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  • Homeowners in and near Sammy’s Beach in East Hampton have raised the money needed to replace a memorial bench that was destroyed on the night of Nov. 20 by vandals who broke it apart and used the pieces to make a bonfire.
  • The East Hampton Town Zoning Board of Appeals voted 4 to 1 this week to revoke a building permit for the construction of a 150-foot-tall communications tower behind the Springs Firehouse, on Fort Pond Boulevard.
  • The family-owned fishing boat and its captain and crew, making the last voyage of the season from Montauk Harbor, were almost two miles offshore when the boat began taking on water Saturday evening.
  • Lilia Aucapina, a Sagaponack woman who had been missing since Oct. 10, was found dead, an apparent suicide, Saturday morning in the woods behind her house, according to Southampton Town police.
  • Four oceanfront house lots rather than town park. A different proposal for the East Deck Motel at Ditch Plain in Montauk was before the East Hampton Town Planning Board last week.
  • The lawyer handling a civil suit alleging wrongful death for the family of Paul Hansen, the Noyac man found dead on the side of the road in August after the car in which he had been a passenger crashed, said on Tuesday that the district attorney seemed “pretty confident” an indictment on felony charges against the driver of the car, Sean P. Ludwick, was in the offing.
  • The East Hampton Town Police Department, working with code enforcement officers and Building Department personnel, has become more focused on quality-of-life issues in the past year.
  • In one corner is the soon-to-be Southampton Town supervisor, Jay Schneiderman. In the other are Carla and Christopher Concannon, owners of a house under construction at 747 Old Montauk Highway.
  • Southampton Town police said that while the circumstances surrounding the death of Lilia Aucapina is still actively being investigated, "at this time the death is not believed to be criminal in nature."
  • An East Hampton man who has spent much of his time recently in and out of custody is back behind bars this week.

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