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  • 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Tom Preiato, a group of Amagansett neighbors took on his decision to reinstate a building permit that he himself had rescinded for construction of a woodworking shop on Abraham’s Path.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.

  •     An East Hampton Town police officer on patrol at 2 a.m. on Sunday saw a gray Volkswagen Jetta cross over the yellow lines into oncoming traffic before making a right-hand turn onto Woodbine Drive in Springs, police said.
        When the officer asked the driver, Edison E. Guzman, who is 27 and lives in East Hampton, for his license, he handed over an Ecuadorean passport.

  • An East Hampton Town justice issued a restraining order Thursday against a Jamaica, Queens, man who had spent the night of March 31 in the music mogul Sean Combs’s bluff-top vacation house.
  • The Surf Lodge’s legal troubles may be ending as a new summer season approaches.
  •     The East Hampton Town Zoning Board of Appeals held a busy but brisk session on Tuesday evening at Town Hall with four applications for variances on the agenda, in addition to a discussion about the Wainscott Wombles project on Montauk Highway in Wainscott (covered separately). Only one of the four applications drew opposition at the meeting.

  •     East Hampton Town police received a call at about 10:15 Saturday night from a woman who had run out of her East Hampton house with her daughter after being beaten by her boyfriend, a police report said.
        According to the report, the woman told police through an interpreter that she had been at home when her boyfriend, Domingo Mejia Augustin, 26, of East Hampton returned from work drunk and began arguing with her.

  •     An owner of a Montauk fishing tackle shop who had been arrested on child-sex and pornography charges in November pleaded guilty to reduced charges in Suffolk Criminal Court last Thursday.