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  • A 20-year-old patient at Phoenix House, the Wainscott treatment center for young men struggling with drug abuse, was charged last week with felony assault for allegedly striking a 15-year-old fellow resident in the head with a plate, opening a gash above his eye that required several stitches.

  • East Hampton Town police in conjunction with the East End Drug Task Force arrested a Montauk man on Sept. 10 on charges of dealing cocaine during the summer of 2013.

    Benjamin Carrero-Candelaria, 22, a native of Puerto Rico who spent this summer as well working in Montauk, was charged with four felonies involving sales of the narcotic over a five-week period. East Hampton Town Justice Steven Tekulsky set bail of $50,000 at his arraignment last Thursday, which was not posted. Mr. Carrero-Candelaria was taken to county jail in Riverside, where he remains.

  • A fight between a mason and a contractor at a property on Further Lane last month has resulted in a father and son facing assault charges, according to the East Hampton Village police. Keith J. Maniscalco, 51, of Rocky Point, was brought into East Hampton Town Justice Court in handcuffs Sept. 10 for an arraignment by Justice Lisa R. Rana on a felony assault charge after turning himself in that morning at police headquarters. One of his sons, who was reported to be out of the country, faces two misdemeanor charges when he returns.

  • A Suffolk County grand jury has charged the man East Hampton Town police charged with drunken driving after a collision on Montauk Highway on Napeague in June that sent a motorcyclist to the hospital with critical injuries. The charge, assault by recklessly causing serious injury with a weapon (his 2013 BMW), is a Class D felony, which is punishable by up to seven years in prison. In an indictment unsealed last Thursday, Jason E.

  • There were just two alcohol-related arrests on town roads over the last 10 days, one of which brought charges of felony drunken driving.

    East Hampton Town police said they stopped Kaitlyn H. Buckley’s 2007 Lexus early Sunday morning on Bluff Road in Amagansett, near Atlantic Avenue, because it had a burnt-out headlight. Ms. Buckley, 42, of New York City, refused to take a roadside breath test and failed other field sobriety tests, according to the police report.

  • The owners of the former East Deck Motel in Montauk asked on Friday to postpone a scheduled appearance before the East Hampton Town Planning Board on Wednesday to give the town the chance to negotiate a possible purchase of the property.
  • The first step in what is expected to be a long process of site plan review of a controversial plan to convert the old East Deck Motel at Ditch Plain, Montauk, into a private club is scheduled to begin.
  • Conciliation was in the air, and olive branches were extended in all directions on Aug. 27, when the East Hampton Town Planning Board scheduled a public hearing on the subdivision of roughly 40 acres of Wainscott farmland, which will result in seven house lots. The development had been years in the making and the subject of two lawsuits. The hearing will be at 7 p.m. on Sept. 17.

  • A young man whose employer had brought him to Amagansett to work for the season was charged with driving while intoxicated on Sunday evening and, on Monday, with false personation, for giving a fake name to police officers.

    Walter Joaquin Victoriano, 20, a Mexican citizen who first identified himself as DeJesus Victoriano, told East Hampton Town police his real name after his arraignment, while he was waiting to be taken to jail in Riverside if bail were not posted. “I lied before, because I was scared,” he said.

  • East Hampton Town police picked up a taxi driver in Shirley early last Thursday and gave him a ride to Wainscott police headquarters, from which he ultimately was sent to county jail. The police made the trip after learning that Mr. Williams had been arrested by Suffolk County police on an unrelated charge last week.

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  • The Stephen Talkhouse, a popular nightspot on Main Street in Amagansett, will be the site of a three-hour fund-raiser on March 19 for Jordan Johnson, a former East Hampton High School student who is in a rehabilitation facility in Manhattan as the result of an apparent drug overdose on Jan. 29.

  • The East Hampton Town Zoning Board of Appeals meeting scheduled for Tuesday night has been canceled. The four public hearings concerning applications for variances that were to take place will be held, instead, in March. The new date will be published Monday.

  • St. Therese of Lisieux Catholic Church celebrated the Feast of Our Lady of Cisne, the Patroness of Ecuador, with its Spanish-speaking parishioners this weekend.
  • The four-acre-plus beachfront site at Ditch Plain in Montauk will be the subject of public hearings before the East Hampton Town Planning and Zoning Boards on Tuesday and Wednesday nights.
  • The New York State Department of Labor's web site, through which the unemployed claim weekly benefits, crashed over the weekend, leaving people unable to file for weekly benefits since then.
  • A vigil calling for a full police investigation into the death of Lilia Aucapina will be held Tuesday at Southampton Town Hall.
  • 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.