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  •    The East Hampton Town Zoning Board of Appeals ruled on two controversial matters on April 9 with a voting pattern unusual for this board.
        Members voted 4-1 to grant several variances and a natural resources special permit to Morgan Neff, which will allow him to keep, unchanged, two of his seven cottages, known as Millionaires Row, on Fort Pond in Montauk.

  •    There were six arrests on the charge of driving while intoxicated this past week in the town of East Hampton, and an East Hampton man was arrested on the same charge in Southampton.

  •    The man who threw a paint-removing liquid onto the hood of the classic blue 1965 Ford F-1 pickup truck with a V-8 engine that’s always parked outside Sloppy Tuna in Montauk, was himself sloppy — he forgot to look up.
       If the hoodie-wearing vandal had bothered to look, he might have noticed several surveillance cameras hanging at strategic points outside the oceanfront bar. According to Abby Monahan, the manager, he was caught on camera pulling up to the bar in a pickup at exactly 4:20 a.m. on April 16.

  •     Twenty years ago, Jaqui Leader, artistic director of the East End Special Players, hesitated before calling Helen Rudman to apply for her current job. She was an actor, not a trained therapist.
        “I thought, I don’t have a degree working with people with learning disabilities,” she said Friday.
        Then she came in and met the group.

  • The arrest of a man on a charge of possessing illegal fireworks may or may not have solved the riddle of the Montauk "explosions."
  •     The driver of a black 2006 BMW, Nelson G. Sanmartin Prado, 31, of Springs, was arrested on Abraham’s Path in East Hampton at 2:40 a.m. Sunday and charged with misdemeanor drunken driving. Back at the stationhouse East Hampton Town police lodged a more serious charge against him, of aggravated driving without a license, a felony.

  •    An East Hampton man, Melvin C. Smith, 46, was arrested on April 10 by East Hampton Town police on charges of assault in the second degree, a class D felony, and possession of a deadly weapon, a knife, as a misdemeanor. The charges stem from a fight on Three Mile Harbor Road in East Hampton on the afternoon of April 9. Joseph Giannini, Mr. Smith’s attorney, has alleged that race was a factor in Mr. Smith’s arrest.
        Mr. Smith is black; the other man involved is white.

  •    First love and first time at the theater should be joyful experiences, and when artfully combined, as in the Springs Community Theater production of “Peter Pan” at Guild Hall’s John Drew Theater, they are simply a blast.
        The theater was packed for the Sunday matinee, and the energy of the little ones in the audience, with an occasional mommy or daddy thrown in, was palpable at the curtain.

  • A dispute between two neighbors leaves one with prior felonies held without bail in Suffolk County Jail.
  •     An oceanfront house on Marine Boulevard in Amagansett was before the East Hampton Town Zoning Board of Appeals on April 2 for variances that would allow what might be called a creative expansion.
        “I’m a composer,” Carter Burwell, the applicant, told the board. Mr. Burwell is, in fact, the composer for the Coen brothers, the Academy Award-winning film-making duo, having written the scores for all but one of their films.