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  • A homeless man accused of breaking into a house was the subject of an intense manhunt last Thursday night. East Hampton Village police, aided by police dogs and their handlers from Riverhead and a Suffolk police search helicopter.
  • A who’s who of local attorneys, judges, and court personnel gathered Sunday night at Michaels’ restaurant Maidstone in Springs to honor the outgoing East Hampton Justice Catherine A. Cahill, who is retiring after 20 years on the bench
  •        If the East Hampton Town Board votes to approve a new zoning classification for 555 Montauk Highway in Amagansett, it will do so without the approval of the town planning board, judging by its Nov. 20 meeting.

           The controversial action, which would establish a new “senior citizen housing overlay district” for a 23.5-acre parcel of former farmland, was discussed toward the end of a two-hour meeting.

  • The owner of a Dodge pickup truck found its engine compartment full of malodorous fish recently after he destroyed two cartons of his own catch by running them over in a restaurant parking lot the day before.
  •       A Rockville Centre 16-year-old, accused of sodomizing another youth with a broomstick at Phoenix House in Wainscott Sunday afternoon, is being held at the county jail in Riverside in lieu of $250,000 cash bail. He entered a plea of not guilty during his arraignment in East Hampton Town Justice Court on Monday.

  •        Craig J. Dellavecchia, 33, of Bay Shore faces a felony charge of drunken driving after being arrested in Montauk early on the morning of Nov. 7. He was clocked at 47 miles per hour in a 30 m.p.h. zone on West Lake Drive near the docks, East Hampton Town police said.

  •        Sag Harbor police are investigating an armed robbery on Main Street early Tuesday evening.

           According to the police report, a couple described as Hispanic, said to be in their mid-to-late 20s, entered the Corner Closet, a high-end vintage boutique at about 6 p.m. One employee was alone in the shop at the time. The man showed a handgun, the employee told police, and forced her to the rear of the store into a storage area, where her hands and feet were tied up.

  • Three months were spent preparing for a training exercise, designed to simulate the potential for chaos when disaster strikes.
  •     Time, the cliché goes, heals all wounds. But there are some wounds that cannot, and should not, ever be healed. The Holocaust is one of them.

        The Holocaust provides a daunting challenge to artists of all stripes: How do you speak the unspeakable, how do you depict evil in its purist form.

        “The Diary of Anne Frank,” both as a piece of literature and as a theater piece, on view at the Bay Street Theatre in Sag Harbor, is one answer to that artistic challenge.

  •        A Springs man who police said held up a liquor store early Saturday evening was arraigned in East Hampton Town Justice Court Tuesday in front of Justice Catherine A. Cahill on a felony charge of robbery in the first degree.

           John X. Tracy, 19, entered a not guilty plea through his attorney, John O’Brien of Burke and O’Brien in Noyac.

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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.