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  •     The results of a blood test could have serious legal ramifications for a Florida man who is staying with his girlfriend in East Hampton.

        East Hampton Town police say that Patrick J. Dowd of Indiantown, 27, was driving Sunday night with a Montauk woman in front and her 1-year-old in a safety seat in back, when he veered back and forth over the double yellow line on Flamingo Avenue. An officer pulled him over on Industrial Road, near where it curves into Second House Road.

  •     A brand-new black 2013 Mercedes-Benz S.U.V. is the latest luxury car stolen overnight around Wainscott this summer. Its owner, Marisa Cicco of New York City, called East Hampton Town police on the morning of Aug. 6 to report the theft.

        The Mercedes had been parked in her driveway on Westwood Road the night before. It was purchased six weeks earlier for a reported $180,000.

  •    It was a world of disconnection through over-connection that Ray Bradbury foresaw in his 1953 short story “The Murderer.” A world in which people’s ears were filled with music as they walked through their days, staying in moment-to-moment communication through their phones with their job, their friends, their lovers, their families. Connected, yet isolated from the world around them.

  • Two men accused of running a Ponzi scheme, siphoning off some of the misappropriated investors’ money to prop up the failing Panoramic View resort in Montauk, have been indicted by a federal grand jury on charges alleging an almost decade-long string of thievery and deceit
  •     A Montauk driver who was convicted of a felony heroin charge a year ago was arraigned on the same charge in court on Sunday.

        East Hampton Town police also accused Jonathan M. Elsis, 26, of possession of heroin and possession of a hypodermic needle, both misdemeanors.

  •     Sag Harbor police arrested a Bridgehampton man on Saturday afternoon after he allegedly drove deliberately into a traffic control officer, knocking him down.
        The young T.C.O., Zachary Proctor, saw Eric S. Price, 48, attempting to make an illegal left turn onto Main Street across a safety zone and a crosswalk, and stood in front of his 2012 orange Jeep Wrangler, telling him that he had to turn right. Mr. Price kept going, police said, making the left turn and striking the officer.

  •    This year’s Barcelona Point, Northwest Harbor boat party produced a lot of good times for most participants, but not for two boaters who were arrested on charges of boating while intoxicated.

    Thomas Lambert, an East Hampton Town harbormaster, along with a Shelter Island harbormaster, Peter Vielbig, and a Coast Guard officer, stopped a boat being operated by Brendan T. McCay, 25, of Springs on Sunday afternoon. It was east of Barcelona Neck at the time. Police said the boat was overloaded and that there were “several” violations.

  • A report of a “suspicious person” on Sean Combs's street Friday led East Hampton police to arrest the man accused of stalking the music mogul for the second time in two years.
  •    Great drama is found, most often, not in the lines the actors speak or in the sound and fury they unleash onstage. No, great drama reveals itself in silence, dreaded silence, when those in the audience peer into the souls of the characters onstage and by doing so look truthfully into their own souls, warts and all.
        More than just warts are revealed in Chad Beguelin’s fine new play, “Harbor,” currently playing at 59E59 Theaters in New York.

  •     Timing is everything in music, dance, and comedy. Marcia Milgrom Dodge, the director-choreographer of “A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum,” running at the Bay Street Theatre in Sag Harbor through Sept. 1, has always had a perfect sense of timing, onstage and off.
        Born in Detroit, she started dancing when she was a child.

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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.