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  • With a lighter than normal agenda on Jan. 15, Reed Jones, the East Hampton Town Planning Board’s chairman, took the open time to launch a discussion on the town’s agricultural policy, as applied by his board.
  •        An East Hampton man is facing two felony charges of criminal contempt, stemming from a domestic violence incident Monday night in which he was said to have thrown a glass candleholder at his wife, hitting her in the head. He was being held in the county jail in Riverside as of yesterday after failing to post bail of $20,000.

  • Ice, snow, and bitter cold was a sobering cocktail for drivers last week. Just one drunken-driving arrest on local roads was reported from Jan. 19 until Tuesday afternoon.

    According to Sag Harbor Village police, a local resident, Adam R. Christopherson, 38, driving a 2007 Ford van, made an illegal U-turn on Main Street early Saturday morning, leading to a traffic stop and an eventual charge of driving while intoxicated. He was released without bail, but with a date on the Sag Harbor criminal court calendar.

  • William C. Hurley of Sag Harbor pleaded guilty Tuesday to all charges stemming from an accident on Route 114 in East Hampton last July that left a 6-year-old with a fractured skull and sent the boy’s mother to the hospital as wel
  • William C. Hurley of Sag Harbor pleaded guilty Tuesday to all charges stemming from an accident on Route 114 in East Hampton last July that left a 6-year-old with a fractured skull and sent the boy’s mother to the hospital as well.
  •     Sawyer Avery, who is directing as well as playing the lead in Tuesday night’s staged reading of Neil Simon’s “Biloxi Blues” at Guild Hall’s John Drew Theater, has a gravitas about him unusual for a 21-year-old. He loves sitting in cramped coffeehouses, talking theater and art. He attends two to three plays a week in New York. After sitting down Saturday morning at Jack’s Stir Brew Coffee on West 10th Street in New York, he was on his way to go museum-hopping with his girlfriend, starting at the Museum of Modern Art.

  •     “Dr. Du Bois and Miss Ovington,” a new play by Clare Coss now showing in New York at the Castillo Theater, thrusts its audience into the 1915 struggle within the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People: Should the N.A.A.C.P. be a philanthropic organization run by whites for the betterment of blacks, or should it be run by blacks with white support?

  • East Hampton Town police said Thursday that Catherine Dransfield, 67, was found buried in the snow outside her Northwest Woods house.
  •        An East Hampton man, James J. Brennan, 60, who has been convicted of driving while intoxicated four times in the last 21 years, was sentenced for the latest incident on Jan. 15, in the Cromarty Criminal Court building in Riverhead. Mr. Brennan, whose last three convictions were for felony D.W.I., has spent just a week in jail during the two decades, never having actually been sentenced to serve time. Nor was he last week.

  •        The drunken-driving arrest on Tuesday morning of a Springs cab driver in an alleged hit-and-run incident led to an unusual late-afternoon arraignment during the snowstorm that began not long after.

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  • The New York State Department of Labor's web site, through which the unemployed claim weekly benefits, crashed over the weekend, leaving people unable to file for weekly benefits since then.
  • A vigil calling for a full police investigation into the death of Lilia Aucapina will be held Tuesday at Southampton Town Hall.
  • 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.