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  • 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.

  •     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.

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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.