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  • The gold rush began in earnest in the fall of 2007, Ed Dressler, the general manager of the London Jewelers store in East Hampton, said last week. The stock market went into freefall at about the same time as the real estate bubble burst. “We bought more gold in one month than we did in the previous 12 years, combined,” he said. “People were going through their things, finding that they had money sitting there.”

  • Police are issuing warnings after at least two East Hampton residents received calls last week from someone claiming to be an Internal Revenue Service agent and threatening to seize their property or have them arrested if they didn't pay alleged back taxes. One is out more than $1,000.
  • The owner of three properties at Ditch Plain in Montauk has been before the East Hampton Town Zoning Board on consecutive weeks, seeking variances for construction at two of the sites.

    Sean MacPherson, a New York boutique-hotel developer, bought the house on Miller Avenue where he still lives in 2007, according to Tyler Borsack of the Town Planning Department. It is a small house, at 864 square feet, on a 37,081-square-foot parcel.

  • Relative calm returned to local roads after a Memorial Day week that saw 15 arrests on charges of drunken or drugged driving. East Hampton Town police have since made only two such arrests; village police, just one.

    Police stopped the driver of a 2002 BMW on Three Mile Harbor Road in East Hampton early Tuesday morning for failing to dim her headlights and wound up charging her with driving while intoxicated after administering roadside sobriety tests.

  • A Springs man who was standing in the middle of the Main Street-Jermain Avenue intersection in Sag Harbor Monday night, punching the hoods of cars stopped at the traffic light there with his bare fists, faces two felony charges of criminal mischief.

    Sag Harbor Village police said Adam P. Kopoulos, 24, who was reportedly intoxicated, caused thousands of dollars’ worth of damage. It took both police officers on duty that evening to subdue him after a caller told a dispatcher what was happening.

  • East Hampton Town police have identified a woman found dead in her car in Montauk on Monday as Nikole Doering, 37, of Coram. Her family had reported her missing the day before.

    Det. Sgt. Greg Schaefer said yesterday that police were investigating the cause of death, but that it did not appear suspicious.

  • Nikole Doering, a Coram resident, was reported missing one day before her body was found.
  • Police are investigating the cause of death of a woman found in a parked car at a bluff-top Montauk parking lot yesterday.
  • To be a vital regional theater in America, the person in charge must be willing to take chances, to mine the theatrical landscape for new works he or she believes in. Scott Schwartz, the new artistic director at the Bay Street Theatre, has done just that, and has come up with a diamond in the rough in “Conviction,” a play by Carey Crim, with Mr. Schwartz directing. It received its world premiere on Saturday night.

  • A landscaper working on a Montauk property was airlifted to Stony Brook University Hospital today in serious condition after the large riding mower he was operating flipped over and landed on top of him.

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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.