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  •     A small piece of property in Springs spawned a stormy public hearing at the Oct. 23 meeting of the East Hampton Town Zoning Board of Appeals, raising the question of a landowner’s right to develop versus the greater good of the community.

  •     East Hampton Village Police Chief Gerard Larsen called it “reckless indifference” to human life after two drivers, one of them reportedly high on drugs, wound up in the hospital Friday morning.
        Southampton Town police began receiving 911 calls reporting a 1990 Oldsmobile, headed east in Water Mill at a high speed, dodging in and out of traffic. Within minutes, the speeding car was reported in Wainscott, driving onto the center strip, then onto the shoulder, narrowly missing several vehicles as it went.

  •     A 44-year-old East Hampton woman who returned to the scene of the crime on Newtown Lane looking for her cellphone Friday morning was arrested on charges of burglary and possession of a stolen couture handbag.
        East Hampton Village police were at the scene, investigating an alarm set off at a clothing store. They found the rear door broken into and shattered glass lying about, said Chief Gerard Larsen on Tuesday.

  •     The reward for information leading to the identification of the car that struck and killed John Judge of Amagansett on Oct. 23 has been raised to $10,000, with the initial sum of $5,000 offered by Crime Stoppers augmented by Larry Siedlick, an Amagansett resident, with an additional $5,000.
        Mr. Judge was crossing Main Street in the hamlet a little before 8 p.m., on his way home after dinner at Astro’s Pizza, when he was struck by an eastbound vehicle that fled the scene.

  •     East Hampton Town police made several key arrests involving burglaries in recent days.

  •     An East Hampton Town police officer responding to a call reporting a crash on Accabonac Road north of Jenny’s Path came upon a 2003 Land Rover in woods on the north side of the road that had hit several trees before coming to a stop. Checking the area, the officer spotted a man a block away who, upon questioning, acknowledged being the owner and driver of the vehicle.

  •     The caretaker of a house in Montauk called East Hampton Town police on Saturday afternoon to say that a car had crashed on the property, resulting in the arrest of Sarah M. Broadwell, 32, of Montauk, who was charged with misdemeanor driving while intoxicated.
        Ms. Broadwell drove a 2006 Toyota pickup truck into the driveway of the Soundview Avenue house, mowing down some shrubbery in the process, the report says. She then backed up, put the truck back in drive, and destroyed some other bushes.

  •     A 9-year-old Springs girl ran home from the Springs School at a little after 3 p.m. on Oct. 17 after being approached by a man on a bicycle. Mariano Melchior Galindo, 35, of Springs was arrested 40 minutes later when a town police officer spotted him, still on his bicycle, near the school.
        After being read his Miranda rights, he reportedly gave the police what they termed a “confession statement.” He was charged with endangering the welfare of a child, a class A misdemeanor.

  • A $5,000 cash reward is being offered for information leading to the arrest of the driver whose vehicle struck John Judge, 61, on Tuesday evening.
  • John Judge, 61, was killed in an apparent hit-and-run accident on Main Street in Amagansett a little before 8 p.m. Tuesday night.

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  • 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.