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  •     One man skipped bail recently, leaving his family $30,000 poorer, while another couldn’t make bail, leading his attorney to seek and get a very speedy trial date in East Hampton Town Justice Court.

  •     East Hampton Town police are calling the death of a Northwest Woods woman a “possible suicide,” according to East Hampton Town Detective Lieutenant Chris Anderson.

        “There is no indication of foul play,” he said yesterday.

  •     Kenneth R. Coleman Jr. of Sag Harbor was driving 66 miles per hour early Saturday morning on Montauk Highway near Green Hollow Road, according to East Hampton Village police, when they stopped his 2005 Toyota Rav 4. The speed limit there is 40 m.p.h.

        Mr. Coleman, 31, was asked to perform roadside sobriety tests, which police said he failed. He appeared in East Hampton Town Justice Court later that morning to face a felony charge of drunken driving.

  •     An apparent planned trip out of town turned into a trip to Suffolk County jail for an East Hampton man, who had bail set at $25,000 by a clearly displeased East Hampton Justice Lisa R. Rana last Thursday.

        Diego P. Ordonez-Contreras, 29, was due in East Hampton court the day before, Sept. 25, to face a charge of a violation of probation stemming from a previous conviction.

  • Police said that Wesley Carrion, 90, was pulled from the house by Sag Harbor Fire Department volunteers. He was declared dead at Southampton Hospital.
  • Jason Lee, a Goldman Sachs managing director accused of raping a 20-year-old Irish student in East Hampton early on Aug. 20, his birthday, was arraigned in Suffolk County Criminal Court Friday on a charge of first-degree rape and two misdemeanor charges.
  • The applicants propose to merge the three lots into one, and then build a 79-unit condominium community for affluent older residents, down from the 89 units first proposed.
  • East Hampton Town police have accused Franklin P. Guanga Sinchi, of a series of burglaries in Montauk recently
  •     The expansion of a house and an artist’s studio along with a Zen garden got a peace sign from the East Hampton Town Zoning Board of Appeals at a busy Sept. 10 work session, but a deer fence on the same property raised the board members’ ire.

  •      East Hampton Town Justice Catherine A. Cahill ordered yesterday that Mortimer Zuckerman’s driving history be reviewed by the New York State Department of Motor Vehicles as she granted an adjournment in contemplation of dismissal on a charge against him of leaving the scene of an accident. The A.C.O.D. means the charge will be  dismissed if the real estate and publishing magnate’s driving record stays clean for the next six months.

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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.