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  • Cyril’s Fish House, the traffic-stopping hotspot on Napeague, has been front and center at the East Hampton Town Planning Board’s last two meetings, as its members debated whether to recommend a change in its zoning status from residential to neighborhood business, under which a restaurant is allowed.
  •    East Hampton Town police reported three arrests for driving while intoxicated in the week just past.

  •    Luis Leon of East Hampton parked his car on Collins Avenue last Thursday morning and went into the I.G.A., around the corner on North Main Street. He left the motor running with one window open to allow air to circulate for his pets, two fluffy white dogs.
       When he came out of the store one of the dogs was missing. He called police, who canvassed the area, searching in vain for the animal. Mr. Leon went home and faxed a photo of the dog to police, who also sent it to the animal control department.

  • Amagansett
       The passenger seat of a 1997 Dodge pickup truck belonging to Ian Calder-Piedmonte of the Balsam Farms farmstand on Town Lane was stolen in November while Mr. Calder-Piedmonte was away. The truck had been parked, unlocked, behind the stand.

  • The person or persons who target unlocked cars in Montauk, rummaging through them for money and valuables, struck in the Second House Road area sometime Saturday.
  •    At about 6:30 a.m. on Nov. 29, an East Hampton Town police officer patrolling in Montauk came upon a 2012 Ford, which showed damage, sitting in a marshy area near where Old West Lake Drive splits off from West Lake Drive. The car, with damage to its front bumper and undercarriage, had apparently missed the turnoff.
        The driver had left the scene, but the officer found his wallet lying by the car door and tracked down Craig Robertson, 50, of Farmingdale. He was issued three summonses, including one for leaving the scene of an accident.

  •    I was more than confident, I was cocky.     
       It was the first week of October. I was sitting at the weekly East Hampton Star editorial meeting. I had already talked about what I anticipated the next few days would bring me on my beat, which is cops and robbers, plus the town’s zoning and planning boards. (Sometimes the last two are confused for the first two, but they are different, I swear.)
        I was finishing up, and, almost as an aside, I said, “I have jury duty on Tuesday.”

  • The sale of clam pies isn’t enough to establish the necessary pre-existing, nonconforming status needed to allow a Pantigo Road building located in a residential zone to operate as a business, according to East Hampton Town’s head building inspector.
  • Quick work by the East Hampton Village detective squad resulted in an arrest on multiple charges related to the burglary of an oceanfront Lily Pond Lane house as well as a break-in on Talkhouse Walk.
  •      The owner of an approximately one-acre property at the northeastern corner where Ditch Plain Road hooks east and becomes Deforest Road continued to seek the East Hampton Town Planning Board’s approval on Nov. 28 to divide it into two lots, each about the same size. An existing house to the north of the property, which has a shared driveway with another lot to the east, would fall into the newly created eastern lot.