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  • Allison J. Rydberg, 25, was arraigned on drunken driving charges after an accident that took the life of a 24-year-old Water Mill resident, Jason Pollak.
  • The Sagaponack man police say set fire to a $34 million Dune Road house in Bridgehampton on Saturday is being held on $500,000 bail and has been ordered to undergo psychiatric examination.
  • David Osiecki, 54, to be arraigned Sunday on a charge that he deliberately set fire to a $34 million oceanfront house in Bridgehampton, as well as in connection with an earlier brush fire elsewhere.
  • An East Hampton man who has been in and out of prison for most of his adult life may be headed back again.
  • A new chain store on the site of the old Plitt Ford dealership on the Montauk Highway in Wainscott is becoming a reality almost two years after the death of the principal owner of the property in a car crash just miles away.

    A 15,000-square-foot Home Goods store, designed by the architect Peter Cook, will be constructed there, Mr. Cook said Tuesday. Home Goods specializes in home furnishings and is  part of a larger corporation, TJX, which also owns Marshall’s, T.J. Maxx, and Sierra Trading Post, according to the Home Goods website.

  • East Hampton Town police arrested two Springs men this past week on charges of driving while intoxicated.

    Victor M. Lara-Agustin, 39, was stopped a little after midnight on Saturday after reportedly swerving across Fort Pond Boulevard in Springs. Police said he narrowly missed a utility pole as he turned onto Broadway Avenue.

  •     Just as spring buds bloom into summer flowers, Scott Schwartz, Bay Street Theatre’s artistic director, intends to nurture fledgling plays into potential main-stage productions. In the works is a series of staged readings of new plays, to be held at the Sag Harbor theater every spring, with the first three kicking off the series next weekend.

  • An East Hampton man accused of stealing more than $125,000 worth of jewelry and cash from over two dozen East End houses pleaded guilty on Friday in criminal court, Riverside, to 13 counts of second-degree burglary.
  • The Army Corps of Engineers will present its proposed downtown Montauk beach stabilization project at a public meeting on April 23 at Town Hall.
  • A conflict between Jewish burial laws and the town’s regulations regarding cemeteries in water-sensitive areas may be an even bigger problem for the temple

Blogs by this author:

  • 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.