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  •        An ongoing dispute between an East Hampton couple, both of whom have been arrested before in connection with their domestic troubles, led on Sunday night to the arrest of Guy K. Tibbetts, 31, his second in two weeks.

           East Hampton Village police said Mr. Tibbetts had let himself into the residence of his estranged wife, Justina Tibbetts, without her permission, and charged him with two misdemeanors, trespassing and violating an order of protection.

  •        This is rutting season, when deer are doing what comes naturally, and it has proven hazardous to man and beast alike. Between the town and the village, East Hampton police recorded five deer-car incidents this past week.

           On Christmas Eve in the village, Kristine King’s 2011 Lexus sustained some front-end damage after striking a deer on Pantigo Road near Amy’s Lane. It happened soon after sunset.

  •       A site plan that would legalize expansions at two of Morgan Neff’s seven cottages on Fort Pond Bay in Montauk is among the applications scheduled for hearings at the East Hampton Town Planning Board’s first meeting of the year on Wednesday at 7 p.m.

  •     Midnight was the first. He was a big, tough tom, jet-black with just a couple of white hairs on his throat, a “witches cat.”

        We did not adopt him; he adopted us. I was 3 or 4. We were living in West Hempstead. My mother went into my parents’ bedroom. There was a black sweater on the bed that began moving. My mother screamed. Knowing Midnight, he probably didn’t even blink.

        My parents put him outside; he came back in. He quickly became a McMorrow.

  • As Bill Wilkinson looked back at his four frequently contentious years as town supervisor, it was with a mixture of satisfaction for what had been accomplished, sharp words for some of those who criticized him, and concern for the town’s future.
  •        On Saturday, after being sworn in at Town Hall, Capt. Michael D. Sarlo of the East Hampton Town Police Department will officially become Chief Sarlo, succeeding Edward Ecker, the current chief, who has held that position since 2010.

           The captain, who joined the force in 1995, was promoted to the rank of sergeant in 2002, lieutenant in 2006, and captain in 2010, at the same time Chief Ecker assumed command.

  •        East Hampton Town Court was quieter than usual last Thursday as Justice Catherine A. Cahill completed her final day on the bench. A thin court calendar was made even thinner by the non-appearance of Shanika Dunmore, who was to have been sentenced to two months in county jail as part of a plea bargain between her Legal Aid Society lawyer and the Suffolk district attorney’s office.

  •        An application to split a 15-acre property on the west side of Town Lane in Amagansett into two lots will be the focus of a Jan. 8 public hearing before the East Hampton Town Planning Board. The owner, Randy Lerner, has agreed, in accordance with town code,that over half the land be held in reserve, never to be developed.

  • Opponents to the proposed 555 development plan in Amagansett received an early Christmas present on Dec. 11 when East Hampton Town Planning Board’s chairman, Reed Jones, announced that the application had been withdrawn
  •        An unauthorized purchase of $40 worth of gasoline, which had led to a plea-bargain for an East Hampton woman to do community service, was aborted in East Hampton Town Justice Court last Thursday and her sentence changed to eight months in jail.

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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.