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  • Whole Foods Market has signed a short-term lease to rent the former Plitt Ford dealership on Montauk Highway in Wainscott for the summer.
  •     Bill Babinski, a farmer who owns 20 acres of land on Beach Lane in Wainscott, will be able to build the second barn he needs after the East Hampton Town Planning Board okayed his application at an April 4 meeting. The 1,380-square-foot barn, to be erected next to one already standing, is a little less than half its size.
        A neighboring couple, Tom and Shelly Gilbert, expressed strong opposition to the application at a hearing on March 7, saying that the new barn would obliterate their ocean view if it were sited as proposed.

  • Sean Combs, the entertainment and fashion impresario who is widely known as Diddy, had an unwelcome repeat visitor on the weekend of April 1.
  •      A Southampton Town police officer pursued a speeding car whose driver attempted to elude him on Sunday, and wound up finding it parked near the end of Town Line Road in Sagaponack with the lights off, according to a report.
        John M. Siedem, 47, of Wainscott was sent to jail, charged with misdemeanor driving while intoxicated.

  •     Dirt bikers are doing expensive and potentially catastrophic damage to the capped former garbage dump located behind the recycling center on Route 27 west of Montauk, according to East Hampton Town police.

  •     When East Hampton Village police received a phone call Saturday night at about 10:30 reporting an apparent drunken driver in a brown 2005 Acura, the officer dispatched did not have to look far.
        At the point where Montauk Highway and North Main Street merge to form Main Street is a light pole that, that night, was the final stop for the Acura, driven by Keith D. Finer, 24, of Hampton Bays, police said. Mr. Finer allegedly told the officer he had fallen asleep at the wheel, with the car jumping the curb and smashing into the pole.

  •     At 8 a.m. on March 24, Marcelo A. Castro Morales called East Hampton Town police to report that a man was menacing him with a baseball bat at a property on Montauk Highway in Montauk, police said.

  • The addition would be in violate of the town’s pyramid law
  •     David Eagan, the attorney for the Concerned Citizens of Wainscott, which has one lawsuit pending over a proposed Wainscott development and another waiting in the wings, blasted the East Hampton Town Attorney’s office this week for working too closely with real estate lawyers who are representing applications before the town.

  • East Hampton
    The mother of a student at East Hampton High School on Long Lane reported to police that her son’s Emerica sneakers, valued at $85, were stolen from in front of a locker on March 20. Accompanied by an assistant principal, an officer searched the locker room and found the sneakers in a locker used by another student. When questioned, the student told police that he had found the sneakers on top of the lockers and put them away for safekeeping. The other student’s mother did not wish to press charges.