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  •    First love and first time at the theater should be joyful experiences, and when artfully combined, as in the Springs Community Theater production of “Peter Pan” at Guild Hall’s John Drew Theater, they are simply a blast.
        The theater was packed for the Sunday matinee, and the energy of the little ones in the audience, with an occasional mommy or daddy thrown in, was palpable at the curtain.

  • A dispute between two neighbors leaves one with prior felonies held without bail in Suffolk County Jail.
  •     An oceanfront house on Marine Boulevard in Amagansett was before the East Hampton Town Zoning Board of Appeals on April 2 for variances that would allow what might be called a creative expansion.
        “I’m a composer,” Carter Burwell, the applicant, told the board. Mr. Burwell is, in fact, the composer for the Coen brothers, the Academy Award-winning film-making duo, having written the scores for all but one of their films.

  •     The East Hampton Town Police Department has hired two new officers, Tom Strong, 33, and Mike Rodriguez, 23, both of East Hampton. With Capt. Michael Sarlo acting as mentor, the department started them on Monday on a 12-week orientation and on-the-job training program.

  •     The number of drunken-driving arrests made by East Hampton Town police last month was down by half from the March 2012 figure, from 24 to 12.
        Capt. Michael Sarlo cautioned, however, that no inference should be drawn from the decrease. “Year to date, our number of arrests are just below where we were last year at this time,” he said Tuesday, while speculating that increased public awareness of the dangers and risks of drunken driving may also be a factor.

  • If nothing happens in mediation, the next step is arbitration, in which the P.B.A.
  • Board members want to know who is in the pool and belly up at the bar
  • Lack of video was key in East Hampton D.W.I. trial’s not-guilty verdict
  •     An employee carrying much of the East Hampton I.G.A.’s weekend cash intake in a bank-drop bag was robbed at gunpoint on Saturday night in the parking lot behind the North Main Street store.
        Detective Lt. Chris Anderson of the East Hampton Town police said the theft was reported at 10:19 p.m. The victim described the gunman as “a black male, in his 20s, short in stature,” wearing a gray hooded sweatshirt. He had “a Jamaican accent,” police were told.

  •     Was the driveway asphalt, or was it gravel, or was it gravel-covered oil? And is gravel-covered oil the same as asphalt?
        Those were the questions of the day at the East Hampton Town Zoning Board of Appeals hearing on March 26. The driveway in question is part of a sprawling 186,000-square-foot property at 2118 Montauk Highway on Napeague owned by Lawrence Weiss.

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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.