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  • David H. Hernandez, 16, who took his own life on Sept. 29, had been the subject of repeated and sustained bullying at the school because of his sexual orientation, according to his mother, who claims the administration ignored what was happening because David was an immigrant Latino.
  •     The summer may be over but the crackdown on drunken driving is continuing. On Saturday night East Hampton town police teamed with seven other jurisdictions, netting eight arrests, along with one for driving with ability impaired by drugs. It is a continuation of this summer’s Operation NiteCap, which resulted in a record number of arrests for driving while intoxicated.

  •     East Hampton Town police have reported the arrest of a Springs man who they said was involved in a hate-crime confrontation with a Latino resident during which he allegedly impersonated a police officer.
        Police said that Jefferson D. Eames, 44, of Neck Path confronted Jorge Garcia of East Hampton in a prolonged road-rage incident on Sept. 25. He was charged with aggravated harassment as a hate crime and impersonating an officer, both misdemeanors.

  • The Suffolk County district attorney’s office dropped any potential criminal charges yesterday against Brian K. Midgett Jr.
  • The East Hampton community reacted with shock and dismay this week when word spread of the apparent suicide of a 16-year-old East Hampton High School student on Saturday.
  • When an initial search proved fruitless, police called in the county.
  •     Wilson B. Soliz-Maruri of East Hampton, who, according to East Hampton Town police, has been convicted twice in the past 10 years of driving while intoxicated, was charged a third time on Friday night.

  •     Adelaide de Menil, who donated the historic buildings that now form the new Town Hall complex to East Hampton Town, received approval from the town’s zoning board of appeals Tuesday to build a new house for herself on Mile Hill Road in East Hampton overlooking Northwest Harbor.

  •     Brian K. Midgett Jr., the driver of the Ford pickup truck that was in a collision with a Volvo on Route 114 in East Hampton on July 29 that caused the death of Douglas Foster Schneiderman of McLean, Va., the Volvo’s driver, has been exonerated from any wrongdoing, according to his attorney, Susan Menu.

  •     East Hampton Village police arrested an East Hampton man last week on charges stemming from a barrage of anti-Obama graffiti in various locations.
        Lawrence G. Nickel, 63, was charged on Sept. 18 with one felony count of criminal mischief, 12 misdemeanor vandalism counts, and one count of petty larceny. Chief Gerard Larsen said the felony charge, criminal mischief in the third degree, stemmed from the aggregate damage in the 12 misdemeanor incidents, which was estimated at $488. The threshold for such a charge is $250.