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  • Inside a large room in East Hampton Village’s Emergency Services Building , preparation for a major storm doesn’t begin in the hours or even days beforehand. It begins months, even years, in advance.
  •     An East Hampton Town police officer spotted Carlos R. Hernandez,  45, of Northwest Woods driving erratically at a little after 3 a.m. on Dec. 15 and stopped his 1997 Dodge on Stephen Hand’s Path near Wheelock Road. The officer wrote in his arrest report that Mr. Hernandez had swerved across the double yellow lines.

  •     An East Hampton Village officer patrolling Montauk Highway last Friday evening found an unoccupied  2011 Jeep Grand Cherokee that had come to rest in woods just off the highway near Stephen Hand’s Path. The SUV had struck a utility pole before slamming into the trees, according to the police report.
        The driver was nowhere to be found, but the officer heard noises in the woods that sounded like someone running away.

  •     The owner of a two-acre Georgica Road estate reported to East Hampton Village police last Friday afternoon that back in May he discovered a complete sterling silver flatware set, including serving pieces, and many valuable pieces of china, missing from his basement, where they had been stored. An expensive black Prada dress was missing as well.
        The value of the items stolen was estimated at over $10,000.

  • The main question for the Z.B.A. to determine was whether the wall was built on sensitive dunelands.
  •     Shortly before 6 a.m. on Saturday, Gregorio Colin-Martinez, 21, of Bridgehampton flagged down an East Hampton Town police officer on Springs-Fireplace Road near Queens Lane in Springs, asking the officer for help getting to his car. He had left it at 61 Muir Boulevard, he told the officer, who took him to that address, about three-quarters of a mile away.

  •     An upstate man who ran a stop sign in Montauk and then crossed into the oncoming lane was charged on Dec. 9 with driving while intoxicated.
        At around 9 p.m., an East Hampton Town police officer spotted Lawrence R. Emanuel, 46, of Central Valley, N.Y., blowing through the stop sign at West Lake Drive and Montauk Highway and pulled him over. He displayed classic signs  of intoxication, according to the officer — slurred speech, bloodshot eyes, the smell of alcohol — and failed roadside sobriety tests.

  •    Can theater survive in a world of tweeting and Facebook, iPads and PlayStations, and films in 3D that cost more to make than some nations’ gross domestic product? If it is as simple, good, and devastatingly truthful as “What Rhymes with America,” the brilliant new play at Manhattan's Atlantic Theater Company by Melissa James Gibson, theater will not only survive, it will thrive.

  • Cyril’s Fish House, the traffic-stopping hotspot on Napeague, has been front and center at the East Hampton Town Planning Board’s last two meetings, as its members debated whether to recommend a change in its zoning status from residential to neighborhood business, under which a restaurant is allowed.
  •    East Hampton Town police reported three arrests for driving while intoxicated in the week just past.

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  • 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.