California woman with felony grand larceny on Monday, alleging she had stolen two jackets, including an Italian leather one  valued at $1,500, from the Underwood Drive house in Springs where she had worked as a nanny for a week. Dwikeesha D. Jones, 38, of Antelope, Calif., was also charged with petty larceny and criminal possession of stolen property, both misdemeanors. She pleaded not guilty Monday afternoon in East Hampton Town Justice Court.

  • Juan Jose Zhingri-Deleg admitted to multiple instances of sexual intercourse with a 14-year-old girl living in Montauk, according to court documents. He is being held on $100,000 bail.
  •     Bay Street Theatre’s new artistic director, Scott Schwartz, has chosen three plays to be performed there this summer, which, he promised last week, will not be your run-of-the-mill summer season.

  • An East Hampton couple were arrested in Hampton Bays yesterday on charges of endangering the welfare of two young children, who police said were left inside a car while couple went shopping at Macy’s.
  •        For the second time in about a year, the owners of a house on Gardiner’s Bay in Amagansett have asked the  East Hampton Town Zoning Board of Appeals to allow them to demolish it and build a larger one. And, for the second time, the Planning Department has taken a vociferous stance against their proposal. At issue are distances from the wetlands on the property and from the dune crest.

  •        Sag Harbor Village police arrested a local 16-year-old on Monday morning and charged him with felony-level grand larceny and burglary, in connection with a wave of burglaries that took place in the village last summer. The teenager is charged with participating in one of those break-ins, on July 27, in which several bottles of liquor were stolen from a village residence, and also with stealing a 2008 GMC pickup truck on July 11.

  •        A Montauk woman who had a prolonged stay in police custody this week is now facing a felony charge of driving while intoxicated.

  • Dump trucks hauling about 600 cubic yards of sand a day may soon be rumbling through Montauk’s otherwise sleepy off-season streets bound for the former East Deck Motel in Ditch Plain, where new owners plan to build a sand dune up to 20 feet high