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  •    “Frankie and Johnny in the Clair de Lune” opens tonight at 8 p. m. at the Bridge, the “black box” stage at the Bridgehampton Community Center. It is being produced by the Hamptons International Theater Festival and the Naked Stage.

  • A New York City woman was critically injured when she was struck by a car while bicycling on Three Mile Harbor Road in Springs a little after noon on Saturday.
  • A New York City woman was critically injured when the bicycle she was riding was struck by a car on Three Mole Harbor Hog Creek Road a little after noon on Saturday.

    East Hampton Town police said Kathryn Jones, 58, was biking northbound when she was struck by a 2006 Subaru station wagon being driven by Antjemaria D. Katcher, 65, of East Hampton, also northbound.

    Ms. Jones was taken first by the Springs ambulance company, then Suffolk County medical helicopter to Stony Brook University Hospital where she was admitted in what police called critical but stable condition.

  •     One man skipped bail recently, leaving his family $30,000 poorer, while another couldn’t make bail, leading his attorney to seek and get a very speedy trial date in East Hampton Town Justice Court.

  •     East Hampton Town police are calling the death of a Northwest Woods woman a “possible suicide,” according to East Hampton Town Detective Lieutenant Chris Anderson.

        “There is no indication of foul play,” he said yesterday.

  •     Kenneth R. Coleman Jr. of Sag Harbor was driving 66 miles per hour early Saturday morning on Montauk Highway near Green Hollow Road, according to East Hampton Village police, when they stopped his 2005 Toyota Rav 4. The speed limit there is 40 m.p.h.

        Mr. Coleman, 31, was asked to perform roadside sobriety tests, which police said he failed. He appeared in East Hampton Town Justice Court later that morning to face a felony charge of drunken driving.

  •     An apparent planned trip out of town turned into a trip to Suffolk County jail for an East Hampton man, who had bail set at $25,000 by a clearly displeased East Hampton Justice Lisa R. Rana last Thursday.

        Diego P. Ordonez-Contreras, 29, was due in East Hampton court the day before, Sept. 25, to face a charge of a violation of probation stemming from a previous conviction.

  • Police said that Wesley Carrion, 90, was pulled from the house by Sag Harbor Fire Department volunteers. He was declared dead at Southampton Hospital.
  • Jason Lee, a Goldman Sachs managing director accused of raping a 20-year-old Irish student in East Hampton early on Aug. 20, his birthday, was arraigned in Suffolk County Criminal Court Friday on a charge of first-degree rape and two misdemeanor charges.
  • The applicants propose to merge the three lots into one, and then build a 79-unit condominium community for affluent older residents, down from the 89 units first proposed.

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  • 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.