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  • The man accused by East Hampton Town of organizing last summer's version what is called the Barcelona boat party, was fined $2,000 in East Hampton Town Justice Court.
  •        Something good has come out of the frigid weather: Where drunken drivng is concerned, police in East Hampton area jurisdictions have had a deep-freeze couple of weeks.

           In the week just past, there were no alcohol-related arrests at all. In fact, the only arrests made on the roads in the village, the town, and Sag Harbor were for unlicensed driving.

  •     Tom Baker, an East Hampton Town fire marshal, served a notice of violation on the East Hampton Town Justice Court Friday after finding a dead battery on an emergency exit light during his routine annual check of the building. The staff of the court should not feel singled out; Mr. Baker has written his own office up for a violation during an inspection. He said that he felt obligated, when he found the dead light in the office, to write it up.

  •     East End motorists once again found themselves slip-sliding away this week.

        A two-car collision on Monday, on Route 114 near Deer Haven Court in East Hampton, demolished one vehicle, severely damaged the other, and sent the driver of the wrecked car to the hospital. 

  •     On Friday, on the beach at the bottom of a bluff opposite Lenhart’s Cottages in Montauk, East Hampton Town police found the body of a man who had apparently shot himself to death.

        Police believe the man was an attorney from Huntington Station who had checked into Lenhart’s the night before, but are withholding further comment until positive identification can be made by the Suffolk County Medical Examiner’s office.

  •     The constant onslaught of winter’s worst weather has kept the roads and arrest logs of local police comparatively clear in recent weeks. Only two alleged driving while intoxicated incidents led to arrests in the area last week, both by East Hampton Town police.

  •     On the same day that Jacques Guillois was lauded at a Kiwanis Club dinner for his work as an East Hampton Town police detective over the past year, the suspect in his most prominent investigation, Jason Lee, a managing director of Goldman Sachs, was back in Criminal Court in Riverhead.

  •     I can’t imagine anybody working at a newspaper suffering from the condition known as writer’s block. At a newspaper, you live by a simple creed: Write or die.

        Writing has always seemed natural to me. Whether I was writing copy for advertising or writing a poem or a play, it has always been about hearing the words, then writing them down. Hearing the words, and voicing them.

        Everyone has a voice.

  • With a lighter than normal agenda on Jan. 15, Reed Jones, the East Hampton Town Planning Board’s chairman, took the open time to launch a discussion on the town’s agricultural policy, as applied by his board.
  •        An East Hampton man is facing two felony charges of criminal contempt, stemming from a domestic violence incident Monday night in which he was said to have thrown a glass candleholder at his wife, hitting her in the head. He was being held in the county jail in Riverside as of yesterday after failing to post bail of $20,000.

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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.