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  •     Car thieves with expensive tastes have targeted Wainscott in recent weeks, with at least three automobiles reported stolen since the end of June.

        A 2012 black Range Rover was stolen from a driveway on Two Rod Highway in the early morning hours of June 29. The owners told East Hampton Town police the car had been left unlocked overnight, with the keys in the center console.

  •     A trio of Noel Coward’s “after-dinner mints” is being served at the John Drew Theater at Guild Hall, and all in all they will leave a fine taste in your mouth.
        Directed by one of America’s theater treasures, Tony Walton, “Tonight at 8:30” consists of three Coward one-acts, with one intermission, which he performed during the 1930s with his longtime friend and working partner Gertrude Lawrence. The pair would tour across England together, each night presenting three of Coward’s 10 one-act plays.

  • Thomas Ravenel, a former South Carolina state treasurer who has reportedly been contemplating a return to political life, was arrested early this morning by East Hampton Village police and charged with drunken driving.
  • A bar patron who flooded the Sloppy Tuna in Montauk early Friday after he allegedly intentionally broke an overhead fire-sprinkler pipe, is facing a felony criminal mischief charge after causing extensive damage that forced the Montauk hotspot to briefly close.

  •     “We offer on-premises, heated, indoor, winter storage for your vehicle in our state-of-the-art, 12,000-square-foot facility,” Kalbacher’s Auto in Springs proudly states on its Web site.

        The problem, according to East Hampton Town’s chief building inspector, Tom Preiato, is that in 2006 the town planning board approved only half that for indoor car storage at the Fort Pond Boulevard site. And that discrepancy is part of what is holding up a certificate of occupancy for the property.

  •     The hand-painted “Clam Pies” sign in front of the dilapidated building on Pantigo Road in East Hampton that was once a restaurant called the Crystal Room is no longer there, and soon the building itself will disappear, to be replaced by six houses, if an initial site plan presented to the East Hampton Town Planning Board on July 10 is approved.

  •     A bullet hole in an above-ground swimming pool led police to an indoor pot operation in Montauk last month, resulting in multiple criminal charges for a Montauk couple, including felony marijuana possession, according to a report released Tuesday by the East Hampton Town Police Department.

  •     Following a Fourth of July week that saw 29 motorists arrested for drunken driving, heavy rain fell last weekend, keeping many cars off flooded roads. East Hampton Town police reported only three people arrested on charges of driving while intoxicated, two of them following accidents. The third resulted in felony charges.

  •     A dispute in Sag Harbor between two Brooklyn men, passengers in a moving car, ended Sunday morning with one of them in handcuffs facing a felony charge of criminal mischief.
        Benjamin R. Ruhland, who was in the front seat of a 2004 BMW, began arguing with Gig Suarez, seated in the back, and the dispute quickly escalated, according to police. As Michael Quilty was driving south on Main Street, Mr. Ruhland, in an attempt to throw Mr. Suarez out of the car, tried to grab the wheel, police said, at which point Mr. Quilty pulled it over.

  •     On the night of July 4, the driver of a 2012 Audi led East Hampton Town police on a wild chase up Route 114, which officers considered so dangerous that they broke off pursuit. Sag Harbor police eventually found the car parked on Meadowbrook Way near Sunset Beach Road, with the driver, Nicholas J. Smith of East Hampton in the back seat, and turned him over to town police.

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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.