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  • The Montauk Movie, where rainy days could be spent catching the latest flick, will be reincarnated in the coming months as SoulCycle, where folks will be able to spin their days away instead, if a site plan now before the East Hampton Town Planning Board is approved. Although no structural changes to the building are planned, the change of use triggers the review.

  • “Ya never know.” 
                     
    That was Burnsie’s credo.

    Johnny Burns was a bookmaker on the West Side of Manhattan. He looked like a frail, little old man. But I remember once tapping him on the back, feeling his body stiffen as he turned, relaxing when he saw it was me.

  • Thomas Gilbert Jr. has had several brushes with the law the past few months in both Southampton and East Hampton Towns, and, reportedly, was a suspect in a Sagaponack arson investigation.
  • A New Year’s Day incident stemming from a lovers’ triangle led on Monday to the arrest of an East Hampton man.

    Darius Z. Petty, 24, was in the county jail in Riverside as of yesterday, unable to post the $5,000 bail set by East Hampton Town Justice Lisa Rana during his arraignment on Tuesday. He is charged with felony criminal mischief as well as menacing, a misdemeanor.

  • A Springs man who was arrested early New Year’s morning on an aggravated charge of driving while intoxicated was taken at some point afterward to Southampton Hospital with unspecified injuries and not arraigned until the next day.

    East Hampton Town police said they spotted Juan P. Farez, 29, making an illegal turn that morning from the parking lot behind Amagansett Main Street and then driving down the center safety lane. “Yes, I have been drinking, and I shouldn’t have been driving,” he reportedly told them.

  • Police said Thomas Gilbert, a 70-year-old part-time East Hampton Town resident, was killed by a single shot to the head in a bedroom in his apartment on Beekman Place on Sunday afternoon.
  • A New York hedge fund founder with a house in East Hampton's Georgica Association was shot dead in his apartment Manhattan Sunday afternoon.
  • A Christmas night dispute in Springs ended with a Montauk man under arrest on multiple charges, including aggravated drunken driving, reckless endangerment, and assault, all misdemeanors, as well as a felony charge of unlicensed driving.

  • The East Hampton Town Planning Board will hold four public hearings Wednesday night, including one for a proposed subdivision in Wainscott that has generated controversy and three others that have not been questioned.

  • A lifetime resident of East Hampton is greeting the New Year in county jail after pleading guilty on Monday to harassment, a violation. Lewis C. Seitz, 58, was sentenced to 15 days in jail.

    Mr. Seitz was arrested Friday night after a dispute with Alexander Colonna, the owner of the Springs house in which he lived. Mr. Seitz had shoved Mr. Colonna, according to the police.

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