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  • Board members want to know who is in the pool and belly up at the bar
  • Lack of video was key in East Hampton D.W.I. trial’s not-guilty verdict
  •     An employee carrying much of the East Hampton I.G.A.’s weekend cash intake in a bank-drop bag was robbed at gunpoint on Saturday night in the parking lot behind the North Main Street store.
        Detective Lt. Chris Anderson of the East Hampton Town police said the theft was reported at 10:19 p.m. The victim described the gunman as “a black male, in his 20s, short in stature,” wearing a gray hooded sweatshirt. He had “a Jamaican accent,” police were told.

  •     Was the driveway asphalt, or was it gravel, or was it gravel-covered oil? And is gravel-covered oil the same as asphalt?
        Those were the questions of the day at the East Hampton Town Zoning Board of Appeals hearing on March 26. The driveway in question is part of a sprawling 186,000-square-foot property at 2118 Montauk Highway on Napeague owned by Lawrence Weiss.

  •     A Mercury seen weaving along Montauk Highway in Wainscott early on Easter Sunday led to a circuitous trip to the county jail for a Springs man, who now faces three felony charges and probable deportation.
        A Montauk resident who was headed west on the highway called 911 a little after 1 a.m., saying that a white car had been swerving dangerously in and out of its lane and had just pulled into the Hess gas station. The caller, whose name was not released, followed the car into the station and waited for the police.

  •     On the cool morning of March 25, East Hampton Village Police Chief Gerard Larsen was sitting in his unmarked car in the Main Beach parking lot, sipping a cup of hot coffee, when a gold Mercedes-Benz rolled up next to him.
        The Mercedes driver lowered his window, and the chief did likewise.
        “I thought he wanted directions,” Chief Larsen said Tuesday. Instead, the man asked the chief if he smoked grass.

  •    Spring is literally springing through the air for the Springs Community Theater, as its actors soar above the stage during rehearsal at Guild Hall for a new production of the ever-popular 1954 musical version of the J.M. Barrie classic, “Peter Pan.”
        “It was a dream of hers. She always wanted to do it,” Barbara Mattson, the producer, said of her long-time friend, and co-driving force behind the company, Jayne Freedman.

  • An employee carrying much of the holiday weekend’s cash in a bank-drop bag was robbed at gunpoint by another man Saturday night in the parking lot behind the IGA on North Main Street in East Hampton.
  • The late John Judge's friends gathered together Monday night, calling for a stiff penalty on Edward Orr, who plead guilty to being the driver in the hit-and-run accident that killed him in October.
  •     The fate of the last parcel of undivided farmland in the Wainscott corridor, once part of two farms owned by the Hedges and the Osborne families, came before the East Hampton Town Planning Board on March 20.
        The land, almost 40 acres at 55 Wainscott Hollow Road once owned by Ronald Lauder, is owned now by a limited liability company with the address as its name.

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