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  • The subdivision, on Wainscott Hollow Road, will divide the property into seven house lots, with about 70 percent of the acreage set aside as an agricultural reserve area.
  • A driver who struck and killed a Scottish golf caddy bicycling home from his first day of work in Southampton in May pleaded guilty on Friday to two felony charges and will be sentenced on Feb. 3.
  • The East Hampton Town Board is considering a proposal to rein in new bars and restaurants at hotels and resorts and ensure that the establishments have adequate onsite parking to accommodate the additional business that these extra amenities might bring.
  • There was just one arrest this past cold and rainy week on charges of driving while intoxicated, that of an Amagansett man, Robert J. Badkin, 51. Mr. Badkin was pulled over on Edgemere Street in Montauk, near where his business is located, last Thursday evening.

    East Hampton Town police said the motorist failed roadside sobriety tests and was taken back to headquarters in Wainscott, where his breath test was reportedly recorded as .12 of 1 percent. A reading of .08 or higher triggers the D.W.I. charge.

  • A Springs man convicted of disorderly conduct and resisting arrest in October after a three-day jury trial was sentenced last Thursday.

    William Cuthbert, who turned 57 yesterday, was ordered to pay East Hampton Town Justice Court $1,575 in fines and fees. As a condition for avoiding probation, he was required to complete an anger-management course over the next year; failure to do so would result in his being resentenced. In addition, he must stay out of trouble with the law over the same time period.

  • The Immigration and Customs Enforcement agency is no longer asking local jurisdictions to detain undocumented prisoners for up to 48 hours after their scheduled release, according to an announcement last week from State Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman.

  • New houses located in flood zones must comply with Federal Emergency Management Administration regulations, which require that they be built higher, depending on the risk of flooding.
  • A Hampton Bays woman charged with drunken driving after her passenger died in an early morning single-car crash in Southampton Village on April 19 pleaded guilty on Nov. 21 to vehicular manslaughter, a felony.

    Allison J. Rydberg, 26, admitted that her blood-alcohol level was well over twice the legal limit at the time of the accident, and that she had been driving at an excessive speed.

  • As demonstrations swept across America in the hours after the decision by a Staten Island grand jury last week not to indict a New York City police officer in connection with the death of a man he had placed in a choke hold on July 17, one or more individuals took to the streets of East Hampton Town and Village, apparently expressing anger with the decision.

  • A fire that started in the basement of a house at 124 Old West Lake Drive in Montauk on Saturday morning did extensive damage to the two-story building, then reignited three hours later.

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  • 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.