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  • A lower, seemingly more sober turnout at Sunday’s Montauk Friends of Erin St. Patrick’s Day parade resulted in a noticeable drop in arrests from recent years, as well as a reduction in quality-of-life citations issued along the parade route.

  • A felony assault charge against a Springs man, William B. DePetris, has been reduced to a misdemeanor by the district attorney’s office, and even at that level, his attorney said last Thursday in East Hampton Town Justice Court, the charge is likely to be dropped.

  • An armed robber who eluded a massive manhunt in Sag Harbor Village last month after running from his victim’s house was picked up on March 10, almost 2,500 miles away on the Mexican border. U.S. Border Patrol agents stopped him, 28 days after the robbery, as he tried to re-enter the country from Tijuana.

  • Two cases that were first heard in East Hampton Town Justice Court are now concluding elsewhere after both defendants pleaded guilty as charged.

    Leander D. Kobolakis, 23, who was charged in August with felony rape for having sex with a minor, entered the plea in the Riverside courtroom of State Supreme Court Justice Barbara Kahn on March 10, in a process known as “superior court information.”

  • Her: Anything you can do, I can do better. I can do anything better than you.
        Him: No you can’t.
        Her: Yes I can.
        Him: No you can’t.
        Her: Yes I can.

  • A historic oceanfront house on West End Road in East Hampton Village was destroyed Wednesday by a massive fire despite the efforts of seven fire departments and about 100 firefighters.
  • A lawyer for Daniel Pelosi, who was convicted in 2004 of murdering the financier Ted Ammon at Mr. Ammon’s summer house in East Hampton Village, argued in a Brooklyn appeals court on Friday that the conviction should be overturned because of misconduct on the part of the prosecuting attorney.
  • Tires are blowing out and wheels are being damaged at an unprecedented rate in potholes along Montauk Highway.
  • A man who calls Amagansett home but has spent much of his adult life either in county jail or state prison is again behind bars in Riverside charged with a felony for burglary.
  • New York State troopers arrested a 21-year-old from Sag Harbor before dawn on Sunday on multiple charges, including misdemeanor drunken driving, after clocking him at 97 miles per hour in a 55 m.p.h. zone. When asked for his driver’s license, the man handed over a learner’s permit.

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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.