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Articles by this author:

  • An 18-year-old former counselor at Hampton Country Day Camp who stayed in the Ocean Boulevard house that was raided last week described on Monday the conditions she lived in.
  • Thomas R. Piacentine of East Hampton had his second encounter with police in eight days on Friday morning and this time wound up in jail.
  • A Stamford, Conn., man who pleaded guilty to misdemeanor drunken driving earlier this year following a June 2014 crash on Napeague, so angered the judge in the case that he was resentenced on July 30 to nine months in jail.
  • Two applications before the East Hampton Town Zoning Board of Appeals brought out strong opposition during public hearings on Aug. 4, in a session that seemed to raise questions that remained unanswered.
  • A proposed subdivision at 10 Roberts Lane in East Hampton appeared to die a quick death on Aug. 5, during a preliminary review before the East Hampton Town Planning Board.
  • Anthony Pisciotto Jr., who has been accused of running an illegal share house at 37 Kettle Hole Road in Montauk, will be arraigned in East Hampton Town Justice Court Monday on 24 charges.
  • Friday, Aug. 28, promises to be a busy day in East Hampton Town Justice court, as East Hampton Village police continued their dogged patrol of village beaches this week.
  • Two motorists who told police they had been drinking at the Gig Shack in Montauk were arrested in separate incidents on East Lake Drive, Montauk, early Sunday morning
  • A tennis player on a scholarship at Auburn University in Alabama is facing a felony charge of criminal mischief after being arrested in Amagansett early Sunday morning.
  • Whether a 7-Eleven, or anything else for that matter, opens in the former Villa Prince Ristorante in Amagansett is off the table, and on the back burner, after a hearing in front of the East Hampton Town Zoning Board of Appeals Tuesday.

Blogs by this author:

  • 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.