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  • The Fourth of July weekend in East Hampton Town was “major, very busy,” Supervisor Larry Cantwell said at a board meeting on Tuesday, but “there were no calamities, no serious crimes. Overall I think we managed to get through the weekend reasonably well.”
  • The owners of Tiina the Store on Amagansett Main Street submitted a preliminary site plan to the East Hampton Town Planning Board June 22 proposing major changes for the back of the property. The reaction of the board, while not icy, was cool to at least one aspect of the proposal.
  • An apparently homeless woman was sent to jail last Thursday after being accused of stealing an Oklahoma oilman’s Mercedes Benz from in front of his Ocean Avenue, East Hampton, property.
  • The holiday weekend produced many arrests, some on unusual charges.
  • The July Fourth weekend was marked by a number of vehicular accidents resulting in charges of drunken driving.
  • For two hours on Thursday, Dylan Eckardt, the self-proclaimed 'Prince of Montauk,' was a wanted man. East Hampton Town Justice Steven Tekulsky issued a warrant for his arrest at 12:20 p.m. after he failed to appear in court for a conference.
  • East Hampton Town police have asked for the public’s assistance in locating the vehicle that struck a bicyclist on Three Mile Harbor-Hog Creek Road in Springs Saturday night, then sped off without stopping.
  • Thomas Gilbert Jr., who is being held on Rikers Island, has attempted suicide on at least one occasion since being locked up, according to the prosecutor, Craig Ortner.
  • A deck, shed, and brick patio at 12 Deerfield Lane in the Beach Hampton area of Amagansett, all of which allegedly were built without permits next to, or even in, wetlands, received critical scrutiny Tuesday night at a meeting of the East Hampton Town Zoning Board of Appeals.
  • Two brothers, both seasonal restaurant workers in Montauk, were charged with assault last week. One of the two, Kristian Valle-Ortiz, 23, also faces a charge of felony possession of cocaine after East Hampton Town police said they found a plastic bag containing seven packets of the drug in his room.

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