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  •     A dispute over a $13,000 Italian racing bicycle between the Sag Harbor Cycle Company and a former employee led to the arrest last Thursday morning of that employee, Myles W. Romanow, 36, of Water Mill.
        Mr. Romanow had helped set up the shop, Sag Harbor police said, and was using the Campagnolo Gruppo Record 11 racing bicycle to get back and forth to work. After leaving the company in July, however, he kept the bike.

  •     After a busy summer season featuring a Suffolk County crackdown on drunken driving, resulting in over 20 Labor Day weekend arrests for driving while intoxicated, D.W.I. traffic in East Hampton Town Court was relatively light.

  •     Daniel S. Hewes of Springs and Manhattan, 22, was arrested last Thursday morning and charged with rape.
        Specifically, Mr. Hewes faces two class D felony counts of sexual crimes against a minor: criminal sexual acts in the second degree and rape, where an adult over 18 has sexual contact with a child under 15. He was additionally charged with two misdemeanors, third-degree sexual abuse and endangering the welfare of a minor.

  • Lee Hnetinka was lead away Friday and taken to county jail in Riverside, unable to meet $45,000 bail on new charges set by Southampton Town Justice Deborah Kooperstein.
  • It’s chaos. It’s a party. It’s Montauk after hours — last call 3:30 a.m.
  •     As might have been expected, Labor Day weekend had a continual parade of driving while intoxicated arrests across the South Fork. In Southampton Village, a Suffolk County task force, called “Nitecap,” did a sweep from Saturday night into Sunday, resulting in eight arrests. In the Town of East Hampton, police conducted their own mini-sweeps, assigning extra officers to focus on drunken driving. And Sag Harbor had two drunken driving arrests over the weekend, one of Elizabeth A. Damark, 23, of East Hampton, the other of Stephanie J. Bargas, 39, of Manhattan.

  •     A bloody fight broke out at the Surf Lodge in Montauk in the early-morning hours of Aug. 14. According to police reports and statements made in court during his arraignment, police arrived a little after 4 a.m. to find Philip W. Vernier, 27, of Brooklyn, a cook at the restaurant, in the basement, covered with dried blood. Mr.

  •     The Labor Day weekend began on Friday with a 2 a.m. car crash on Stephen Hand’s Path, East Hampton, which resulted in a charge of driving while intoxicated and a broken arm, followed a half hour later by a second crash on the same road, this one even more serious, leading to another D.W.I. arrest and a hospitalization.

  •    “A picture’s worth a thousand words.”
        On Saturday night at Guild Hall in a special benefit perform  ance, we heard about 5,000 well-crafted words in staged readings of five short plays, inspired by four paintings and one photograph, all by East End artists. The result was a delightful mix of comedy and drama.

  • The pilot and passenger of a single-engine Mooney airplane that crashed in the woods by East Hampton Airport early Sunday evening were helped to safety by three good Samaritans.

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