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  •     East Hampton Town police followed up their second sweep in two weeks against drunken driving with a different kind of sweep: checking taxis in Montauk and Amagansett to make sure the vehicles and drivers are in compliance with required town and state laws.
        “Most of the cabs are compliant with the law,” Chief Edward Ecker said on Tuesday, stressing the need for the taxis as a safe alternative for those who might be tempted to drive after drinking.

  • A Springs woman watched in horror last Thursday as her beloved Shih Tzu lapdog was killed by a neighbor’s pit bull.
  • Lee Hnetinka, the alleged party-house scammer, was charged with 59 infringements of the Southampton Town Code.
  •     A large fire Monday morning severely damaged a house at 45 Jacob’s Way in Sagaponack. The street is a cul-de-sac off Hedges Lane.
        The first alarm came in at about 6:45 a.m., according to Southampton Fire Marshal John Rankin. When Bridgehampton Fire Department volunteers arrived, it was clear there was a structural fire inside.

  •     A head-on collision between a 2011 Nissan S.U.V. and a 2000 Chevy dump truck pulling a landscaper’s wagon tied up Friday’s rush-hour traffic on Montauk Highway in Montauk and sent the driver of the Nissan to Southampton Hospital for examination.

  •     The East Hampton Town Zoning Board of Appeals had a busy work session on July 10, approving variances for several applicants. None of the applications was considered controversial, as evidenced by the fact that no one spoke against them at the public hearings, although the East Hampton Town Trustees had sent the Z.B.A. a letter saying they intended to turn down one of the applications, from the Devon Yacht Club.

  • A Catholic nun, visiting from Syosset, and a year-round Montauk woman were killed in unrelated accidents on local roads in the last eight days.
  • Operation Nightcap swept through East Hampton Town and Village, Sag Harbor, and Shelter Island on Saturday
  •     Kimberly M. Delrio, 22, was arraigned in East Hampton Town Justice Court last Thursday on charges stemming from her effort to transport Freddie Stephens to Southampton Hospital. Mr. Stephens had been shot in the arm, apparently accidentally, by a friend, Frank Hanna, on May 24.
        “She saved my son’s life, Tieya Bacon, Mr. Stephens’s mother, said on May 31, following Mr. Hanna’s arraignment.

  •     East Hampton Town police made two arrests early on July 1 following a bar fight at the Memory Motel in Montauk, according to a police report and eyewitnesses.
        Bouncers kicked Kalithe R. Wyche out of the bar shortly after 3 a.m., police said. The report described Mr. Wyche, who is 33 and lives in East Hampton, as intoxicated.