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  • The East Hampton Town Planning Board returned for business last night with the same members as in 2012.
  •     The familiar sight of Ford Crown Victoria police cars patrolling both the town and the village will soon be a memory. The venerable “Crown Vic” is being retired, to be replaced by the Ford Interceptor. East Hampton Town police may roll out the first one within the week.

  •     A Montauk man, Orlando Roberts, 31, was arrested last Friday afternoon for the third time since September, this time after allegedly violating an order of protection.

  •     The first drunken-driving arrest of the new year occurred shortly after midnight on Jan. 1, when East Hampton Town police stopped Selma C. Caplan, 46, of Northwest Woods, saying she had been swerving over road lines into oncoming traffic and back onto the shoulder. She was stopped on Cedar Street after making the turn from North Main Street.

  •     Cranberry Hole Road in Amagansett was the site of a serious accident on Monday at dusk when a westbound 2012 Chevrolet driven by Eleanor Glennon, 81, of Amagansett, ran into a 2004 GMC truck parked on the shoulder. Mrs. Glennon’s husband, John Glennon, 81, was airlifted to Stony Brook University Hospital, where he was initially listed in serious condition.
        Mrs. Glennon was taken to Southampton Hospital along with the couple’s two grandchildren, ages 6 and 7, who were seated in back. All three were released after treatment.

  • Korean tradition draws nearly 1,000 to Montauk Point in predawn hours.
  • Alex Walter, chairman of the East Hampton Town Zoning Board of Appeals, used a steady hand in navigating stormy seas in 2012.
  •     Nicholas Kraus, 41, of East Hampton was arrested shortly after 3 a.m. on Saturday and charged with driving while intoxicated after being stopped on Abraham’s Path near Springs-Fireplace Road in East Hampton for having a broken taillight.
        The arresting officer reported that his breath smelled of alcohol, his eyes were bloodshot, and his speech was slurred, and that he exited his car unsteadily before failing roadside sobriety tests.

  •     At about 9 a.m. on Christmas Day, Joseph Esposito of Brooklyn was headed east on Montauk Highway near St. Michael’s Lutheran Church in Amagansett when he fell asleep behind the wheel of his 2013 Toyota SUV.

  • Montauk pondside restaurant hopes to add outdoor dining and improved parking.

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  • 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.