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  • District attorney's bureau chief says that Jason Lee's accuser will return from Ireland for a trial stemming from an alleged 2013 incident in East Hampton.
  • A proposed subdivision that set members of the East Hampton Town Planning Board at odds when they first discussed it in October had a three-hour hearing on Feb. 3 before the zoning board of appeals, during which members asked hard questions of both sides.
  • Although new pumps have been installed at the Empire Gas station, now Citgo, in Montauk and a pump island has been expanded, its application for site plan approval for the expansion remained in limbo on Feb. 4 when the members of the East Hampton Town Planning Board coalesced against a canopy for the island. 

  • Representatives for HomeGoods received a chilly reception from the East Hampton Town Zoning Board of Appeals last week as the board reviewed a request for signs on the new Wainscott building the store will occupy.

    Town code limits total sign area to 20 square feet at that location, but HomeGoods wants to exceed that by nearly 50 percent, with a 14-square-foot sign on the back of the building by the parking lot and another one on the Montauk Highway side of the building.

  • An East Hampton Village resident was high on crack cocaine when he was stopped at 10 a.m. Saturday on Toilsome Lane, according to village police. Ronald Allen King, 61, was pulled over when the 1997 Chevrolet he was driving came up as unregistered, according to a reader on the police car.

    Mr. King denied the charges, and pleaded not guilty in East Hampton Town Justice Court the next morning.

  • The case of Asli Dincer and Melih Dincer, the Turkish pair accused of sending false terrorism threats by email last spring to the Jewish Center of the Hamptons in East Hampton, took another twist on Jan. 23, when Asli Dincer, 44, turned her back on a deal to plead guilty to a reduced charge as well as to another, unrelated charge of grand larceny.

  • Two Springs men, neither of them a licensed driver according to East Hampton Town police, were arraigned Sunday morning on several charges, including driving while intoxicated.

    Luis A. Yamba-Tenezaca, 22, was additionally charged with leaving the scene of an accident. Police said he was backing his 2000 Pontiac sedan out of a busy residential driveway near the intersection of Three Mile Harbor Road and Muir Boulevard in Springs Sunday afternoon when the car struck the rear of a 2004 Toyota and he drove off without stopping.

  • A Montauk resident’s civil rights lawsuit against former East Hampton Town Supervisor Bill Wilkinson has been dismissed.

  • A Wyandanch man who was stopped for allegedly speeding down Newtown Lane in East Hampton Village on Saturday evening ended up with the driver under arrest on a misdemeanor charge of drug possession. Given that motorists were being kept off the roads because of the weather this week, there were few  arrests, but one man was charged with stealing a plastic snow shovel.

  • The fiancée of a Scottish man killed by a drunken driver on County Road 39 in Tuckahoe last May addressed Acting Supreme Court Justice Fernando Camacho on Tuesday, part of the final step before the sentence is handed down for a Southampton man who caused his death.

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