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  • The East Hampton Town Zoning Board of Appeals, at its meeting on Feb. 24, wrestled with requests from two property owners who want to build or expand houses in or near dunes that town laws are designed to protect.

    Jeffrey Locker has submitted plans to build on 320 Cranberry Hole Road, Amagansett, which is slightly more than one and a half acres. The land is constrained by three scenic easements and abuts three lots to the west, which the town recently purchased to keep in their natural state.

  • Ice and snow continued to take their toll on drivers last week, with numerous accidents on local roads. Two crashes sent three Springs residents to South­ampton Hospital

    On Feb. 25, Floyd E. Downs was driving a 2008 pickup truck on Three Mile Harbor Road near Springy Banks Road in East Hampton when he “lost control of his vehicle on the icy road, causing him to cross the double yellow line,” the police reported.

  • The case of Jason E. Monet, a Stamford, Conn., man charged with three felonies in connection with a collision on Napeague last June, took an unexpected turn Friday in a Central Islip courtroom.

  • The second of four men arrested in October on felony burglary charges following a break-in at Damark’s Deli on Three Mile Harbor Road in Springs pleaded guilty in East Hampton Town Justice Court last Thursday to reduced charges and was sentenced to six months’ incarceration.

    Lucas M. Ward was brought into court in leg shackles and handcuffs by Suffolk County sheriffs. It was his 22nd birthday.

  • Sag Harbor police made two driving- while-intoxicated arrests last week, while the other departments in our coverage area reported none.

    Jacob A. Love, 24, who police said had been seen by police “stumbling down Main Street” a little earlier last Thursday evening, was found slumped over the wheel of his vehicle with the engine running, his foot on the gas pedal, and the car in park. Under state law, if the engine is on and a driver is behind the wheel, the driver is considered to be operating the vehicle, even in park.

  • The weather in recent weeks has been unkind to motorists, with sliding, skidding, spinning cars and trucks causing mayhem on the roads.
  • Allison J. Rydberg, a 26-year-old Hampton Bays woman who pleaded guilty in November to vehicular manslaughter for the death in a one-car accident last April of 24-year-old Jason H. Pollak of Water Mill, was sentenced on Tuesday.
  • A Springs man who is facing an aggravated charge of drunken driving for the second time in seven months may do jail time if convicted, East Hampton Town Justice Lisa R. Rana warned him at his arraignment.

    During the Presidents Day weekend, East Hampton Town police stopped Edgar Roman Villa Albarracin, 48, on Old Orchard Lane, East Hampton, for a traffic infraction and suspected he was intoxicated. He failed roadside tests, they said, and was taken back to headquarters, where a breath test reportedly produced a reading of .18 of 1 percent.

  • Georges Briguet, who owns a well-known French restaurant, Le Perigord, in New York, deliberately concealed two Swiss bank accounts, failing to pay more than $169,000 in taxes over 10 years, the I.R.S. said.

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