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  •    I was more than confident, I was cocky.     
       It was the first week of October. I was sitting at the weekly East Hampton Star editorial meeting. I had already talked about what I anticipated the next few days would bring me on my beat, which is cops and robbers, plus the town’s zoning and planning boards. (Sometimes the last two are confused for the first two, but they are different, I swear.)
        I was finishing up, and, almost as an aside, I said, “I have jury duty on Tuesday.”

  • The sale of clam pies isn’t enough to establish the necessary pre-existing, nonconforming status needed to allow a Pantigo Road building located in a residential zone to operate as a business, according to East Hampton Town’s head building inspector.
  • Quick work by the East Hampton Village detective squad resulted in an arrest on multiple charges related to the burglary of an oceanfront Lily Pond Lane house as well as a break-in on Talkhouse Walk.
  •      The owner of an approximately one-acre property at the northeastern corner where Ditch Plain Road hooks east and becomes Deforest Road continued to seek the East Hampton Town Planning Board’s approval on Nov. 28 to divide it into two lots, each about the same size. An existing house to the north of the property, which has a shared driveway with another lot to the east, would fall into the newly created eastern lot.

  •     A Springs man, James P. Fabrizio, 21, was arrested on Nov. 25, after his mother called police from her Manor Lane residence. Although the incident report was heavily redacted, a misdemeanor charge of fourth-degree criminal mischief indicates that Mr. Fabrizio damaged property in or around the house, and two charges of harassment in the second degree indicate that he used physical contact at some point.

  •     A 16-year-old East Hampton girl was backing up a 2009 Chevrolet at the recycling center on Springs-Fireplace Road Sunday when the car struck Brian J. King, 62. The young driver did not realize she had hit anyone and continued backing up, forcing Mr. King, who had fallen to the ground, to roll away from the rear tire, which was coming at him. He suffered several injuries, according to police, but declined medical attention at the scene.
        The teenager was accompanied by an adult in the car, police reported.

  •     An East Hampton Town police officer patrolling Abraham’s Path a little after midnight on Nov. 28 pulled over a car with a burned-out headlight, leading to the arrest of Milton J. Medina-Zamora of East Hampton on a charge of driving while intoxicated.

  •     Dr. Elaine Tuccillo, 66, a clinical psychologist, died at her Hither Hills residence on Nov. 16 of lung cancer. She had been diagnosed with the disease in June.
        Though she smoked cigarettes as a young woman, her husband, Dr. Scott Baum, said they were stunned at the diagnosis. “She was a strong, healthy person,” he said.

  • For the second time this year, the East Hampton Town Zoning Board of Appeals wrestled with a request for a variance that would allow the owners of a bayfront house on Lazy Point in Amagansett to construct a 147-foot stone revetment.
  •     The Nov. 20 meeting of the East Hampton Town Zoning Board of Appeals, held two days before Thanksgiving, proved anything but a holiday for its members, who sat through a stormy four-hour session, almost all of it devoted to one of the most valuable parcels of land in the United States, at 278 Further Lane in East Hampton.

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