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  •     The East Hampton Town Zoning Board of Appeals debated two controversial applications Tuesday night, making a decision on one and tabling the other for a week.
        The first involved three and a third acres on Napeague, between Montauk Highway and the beach, where the owners, Mindy Nam and Mark Dehnert, have asked for a natural resources permit for a 2,000-square-foot lawn, a 6,050-square-foot tennis court, a 640-square-foot pavilion, a 100-square-foot shed, along with 831 square feet of deck and parking. The sticking point was the lawn.

  •     A local man wound up in handcuffs on Friday after a violent confrontation on an East Hampton Town road with a 22-year-old Sag Harbor woman.
        According to town police, Kassandra Schellinger, a nursing school student, was driving home from school on Friday in her 2005 Jeep, northbound on Route 114 near Hardscrabble Close, when she noticed she was being tailgated by a red Dodge pickup truck. As she entered a 30-mile-per-hour zone she slowed down.

  •     An East Hampton man was taken by helicopter to Stony Brook University Medical Center early Saturday morning after his car rolled over and smashed into a utility pole. Juan Velasquez, 28, had been heading east on Montauk Highway in a 1997 Ford. The accident occurred as he tried to make a sharp turn onto Skimhampton Road at about 5 a.m., according to an East Hampton Town Police report.

  •    I couldn’t sing, but that didn’t stop me from being a lead singer.  

  • The Surf Lodge, Montauk’s hot summer spot, will be mellowing down a bit this summer with a new ownership group, Montauk Properties L.L.C.
  • The number of arrests rose significantly in 2011 in East Hampton Town, according to an annual report released by the East Hampton Town Police Department.
  • A basement foundation is triggering a public hearing before the East Hampton Town Planning Board for the Montauk Beach House.
  •     In the second of two challenges the East Hampton Town Zoning Board of Appeals heard Tuesday to recent rulings by the town’s senior building inspector, Tom Preiato, a group of Amagansett neighbors took on his decision to reinstate a building permit that he himself had rescinded for construction of a woodworking shop on Abraham’s Path.

  •     With the season looming for places like the Surf Lodge on Montauk’s Fort Pond, the company that owns the controversial and popular night spot, which has been in and out of court on almost 700 alleged zoning code violations, is seeking a ruling from the East Hampton Town Zoning Board of Appeals that would allow it to get up and running. On Tuesday night, the Surf Lodge deliberations were on one of two appeals before the panel challenging decisions by the town’s senior building inspector, Tom Preiato.

  •     An East Hampton father feared the worst about a relationship his pre-teenage daughter was having with an adult man, and his suspicions have proved correct. Fidel A. Castro-Brito, 22, also of East Hampton, has been arrested and charged with rape in the first degree.