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  •     A Montauk driver who peeled out of a parking lot near the docks, brakes screeching, late at night on Feb. 1 was arrested after a short chase and charged with driving while intoxicated as well as resisting arrest.

  •     Sag Harbor Village police arrested Thomas Palumbo, 37, of Quogue last Thursday evening and charged him with stealing money being collected for Jhenny Bueno Arias, a 36-year-old mother of four severely injured after being hit by a car while walking home from work on Jan. 15.

  •     Sag Harbor police arrested a Ronkonkoma couple last Thursday and charged them with multiple counts of forgery in the second degree.
        Nicholas Marino, 22, and Kathleen Danielson, 23, reportedly stole 19 blank checks from an elderly Main Street resident, forged his signature on the checks, and cashed 17 of them to the tune of $3,330, according to the police.

  •     An East Hampton woman, 23-year-old Kelly Anne Doroski, was killed in a one-car crash at about 6:30 p.m. last Thursday. The accident happened on Route 114, in the Goodfriend Drive area.
        According to her mother, Patricia Doroski of Sag Harbor, the young woman’s southbound 2009 Mazda struck a small strip of curbing near Plank Road, causing her to lose control of the car, which ran off the road into a stand of trees.

  •     The snow Friday night led to some slipping and sliding on the roadways in the Town of East Hampton.
        Carlos Barros of East Hampton had his 2005 Toyota slide off Abraham’s Path a little after 9 p.m. The rear passenger side of the car struck a tree. Mr. Barros was unhurt and able to drive away.

  •     Eileen Hickey-Hulme of East Hampton and New York had an unexpected cold-water dip in the dark before dawn on Monday. According to a police report, Ms. Hickey-Hulme, an artist, was rescued from a sinking boat moored at Gardiner’s Marina at about 4 a.m. that day.
        East Hampton Town police officers, responding to a 911 emergency call, were flagged down by Paul Lester of East Hampton as they entered the marina. Mr. Lester had fallen into the water as he tried to escape the sinking craft, police said, and was soaking wet.

  •    What’s in a face?
       The answer, one finds after a walk through the colorful, compact, but powerful exhibit at the Suffolk County Historical Society in Riverhead, is the ability to define one’s self-image, both as an individual and as a people. “Hidden and Forbidden: Art and Objects of Intolerance; Evolving Depictions of Blacks in America” will be on display through June 1.

  • The Beach House, Montauk’s season-old seasonal resort, appeared to have weathered a storm at an East Hampton Town Zoning Board of Appeals hearing on Tuesday night.
  •     An East Hampton Town police officer was headed west on rain-slickened Amagansett Main Street at about 8 p.m. on Jan. 28 when he saw an eastbound car turn onto Atlantic Avenue, followed by the sound of a crash.

  •     Ice, snow, and prancing deer led to a number of accidents on the roads last week, according to reports released by East Hampton Town police.
        Ryan Balnis of East Hampton told police he struck a deer while driving on Springs-Fireplace Road on the night of Jan. 25. The collision caused damage across the car’s front end, but Mr. Balnis was not hurt.

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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.