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  •     After I buried Pooh in Central Park, I wanted nothing more to do with felines, at least not for a while. I was in mourning for my little friend, and mourning takes time. My wife, however, had other ideas and a team of accomplices pitted against me.

        We lived on West 19th Street in Chelsea at the time, and a Dominican couple with four daughters had moved from the South Bronx into the building next door a few weeks earlier.

  •     “The play’s the thing, wherein I’ll catch the conscience of the king,” Hamlet tells us in the ultimate Shakespearean tragedy. And players for the play are wanted, according to Morgan Vaughan, who will direct the Round Table Theater Company’s production of “Hamlet” at Guild Hall’s John Drew Theater in East Hampton this fall.

        All parts are open, with the exception of the title character, which will be played by Tristan Vaughan, and Gertrude, to be played by Dianne Benson.

  • A Sagaponack man is being held on $500,000 bail and has been ordered to undergo psychiatric evaluation after being accused of setting fire on Saturday to a $34 million Dune Road house in Bridgehampton
  • He is a carpenter and he has long hair, traits he shares with the person he portrayed on Good Friday at St. Therese of Lisieux Catholic Church in Montauk
  • An East Hampton man with a history of arrests was indicted Monday on three felony weapons charges.

    A grand jury in the Cromarty Criminal Court Complex in Riverside indicted Melvin C. Smith, 48, on charges of possessing a .38-caliber handgun and 100 rounds of high-velocity ammunition that were discovered in his house on Morris Park Lane on April 16.

    East Hampton Town police said they found the gun and ammunition during a routine search that was required in a plea deal Mr. Smith had reached with prosecutors to resolve an earlier assault arrest.

  • An Amagansett man who was charged with driving while intoxicated after crashing a 2002 Chevrolet into a tree on Friday afternoon apparently took his own life three days later.

    Christopher A. Cosich, 47, a well-known physical trainer here and championship bodybuilder, drove off Abram’s Landing Road in Amagansett a few minutes after noon Friday, striking a tree, East Hampton Town police said. He appeared to be intoxicated, and told an officer he had been drinking since the night before, according to an arrest report on file at East Hampton Town Justice Court.

  • Police arrested a Springs man Tuesday on a felony assault charge following an alleged Monday stabbing.

    Alexander R. Fernandez, 21, was said by police to be arguing with Wayne Hopson, apparently over a female companion, when Mr. Fernandez stabbed him in the arm with a scissors at about 3:45 a.m. at 15 Fort Pond Boulevard in Springs.

    Police were alerted by Southampton Hospital, following the procedure for when someone is admitted with a wound believed to be from an attack.

  • Allison J. Rydberg, 25, was arraigned on drunken driving charges after an accident that took the life of a 24-year-old Water Mill resident, Jason Pollak.
  • The Sagaponack man police say set fire to a $34 million Dune Road house in Bridgehampton on Saturday is being held on $500,000 bail and has been ordered to undergo psychiatric examination.
  • David Osiecki, 54, to be arraigned Sunday on a charge that he deliberately set fire to a $34 million oceanfront house in Bridgehampton, as well as in connection with an earlier brush fire elsewhere.

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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.