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  • A drunken-driving case against Thomas Ravenel, a former South Carolina treasurer and current reality-television figure with a federal drug record, has been adjourned to May 8, while his show, "Southern Charm," will debut on Bravo this evening at 10 p.m.
  • The man arrested for allegedly having sex with a 14-year-old girl in Montauk was indicted by a grand jury seated in the Suffolk County Criminal Court building in Riverside Friday.
  • An abandoned house at 29 Abraham's Path will soon be gone, Supervisor Larry Cantwell announced on Friday.
  •        Warmer weather and improved road conditions last week had more drivers getting out and about, and the number of drunken-driving arrests went up a little as well. Altogether, four local residents were taken into custody.

  •        East Hampton Town police charged a California woman with felony grand larceny on Monday, alleging she had stolen two jackets, including an Italian leather one  valued at $1,500, from the Underwood Drive house in Springs where she had worked as a nanny for a week. Dwikeesha D. Jones, 38, of Antelope, Calif., was also charged with petty larceny and criminal possession of stolen property, both misdemeanors. She pleaded not guilty Monday afternoon in East Hampton Town Justice Court.

  • Juan Jose Zhingri-Deleg admitted to multiple instances of sexual intercourse with a 14-year-old girl living in Montauk, according to court documents. He is being held on $100,000 bail.
  •     Bay Street Theatre’s new artistic director, Scott Schwartz, has chosen three plays to be performed there this summer, which, he promised last week, will not be your run-of-the-mill summer season.

  • An East Hampton couple were arrested in Hampton Bays yesterday on charges of endangering the welfare of two young children, who police said were left inside a car while couple went shopping at Macy’s.
  •        For the second time in about a year, the owners of a house on Gardiner’s Bay in Amagansett have asked the  East Hampton Town Zoning Board of Appeals to allow them to demolish it and build a larger one. And, for the second time, the Planning Department has taken a vociferous stance against their proposal. At issue are distances from the wetlands on the property and from the dune crest.

  •        Sag Harbor Village police arrested a local 16-year-old on Monday morning and charged him with felony-level grand larceny and burglary, in connection with a wave of burglaries that took place in the village last summer. The teenager is charged with participating in one of those break-ins, on July 27, in which several bottles of liquor were stolen from a village residence, and also with stealing a 2008 GMC pickup truck on July 11.

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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.