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  •     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.

  •     Orlando J. Roberts, 30, of Montauk was pulled over in front of Tiny Underwood’s Motel on West Lake Drive in that hamlet on the afternoon of Sept. 11 for allegedly talking on a cellphone while driving. Mr. Roberts got out of the car despite an officer’s telling him to stay inside, East Hampton Town police said.

  •     An East Hampton Town police officer stopped Rosa C. Fikir, 37, of Springs a little before 3 a.m. on Friday near Three Mile Harbor Road after she allegedly swerved across lane lines and continued to drive erratically as she turned into Tub Oarsman Road. She came to a complete stop in the middle of the road, according to the report, and reversed before stopping again and finally turning into a driveway.

  •     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.

  •     Frank A. Hanna, 30, accused by East Hampton Town police in the accidental shooting of a friend, Freddie Stephens, with a .44-caliber handgun on May 24, pleaded guilty in Suffolk County Criminal Court on Sept. 6 to one charge, reckless assault in the second degree, a Class D felony.
    Justice Mark D. Cohen sentenced him on Sept. 10 to a year in county jail, with time already served counting toward the sentence. He will be eligible for release in January, according to his attorney, Susan Menu.

  •     It takes a family to make a bagel — and to run a bagel mini empire.
        “Izzy was the bagel maven,” Paul Wayne, a partner in Goldberg’s Famous Bagels in East Hampton and Montauk, said of his grandfather, Izzy Goldberg, who started the family in the bagel business in the years after World War II.

  • Frank A. Hanna, accused by the East Hampton Town police in the accidental shooting of a friend, pled guilty to one felony charge and was sentenced to a year in prison.