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  •     East Hampton Village police arrested an East Hampton man last week on charges stemming from a barrage of anti-Obama graffiti in various locations.
        Lawrence G. Nickel, 63, was charged on Sept. 18 with one felony count of criminal mischief, 12 misdemeanor vandalism counts, and one count of petty larceny. Chief Gerard Larsen said the felony charge, criminal mischief in the third degree, stemmed from the aggregate damage in the 12 misdemeanor incidents, which was estimated at $488. The threshold for such a charge is $250.

  •     Frank A. Hanna, 30, accused by East Hampton Town police in the accidental shooting of a friend, Freddie Stephens, with a .44-caliber handgun on May 24, pleaded guilty in Suffolk County Criminal Court on Sept. 6 to one charge, reckless assault in the second degree, a Class D felony.
    Justice Mark D. Cohen sentenced him on Sept. 10 to a year in county jail, with time already served counting toward the sentence. He will be eligible for release in January, according to his attorney, Susan Menu.

  •     It takes a family to make a bagel — and to run a bagel mini empire.
        “Izzy was the bagel maven,” Paul Wayne, a partner in Goldberg’s Famous Bagels in East Hampton and Montauk, said of his grandfather, Izzy Goldberg, who started the family in the bagel business in the years after World War II.

  • Frank A. Hanna, accused by the East Hampton Town police in the accidental shooting of a friend, pled guilty to one felony charge and was sentenced to a year in prison.
  • A Long Lane fire involved the East Hampton, Springs, Amagansett, and Sag Harbor Fire Departments.
  •     A preliminary plan to tear down the old Star Room, before that the Swamp nightclub, at East Gate Road and Montauk Highway in Wainscott, and replace it with a 5,400-square foot car wash, came before the East Hampton Town Planning Board on Sep. 12.
        The former discotheque, on a roughly 50,000 square-foot parcel, has been closed for over 10 years. “It’s an eyesore,” said Dianna Weir, the board’s vice chairwoman.

  • The East Hampton Town Police Department’s search for George Richardson of Dix Hills, who disappeared in the early morning hours of Aug. 28 from a motel in Montauk, intensified this week.
  •     A four-year battle that began in the spring of 2008 with the construction of  a gate at 17 Beverly Road in Springs may finally be drawing to a close, as the East Hampton Town Zoning Board of Appeals began preliminary deliberations on the drawn-out affair on Sept. 11.

  •     Gene Gilligan of Amagansett was driving his 1991 Mercedes north on Napeague Meadow Road when a deer ran in front of his car on Friday night, police said. He swerved to avoid the animal and lost control of the car, striking about four concrete posts at the side of the road, before the car flipped over. Mr. Gilligan suffered abrasions to his head and was taken to Southampton Hospital. A police report described the car as demolished.

  •     Police responding to a report of an accident early Saturday on Queens Lane near Accabonac Road in East Hampton found the wreckage of a 1998 Honda that had gone off the road and smashed into a utility pole with enough force to split the pole in half.

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