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  • An Amagansett man was charged with aggravated drunken driving last Thursday night after crashing his 2000 Nissan into a wall off Accabonac Road.Elfido Lopez-Mendez was headed south on Collins Avenue, just inside East Hampton Town police jurisdiction, when his car drifted across the double yellow line as he turned left onto Accabonac.

  • The East Hampton High School football team was shut out at home Saturday, despite some brilliant play by Brandon Johnson on both sides of the ball, as well as on special teams. The 22-0 loss snapped a two-game winning streak and evened the Bonackers’ record at 2-2.
  • Agents took Ana P. Leon into custody at her Sycamore Drive house on Tuesday, claiming she and two accomplices used local banks and addresses to defraud elderly people across the country of nearly $700,000 by convincing them they needed to pay taxes and fees before claiming their winnings.
  • Sean P. Ludwick, who is accused of drunken driving and leaving the scene of a Noyac accident that killed his passenger, Paul Hansen, on Aug. 30, will be defended by Benjamin Brafman, an attorney who has represented the likes of Sean Combs, Michael Jackson, Dominique Strauss-Kahn, and Plaxico Burress.
  • Michael Davis of Michael Davis Design Construction, a builder of high-end houses, proposes merging properties in Wainscott, clearing them, and building a new structure for his business.
  • A young couple who bought a house on Queens Lane in East Hampton wound up losing hard-earned money and being evicted in February when the Suffolk County sheriff’s office showed up at the door.

    “I was seven months pregnant. There was two feet of snow outside,” Amanda Keyser said Monday. “It was a 72-hour eviction notice.”

  • A man who was a resident of Phoenix House, the drug treatment center on Industrial Road in East Hampton, was arrested after allegedly breaking into the East Hampton Town police car impound yard.
  • “The old man of the sea,” as Daniel G. Rodgers, a lawyer and advocate for East End commercial fishermen, called Stuart Vorpahl, has finally gotten paid for his pound of fish, 17 years after the fact.
  • Amagansett’s decades-old call for a public restroom in its town-owned parking lot behind Main Street, the existence of which would relieve not only tourists but the staff of the Amagansett Library, the business district’s only public facility, remains in limbo, but there may be other hope ahead.

  • Felicia R. Taylor, a former CNN anchorwoman, was arrested after an accident in Sag Harbor Village on Sept. 4.

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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.