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  •     Andrew J. Volpe of East Hampton was driving a 1991 Acura north on Accabonac Road near Town Lane here at about 7 a.m. on Aug. 17 when he lost control of the car and crashed into a tree.
        He told town police he could not remember the incident other than that he was drinking a cup of coffee. He complained of trouble breathing and was taken to Southampton Hospital, where he was treated and released.

  • "We heard the crunching of the trees. We knew exactly what it was," said one of the men who helped pull the passenger and his pilot to safety after their plane went down in the woods east of the East Hampton Airport Sunday evening.
  •    “The Painting Plays,” a group of short plays by leading playwrights, all inspired by paintings from prominent East End artists, will be given staged readings on Saturday at Guild Hall at 8 p.m. by a stellar group of actors including Blythe Danner, Melissa Errico, Harris Yulin, and Tovah Feldshuh.
        It is a concept close to Ms. Feldshuh’s heart.
        “The goal is to cross-pollinate local artists with writers and actors,” she said on Sunday.

  • Designers fulfill their dream of a magical, but high tech, beach house
  •     In an countywide operation focusing on the Town and Village of East Hampton, drawing from different police jurisdictions and using checkpoint stops and saturation patrols, police made 17 arrests Saturday night into Sunday morning for alcohol-related offences on the roads.

  •    It has been a good summer for the silly in the Village of East Hampton. First, Guild Hall gave us theater of the absurd with the Lonny Price-directed “Luv,” and now the Mulford Repertory Theatre gives us theater of the ridiculous with a revival of Charles Ludlam’s Off Broadway hit, “The Mystery of Irma Vep: A Penny Dreadful.”

  • Gregg Saunders, a 55-year-old real estate entrepreneur who lived in Sagaponack, was killed in a head-on collision on Montauk Highway in East Hampton shortly before noon last Thursday.
  •    Kasey L. Jackson, 38, who lives in Brooklyn but is spending the summer in Montauk, was arrested and charged with driving while intoxicated at 3 a.m. last Thursday after East Hampton Town police spotted her Mazda convertible going 60 miles per hour on Edgemere Road in a posted 40 m.p.h. zone. According to the report, she swerved across the yellow lines before turning onto Industrial Road.

  •    Carlos A. Bedoya, 44, of East Hampton was arrested on Monday and charged with stabbing Ismael Hernandez, 36, also of East Hampton, outside Mr. Hernandez’s apartment at 140 Springs-Fireplace Road. Mr. Hernandez was rushed to Southampton Hospital, where he underwent surgery.
        “Thank God, he is doing well,” his wife, Jessie Hernandez, said yesterday from her husband’s bedside. She expects him to be released shortly.

  •     Lawrence Melniker, 51, of Park Avenue, Manhattan, was arrested after a dispute with his wife on Main Street in East Hampton on the afternoon of Aug. 4, East Hampton Village police said. According to the police report, from which Mr. Melniker’s name had been redacted, his wife accused him of punching her in the face before closing a window of the 2003 Volkswagen Beetle he was sitting in, trapping her arm. He then allegedly put the car in drive, dragging her about 25 feet.