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  • The East Hampton Town Board voted unanimously on Oct. 1 to promote Capt. Michael D. Sarlo, 43, to the top slot
  •     Gabriele Yupa-Buestan of Springs took the stand in his own defense last week during a two-day jury trial in East Hampton Town Justice Court, insisting that he was not the one driving the 2003 Ford that crashed a year ago off Bow Oarsman Road in East Hampton. It was an ex-girlfriend, Florina Molina-Zamora, 41, who was behind the wheel, he said.

  •     “This is not your first time in front of a court,” East Hampton Town Justice Lisa R. Rana told Cesar A. Martinez, 54, of Springs at his arraignment Sunday morning.

        Mr. Martinez nodded, shrugged, and looked down at the floor.

  •     A 92-year-old East Hampton woman was taken to the hospital after losing control of her car on Newtown Lane Monday afternoon, causing a chain-reaction crash involving five other cars.

        East Hampton Village police cited Mary Zucker for improper backing, and have asked the Department of Motor Vehicles to review her license.

  •     A New York City woman remained in stable condition at Stony Brook University Hospital yesterday after her bicycle was struck by a car shortly after noon on Saturday. The accident happened on Three Mile Harbor Road in East Hampton near Gann Road, where the road curves and becomes Three Mile Harbor-Hog Creek Road. Visibility is limited on the curve.

        No charges are expected to be filed against the driver, according to Lt. Det. Chris Anderson of the East Hampton Town Police.

  •    “Frankie and Johnny in the Clair de Lune” opens tonight at 8 p. m. at the Bridge, the “black box” stage at the Bridgehampton Community Center. It is being produced by the Hamptons International Theater Festival and the Naked Stage.

  • A New York City woman was critically injured when she was struck by a car while bicycling on Three Mile Harbor Road in Springs a little after noon on Saturday.
  • A New York City woman was critically injured when the bicycle she was riding was struck by a car on Three Mole Harbor Hog Creek Road a little after noon on Saturday.

    East Hampton Town police said Kathryn Jones, 58, was biking northbound when she was struck by a 2006 Subaru station wagon being driven by Antjemaria D. Katcher, 65, of East Hampton, also northbound.

    Ms. Jones was taken first by the Springs ambulance company, then Suffolk County medical helicopter to Stony Brook University Hospital where she was admitted in what police called critical but stable condition.

  •     One man skipped bail recently, leaving his family $30,000 poorer, while another couldn’t make bail, leading his attorney to seek and get a very speedy trial date in East Hampton Town Justice Court.

  •     East Hampton Town police are calling the death of a Northwest Woods woman a “possible suicide,” according to East Hampton Town Detective Lieutenant Chris Anderson.

        “There is no indication of foul play,” he said yesterday.

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  • 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. 

  • 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.