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  •     The 20-year-old driver of a 1988 Chevrolet Corvette was flown by helicopter to Stony Brook University Medical Center just before midnight Monday after his car crashed off Hand’s Creek Road in East Hampton.

  •    The Southampton Cultural Center will be alive with the sound of Broadway music on Sept. 28 at 7 p.m., as it hosts the one-hour “Showstopper Showcase,” a lively medley of the greatest hits of Broadway as part of SeptemberFest, a weekend devoted to art and culture in Southampton Village. The show was put together by Michael Disher, the director, and one of the performers, Valerie diLorenzo, an experienced hand at musical theater and cabaret in New York.

  • Mortimer Zuckerman, the publisher of the New York Daily News and U.S. News and World Report, was said to have twice left the scene of accidents involving parked cars and may lose his driver's license.
  •    A man who recently moved with his girlfriend from their house in Springs to a campground at Hither Hills State Park in Montauk was on the move again Sunday morning, this time to the county jail.

  •    After a busy summer for local police, the office of Suffolk County District Attorney Thomas Spota has obtained indictments from grand juries against a number of people arrested here on felony drunken-driving charges.

        A grand jury indictment is key to the prosecution of a felony charge. Once indicted, the following defendants will be re-arraigned on the new charges in criminal court in Riverside.

  •     The Montauk commercial fishing community was in shock this week after the accidental death on Saturday night of Donald V. Alversa, 24, aboard the Jason and Danielle, a stern trawler based in Montauk Harbor. Mr. Alversa was struck by a cable that snapped while the 90-foot dragger was fishing off the coast of the Carolinas.

  • Insurer falls short for a single mother whose car was damaged beyond repair when Mortimer Zuckerman, the publisher of the New York Daily News and U. S. News and World Report, struck it in East Hampton Village on Aug. 11 and then drove away.
  • A Labor Day fire at an oceanfront property once owned by Lee Radziwill, on East Dune Lane in East Hampton Village, was stopped in its tracks thanks in large part to the quick thinking of a 17-year-old guest
  •     A third time proved anything but a charm this week for an East Hampton man who has been charged with driving while intoxicated three times in less than two months.

        Raymond A. DeSalvo, who was charged in East Hampton on July 25 after allegedly driving a 2001 Cadillac onto a rock off Springs-Fireplace Road, stood before a clearly vexed East Hampton Town Justice Catherine Cahill on Tuesday morning. Around the same time as that arrest, he had been similarly charged in Southampton.

  •     The nude body of a missing 27-year-old Ronkonkoma man was found on Sunday two miles east of Montauk Point by a recreational boater, after a search involving multiple agencies as well as state canine units proved fruitless.

        As of yesterday, New York State Parks police, who were in charge of the investigation, had not released the man’s identity.

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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.