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  •     A husband-and-wife team who teach Shakespeare at Guild Hall have received a number of uncalled-for e-mails from a former student, according to an East Hampton Town police report.
    Tristan and Morgan Vaughan run the Round Table Theater Company and Academy, which recently produced its first full Shakespearean production, “Macbeth,” with Morgan Vaughan in the lead role of Lady Macbeth and Mr. Vaughan directing. The couple have been conducting classes and seminars on the Bard at Guild Hall since last year.

  • A Springs man, Samuel Spielberg, 31, was killed in a one-car crash late Friday night. First responders reported finding his 2002 Toyota 4Runner in woods off Red Dirt Road, just west of Old Stone Highway.
  •     Eleven months before Edward L. Orr allegedly ran over John Judge on Amagansett Main Street in his 2004 Jeep Grand Cherokee, driving on without stopping to aid the dying man, he was arrested by East Hampton Town police and charged with two Class A misdemeanors and a Class D felony. At that time he was on probation, as he still is, for a Class D felony conviction of grand larceny in 2009.

  •     A 2002 Honda being driven on Stephen Hand’s Path in East Hampton went skidding off the road Saturday night as the snow began to fall and crashed into a tree. The driver, Steven Dovas of Brooklyn, who was unhurt, said the bright lights of an oncoming car had momentarily blinded him.
        The Honda had to be towed away.

  •     Not long after Valentine’s Day dawned last Thursday, East Hampton Village police spotted a 1998 Saturn swerving on North Main Street. Angel A. Farez Chimbo, 22, of East Hampton was crossing the center lines, according to the report. An officer began following him as he continued onto Main Street, passing Newtown Lane and ignoring the police car lights.

  •     A 24-year-old man who has been in and out of East Hampton Town Justice Court and is now in the county jail may stay there for some time.
        Justice Catherine Cahill set bail for Jose B. Maria-Jimenez of East Hampton, also known as Jose Maria, at $15,000 on Feb. 13, after what was at least his fourth arrest in the past 11 months.

  • The justice system has been a revolving door that may finally have come to a stop on Friday for the driver accused of running over and killing John Judge on Amagansett Main Street in October
  • The Beach House, a hotel and playground for the well-sandaled young in downtown Montauk, can keep its bar, and its gift shop, too, but will probably have to go through some form of site plan review.
  •     A Montauk driver who peeled out of a parking lot near the docks, brakes screeching, late at night on Feb. 1 was arrested after a short chase and charged with driving while intoxicated as well as resisting arrest.

  •     Sag Harbor Village police arrested Thomas Palumbo, 37, of Quogue last Thursday evening and charged him with stealing money being collected for Jhenny Bueno Arias, a 36-year-old mother of four severely injured after being hit by a car while walking home from work on Jan. 15.

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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.