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  • Village’s Galeano and town’s Giles are lauded for work on sex abuse cases.
  • Man charged with assault on a police officer
  • Mike Russell, 22, a former East Hampton High School star athlete was arrested in Worcester, Mass., early Monday after allegedly taking part in a home invasion.
  •     Is a new house to be built on Cranberry Hole Road in Amagansett closer to wetlands than the one already on the property? And would the new house be a minor enlargement or a major one? Those are the questions the East Hampton Town Zoning Board of Appeals wrestled with Tuesday as it considered Michael Patrick and Carol Sedwick’s application for several variances to tear down their 2,054-square-foot house and replace it with a larger one.

  •     An 11-mile, O.J. Simpson-style pursuit of a BMW led to the arrest of a Southampton man at a little after 2 a.m. on Sunday. East Hampton Village police first spotted the car, with its headlights off, on Main Street, and finally ran it down near the Route 27 overlook in Hither Hills.

  •     The long, winding road that the Beach House, a Montauk summer hotspot for the young and hip, has journeyed, may be coming to a close — or just beginning, depending on what happens at Tuesday’s meeting of the East Hampton Town Zoning Board of Appeals.

  • Plans are in the works for a second car wash in Amagansett, just a few hundred yards west of one operated by V&V Auto.
  • The owners of The Montauk Brewing Company want to make its signiture Driftwood Ale on site and are hoping to have the brewery running in time for the hectic summer season.
  •     An apparently troubled young man, Justin Cruz, 18, of East Hampton but with no set address, who has been in and out of East Hampton Town Justice Court, was there again on Jan. 13 and the day after, to be arraigned on separate charges. He was arrested on a bench warrant on Jan. 12 after failing three times to appear in court.

  •     Two men were arrested in East Hampton Town last week on drunken-driving charges and a third on a charge of driving while impaired by drugs.

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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.