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  • A Mastic man with a long criminal history, including three recent felony convictions for driving while intoxicated, is back behind bars on multiple charges this week after being pulled over in Wainscott Saturday night for speeding.
  • In his victory speech on election night, Donald Trump called on America to “bind the wounds of division” and “come together as one united people,” but with his anti-immigrant rhetoric on the campaign trail still resonating, his election has struck a note of fear and uncertainty for many.
  • Most of the companies accused of noise or curfew violations at East Hampton Town Airport during the summer have agreed to pay $500 fines in a plea-bargaining arrangement adjudicated by Justice Steven Tekulsky in Justice Court on Monday.
  • An alleged drunken driver crashed into five cars parked along a quarter-mile stretch of Main Street in Bridgehampton Wednesday evening, Southampton Town police said.
  • A public hearing on a plan to demolish a 3,800-square-foot house at 261 Marine Boulevard in Amagansett and replace it with a larger one brought a series of strict land-use regulations before the East Hampton Town Zoning Board of Appeals Tuesday night.
  • A 19-year-old who fled a crash near Deep Hollow Ranch in Montauk and stumbled in the dark for over three miles before police caught up with him was arraigned in East Hampton Town Justice Court last Thursday on multiple charges.
  • Frank A. Cilione, owner of the Leo, a nightclub on Three Mile Harbor Road in East Hampton, was charged the morning of Oct. 22 with selling liquor without a license.
  • Domestic disputes — between a mother and son, the parents of a child, and an estranged couple — were at the fore of East Hampton Town police investigations last week.
  • Sometimes what is below the ground can loom larger than what is above it. This may be the case with a site plan being considered by the East Hampton Town Planning Board for Arbor, a Montauk restaurant.
  • Dennis E. McGuire, a resident of the mobile home park on Oakview Highway, was arrested Monday night and charged with videoing a woman as she was using the shower in his residence.

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  • The Stephen Talkhouse, a popular nightspot on Main Street in Amagansett, will be the site of a three-hour fund-raiser on March 19 for Jordan Johnson, a former East Hampton High School student who is in a rehabilitation facility in Manhattan as the result of an apparent drug overdose on Jan. 29.

  • The East Hampton Town Zoning Board of Appeals meeting scheduled for Tuesday night has been canceled. The four public hearings concerning applications for variances that were to take place will be held, instead, in March. The new date will be published Monday.

  • St. Therese of Lisieux Catholic Church celebrated the Feast of Our Lady of Cisne, the Patroness of Ecuador, with its Spanish-speaking parishioners this weekend.
  • The four-acre-plus beachfront site at Ditch Plain in Montauk will be the subject of public hearings before the East Hampton Town Planning and Zoning Boards on Tuesday and Wednesday nights.
  • The New York State Department of Labor's web site, through which the unemployed claim weekly benefits, crashed over the weekend, leaving people unable to file for weekly benefits since then.
  • A vigil calling for a full police investigation into the death of Lilia Aucapina will be held Tuesday at Southampton Town Hall.
  • 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.