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  • The standoff between the Town of East Hampton and the car-for-hire service Uber moved into the East Hampton Justice Court Monday, with six drivers being arraigned on charges of operating a taxi business without a license.
  • East Hampton Village police have continued to crack down on dogs on the beach when they are not supposed to be, issuing eight summonses over the weekend to seven dog walkers.
  • A Mastic Beach man whose driver’s license has been suspended or revoked 37 times over the past 13 years was charged last Thursday night with felony unlicensed driving, following a traffic stop on Three Mile Harbor Road in East Hampton.
  • A 29-year-old East Hampton woman with two drunken-driving convictions on her record remained in jail as of yesterday following her June 3 arrest on yet another such charge.
  • An era ended last Thursday evening at the Shagwong Tavern in Montauk as Jimmy Hewitt, the longtime owner, turned the keys over to new owners during a farewell party.
  • On one side of the question is the now well-established and very popular resort-night club Surf Lodge, on Edgemere Street in Montauk; on the other, East Hampton Town’s Architectural Review Board.
  • An early-morning altercation Saturday between a Bridgehampton man and an 83-year-old Northwest Woods woman ended with her hospitalization for a fractured skull.
  • The New York State Police Department has added at least two more squad cars to patrol in Montauk on weekend nights.
  • Last October, Mr. Shoshi, 29, distraught over his troubled marriage to a woman in his native Kosovo, had led East Hampton Town and Village police on a manhunt after firing three rounds from a shotgun inside the Springs house he shared with his parents.
  • A Sagaponack man, David Osiecki, 65, pleaded guilty on May 26 to one of two arson charges, admitting in a Central Islip courtroom that he had set the April 19, 2014, fire that seriously damaged a $34 million house on Dune Road in Bridgehampton. Its owner, Ziel Feldman, was an acquaintance of Mr. Osiecki’s.

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  • The Stephen Talkhouse, a popular nightspot on Main Street in Amagansett, will be the site of a three-hour fund-raiser on March 19 for Jordan Johnson, a former East Hampton High School student who is in a rehabilitation facility in Manhattan as the result of an apparent drug overdose on Jan. 29.

  • The East Hampton Town Zoning Board of Appeals meeting scheduled for Tuesday night has been canceled. The four public hearings concerning applications for variances that were to take place will be held, instead, in March. The new date will be published Monday.

  • St. Therese of Lisieux Catholic Church celebrated the Feast of Our Lady of Cisne, the Patroness of Ecuador, with its Spanish-speaking parishioners this weekend.
  • The four-acre-plus beachfront site at Ditch Plain in Montauk will be the subject of public hearings before the East Hampton Town Planning and Zoning Boards on Tuesday and Wednesday nights.
  • The New York State Department of Labor's web site, through which the unemployed claim weekly benefits, crashed over the weekend, leaving people unable to file for weekly benefits since then.
  • A vigil calling for a full police investigation into the death of Lilia Aucapina will be held Tuesday at Southampton Town Hall.
  • 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.