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  •    The surprise that is Noel Coward is coming to the John Drew Theater at Guild Hall next week, starring Blythe Danner and Simon Jones, and directed by Tony Walton, in the form of “Tonight at 8:30.”
       Coward wrote the show in the 1930s as a touring vehicle for himself and his longtime friend and working partner Gertrude Lawrence. It’s actually a collection of 10 one-act plays. Each night the partners would choose three to perform, at, of course, 8:30.

  • Three people were hospitalized, one a 6-year-old child who remained in serious condition, after an allegedly drunk driver struck a BMW on Route 114 in East Hampton on Saturday.
  •     There were 14 arrests in East Hampton Town in the past week on charges of drunken driving or driving with ability impaired by drugs, two of them happening after accidents, and four others involving felony charges. Sag Harbor police were equally busy, making four arrests on similar charges, a high number for that jurisdiction.

  •     Sean McPherson, the owner of the Crow’s Nest restaurant and motel in Montauk and a collector of exotic cars, wants to build a new, 600-square-foot garage on his Miller Avenue property in Montauk’s Ditch Plain neighborhood. His application was discussed at a June 25 public hearing before the East Hampton Town Zoning Board of Appeals.

  •     A Key West, Fla., man argued for — and won — an unusual way to beat the high cost of living in East Hampton last week: He got four days in the county jail, where the meals and beds are free.

        “I told the officer that people were harassing me,” the handcuffed Darren W. McPherson, 41, told Justice Catherine Cahill on June 23. “Why would he arrest me?”

  •     The owner of Cyril’s, the summer-magnet restaurant and bar on Napeague, woke up at his Windmill Lane, Amagansett, residence at 4:30 a.m. on June 24 to find that $22,700 had been stolen from his bedside.

  •     A bicycle thief was caught red-handed on Friday by the bike’s owner, who had discovered her red Cannondale M300 mountain bike missing from a shed at her 12th Street house, off Gardiner Avenue in Springs, the day before.

  •     Sheila Carrie Okin, an Amagansett community activist and an East End spiritual leader, died on June 28 at Stony Brook University Medical Center after suffering a stroke and falling two days earlier. She was 75.

         For over 30 years, Ms. Okin had a career as a psychotherapist, both in New York and Amagansett.

        She had worked for 23 years at the New Hope Guild Center in Brooklyn as a therapist, becoming head of the school and administrative director.

  • The owner of Cyril’s, the popular restaurant and bar on Napeague, woke up at 4:30 a.m. on June 24 to find that $22,700 had been stolen from his Windmill Lane residence in Amagansett.

  • Lifeguards not yet on duty in preseason incident that nearly claimed a life

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