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  • A Springs man with a long criminal history is back in jail after a daytime burglary in which he allegedly attacked a 21-year-old woman in Southampton Village Friday morning.
  • A prosecutor in the Jason Lee rape case said that a private investigator met with the alleged victim in Ireland and has asked a judge for an order of protection
  • New York State Assemblyman Fred W. Thiele Jr. has introduced legislation that would hold anyone who plants or maintains running bamboo on their property responsible for the cost of removing the invasive species from neighboring properties and repairing any damage the roots, called rhizomes, have caused
  • Sean MacPherson, who brought his high-end hotel empire to Montauk in 2010 when he opened the Crow’s Nest Inn and Restaurant, has been told he needs permission for his newest project after running afoul of the East Hampton Town Building Department.
  • An actor with a small role in a movie being filmed in Montauk has spent the last five days behind bars, first in an East Hampton Town police holding cell, then in the Suffolk County jail in Riverside. The man, Gabriele A. Nevins of Milwaukie, Ore., 22, was arrested on felony criminal mischief charges early Saturday and has been unable to meet the $3,500 bail set for him in East Hampton Justice Court.

  • A Springs man is facing multiple felony counts after East Hampton Town police arrested him Sunday at about midnight on charges of driving while intoxicated.

    Officers said they stopped Luis G. Vizhany-Cardenas, 41, on North Main Street, East Hampton, for swerving repeatedly into the oncoming lane. His blood-alcohol content was recorded at .09 of 1 percent, just over the legal limit.

  • A pothole on Napeague came close last week to killing a motorcyclist, whose bike, after striking it, went down and skidded for about 100 yards, the length of a football field, across Montauk Highway.

    East Hampton Town police said Carlos A. Buitrago of Springs, 27, was about a mile west of Napeague Meadow Road, headed west, when it happened, at about 10:40 a.m. on April 29. Man and motorcycle came to rest on the shoulder of the eastbound lane.

  • East Hampton Town police have asked for the public’s help in tracking down a man suspected in a possible abduction attempt of a local boy.

    A 13-year-old Springs School student walking home last Thursday at about 3:30 p.m. after being dropped off by a school bus told police he had been approached on Springs-Fireplace Road near Teak Lane in Springs by a man driving a white sedan.

  • The owners of Cyril’s Fish House on Napeague were handed another setback in their fight to open the popular roadside eatery for the 2014 summer season, when the East Hampton Town Zoning Board of Appeals upheld a stop-work order issued last winter by Tom Preiato, the town’s chief building inspector.

    The board, led by John Whelan, its newly appointed chairman, voted 4-0 to uphold the order, which was issued on Jan. 28 after two gasoline tanks dating from the late 1960s, when the site was a gas station, were dug up and removed.

  • Bail was set at $25,000 Saturday for a 21-year-old man whom police said was drunk when he struck and killed a bicyclist on County Road 39 in Southampton on Friday evening.

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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.