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  • A Sag Harbor man was arraigned in East Hampton Town Justice Court last Thursday on charges stemming from an April 16 crash on Route 114 that sent two men to the hospital.
  • A Woodside man driving a company van to the farmers market in Springs in order to sell pickles was charged Saturday morning with 10 misdemeanors, mostly relating to possession of drugs.

    East Hampton Town police said Peter Chau was pulled over on North Main Street, East Hampton, because his rear license plate was “crooked.” The officer reportedly found that Mr. Chau’s license had been suspended three times for failure to pay a fine in Queens, which led initially to his arrest.

  • A man who told East Hampton Town Justice Steven Tekulsky that “I’m not homeless. I live outside,” has spent the last few days in the county jail, charged by East Hampton Village police with trespassing.

  • An East Hampton man was charged with drunken driving shortly after midnight Monday after crashing his 2009 Mercedes Benz into a telephone pole in Wainscott, according to East Hampton Town police.

    William A. Dreher Jr., 48, told the first officer to arrive that he had lost control of the car “due to wet pavement.” He had been eastbound, just past the Montauk Highway intersection with West Gate Road, before veering across the highway and hitting the pole.

  • The annual Barcelona Point boat party on Sunday was either very poorly attended or rescheduled for another weekend.

    The watery revelry has been held on the first Sunday in August for several years, but only about 30 craft were in the waters of Northwest Harbor on Sunday.

    Enforcement personnel from Sag Harbor, Shelter Island, East Hampton Town Marine Patrol, the Suffolk County Sheriff’s Department, and the Coast Guard were among those on hand Sunday to monitor the party. One arrest was made for boating while intoxicated.

  • A Northport man who refused to surrender to police despite being Tasered twice was finally brought down by an officer using a flashlight and a baton, East Hampton Village police reported.
  • Members of motorcycle clubs from across the East End gathered in East Hampton Town Justice Court to show support for a fellow cyclist, Sidney R. Hughes, 37, of Montauk, who was seriously injured on June 21 when struck by a man charged with drunken driving after the accident.
  • The application for the former East Deck Motel property calls for a restaurant, spa, game and exercise rooms, lounge areas, and below-grade parking for members and their invited guests.
  • A 41-year-old East Islip man who allegedly fled the scene of an accident late Saturday night was arrested soon after when his Jeep engine quit.

  • A Central Islip man was arrested in Montauk on Friday morning, charged by East Hampton Town police with exposing himself. Five hours later, he allegedly did it again, this time while sporting a blue blazer.

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  • The New York State Department of Labor's web site, through which the unemployed claim weekly benefits, crashed over the weekend, leaving people unable to file for weekly benefits since then.
  • A vigil calling for a full police investigation into the death of Lilia Aucapina will be held Tuesday at Southampton Town Hall.
  • 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.