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  • Lee Hnetinka, the alleged party-house scammer, was charged with 59 infringements of the Southampton Town Code.
  •     A large fire Monday morning severely damaged a house at 45 Jacob’s Way in Sagaponack. The street is a cul-de-sac off Hedges Lane.
        The first alarm came in at about 6:45 a.m., according to Southampton Fire Marshal John Rankin. When Bridgehampton Fire Department volunteers arrived, it was clear there was a structural fire inside.

  •     A head-on collision between a 2011 Nissan S.U.V. and a 2000 Chevy dump truck pulling a landscaper’s wagon tied up Friday’s rush-hour traffic on Montauk Highway in Montauk and sent the driver of the Nissan to Southampton Hospital for examination.

  •     The East Hampton Town Zoning Board of Appeals had a busy work session on July 10, approving variances for several applicants. None of the applications was considered controversial, as evidenced by the fact that no one spoke against them at the public hearings, although the East Hampton Town Trustees had sent the Z.B.A. a letter saying they intended to turn down one of the applications, from the Devon Yacht Club.

  • A Catholic nun, visiting from Syosset, and a year-round Montauk woman were killed in unrelated accidents on local roads in the last eight days.
  • Operation Nightcap swept through East Hampton Town and Village, Sag Harbor, and Shelter Island on Saturday
  •     Kimberly M. Delrio, 22, was arraigned in East Hampton Town Justice Court last Thursday on charges stemming from her effort to transport Freddie Stephens to Southampton Hospital. Mr. Stephens had been shot in the arm, apparently accidentally, by a friend, Frank Hanna, on May 24.
        “She saved my son’s life, Tieya Bacon, Mr. Stephens’s mother, said on May 31, following Mr. Hanna’s arraignment.

  •     East Hampton Town police made two arrests early on July 1 following a bar fight at the Memory Motel in Montauk, according to a police report and eyewitnesses.
        Bouncers kicked Kalithe R. Wyche out of the bar shortly after 3 a.m., police said. The report described Mr. Wyche, who is 33 and lives in East Hampton, as intoxicated.

  •     A 62-year-old woman was struck by a 2005 Dodge pickup truck on Tuesday at 4:30 p.m. in East Hampton, then taken by ambulance to East Hampton Airport and from there by helicopter to Stony Brook University Medical Center. She had lacerations to her face.
        The woman, Linda E. Turner of Three Mile Harbor Road, East Hampton, remained in the hospital as of noon yesterday. The truck was driven by David Browne, who is East Hampton Town’s chief fire marshal.

  •    “Men’s Lives,” the 20-year-old play about the disappearance of a South Fork way of life by Joe Pintauro, opened as a revival Saturday night at the Bay Street Theatre in Sag Harbor, the same theater in which it received its debut production.
        When an audience is told how to feel, it usually stops feeling. Allow the audience, as this play often does, to find its own way as the story unfolds on the stage and it will feel, and more important, care about what the author cared about.