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  •     I can’t imagine anybody working at a newspaper suffering from the condition known as writer’s block. At a newspaper, you live by a simple creed: Write or die.

        Writing has always seemed natural to me. Whether I was writing copy for advertising or writing a poem or a play, it has always been about hearing the words, then writing them down. Hearing the words, and voicing them.

        Everyone has a voice.

  • 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.