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  •     A taxi driver from Maspeth, Queens, working for a Brooklyn company, was arrested near the I.G.A. supermarket on Montauk Highway in Amagansett at 4 a.m. Monday on a felony driving without a license charge.

  • Jason Lee, 37, of New York City, a financial services manager for Goldman Sachs since 1998, was arrested Wednesday morning by East Hampton Town police on the charge of first-degree rape.
  •    There is a cat-like air about Lemon Andersen. Quiet, reflective, yet always aware. It is an air he developed growing up in the street and one he will take to the John Drew Theater at Guild Hall next Thursday, as he performs his one-man show, “County of Kings,” at 8 p.m.
        “County of Kings” is a story of recognition and redemption. Poetry. Truth. It begins and ends with Millie, Mr. Anderson’s mother, Puerto Rican, a junkie, sometimes recovering, sometimes not, but always loving her son to the day she died of AIDS.

  •     The Bay Street Theatre has saved its best for last, as it completes its excellent three-show main stage 2013 season with a hilarious production of “A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum,” playing through Sept. 2.
        This production of “Forum,” directed and choreographed by Marcia Milgrom Dodge, takes no prisoners. You will laugh until you beg for mercy, and then you will laugh some more.

  •     The drowning of a New York City woman off Montauk Point over the weekend is still under investigation, but so far, signs indicate that her fall from the boat she was on with her husband was accidental, according to the head of the Suffolk County Homicide squad, Detective Lt. Jack Fitzpatrick.

  •      A traffic stop for an illegal U-turn on Main Street in Amagansett ended with an arrest on a heroin possession charge last week.

        East Hampton Town police said that a Hampton Bays man, Cory A. Mercurio, 24, was driving a 1993 Ford when he made the illegal turn on the night of Aug. 6. The officer who made the stop said that the car smelled of marijuana and that Mr. Mercurio “appeared to be extremely nervous.”

  •     A 2006 Toyota crashed into a utility pole on Old Montauk Highway in Montauk on Aug. 3, rolling over, snapping the pole in two, and knocking out power in Hither Hills for several hours. The accident happened at 1:30 in the afternoon, 500 feet west of Washington Avenue.

        The driver, Jonas Ahern of Southampton, and his passenger, Rosemary R. Lee, were  reportedly conscious and alert afterward but complaining of pain. Both were taken to Southampton Hospital.

  •     A man arrested by East Hampton Town police last month on charges of drunken driving after a crash on Route 114 that sent a mother and child to the hospital was indicted last week on three felony charges, the most serious of which could result in a sentence of up to seven years in prison.

  •     A bicyclist from New York City was struck by a car Saturday morning on Napeague and was airlifted to the Stony Brook University Medical Center. The accident happened on Route 27 at Shipwreck Drive.

        According to Ellen P. Grew of West Hartford, Conn., the driver of the westbound 2012 Subaru that struck 40-year-old Adam Cohen, the bicyclist appeared to be trying to make a left turn from the westbound shoulder, across the highway and onto Shipwreck Drive.

  •     The results of a blood test could have serious legal ramifications for a Florida man who is staying with his girlfriend in East Hampton.

        East Hampton Town police say that Patrick J. Dowd of Indiantown, 27, was driving Sunday night with a Montauk woman in front and her 1-year-old in a safety seat in back, when he veered back and forth over the double yellow line on Flamingo Avenue. An officer pulled him over on Industrial Road, near where it curves into Second House Road.

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  • 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. 

  • 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.