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  •        Good fences make good neighbors, wrote the poet Robert Frost — but when the fence is built on a neighbor’s property, not so good, according to the East Hampton Town Zoning Board of Appeals.

  •     Suffolk County District Attorney Thomas Spota has obtained grand jury indictments against three local men following their arrests in recent weeks on felony charges of driving while intoxicated.

        Rody D. Tapia, 39, of Springs, who has a previous D.W.I. conviction within the past 10 years, was charged on Oct. 27 following an accident in his own driveway. He is out on $10,000 bail, awaiting arraignment in the criminal court building in Riverhead on Dec. 11.

  •        East Hampton Town police have made three arrests over the past two weeks, including two charging physically abusive felonies, in separate incidents involving residents of Phoenix House, a drug treatment facility in Wainscott.

  • A homeless man accused of breaking into a house was the subject of an intense manhunt last Thursday night. East Hampton Village police, aided by police dogs and their handlers from Riverhead and a Suffolk police search helicopter.
  • A who’s who of local attorneys, judges, and court personnel gathered Sunday night at Michaels’ restaurant Maidstone in Springs to honor the outgoing East Hampton Justice Catherine A. Cahill, who is retiring after 20 years on the bench
  •        If the East Hampton Town Board votes to approve a new zoning classification for 555 Montauk Highway in Amagansett, it will do so without the approval of the town planning board, judging by its Nov. 20 meeting.

           The controversial action, which would establish a new “senior citizen housing overlay district” for a 23.5-acre parcel of former farmland, was discussed toward the end of a two-hour meeting.

  • The owner of a Dodge pickup truck found its engine compartment full of malodorous fish recently after he destroyed two cartons of his own catch by running them over in a restaurant parking lot the day before.
  •       A Rockville Centre 16-year-old, accused of sodomizing another youth with a broomstick at Phoenix House in Wainscott Sunday afternoon, is being held at the county jail in Riverside in lieu of $250,000 cash bail. He entered a plea of not guilty during his arraignment in East Hampton Town Justice Court on Monday.

  •        Craig J. Dellavecchia, 33, of Bay Shore faces a felony charge of drunken driving after being arrested in Montauk early on the morning of Nov. 7. He was clocked at 47 miles per hour in a 30 m.p.h. zone on West Lake Drive near the docks, East Hampton Town police said.

  •        Sag Harbor police are investigating an armed robbery on Main Street early Tuesday evening.

           According to the police report, a couple described as Hispanic, said to be in their mid-to-late 20s, entered the Corner Closet, a high-end vintage boutique at about 6 p.m. One employee was alone in the shop at the time. The man showed a handgun, the employee told police, and forced her to the rear of the store into a storage area, where her hands and feet were tied up.

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