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  •       A woman driving east by Town Pond Friday evening watched in disbelief as the car ahead smashed through a No Right Turn sign on the traffic island in front of Guild Hall, knocking down a Do Not Enter sign in the process. She followed the driver, a 20-year-old Southampton man, and called police, who stopped him at 5:43 p.m. on South Ocean Boulevard near Accabonac Road in East Hampton.

  •        A shift in party control in East Hampton Town Hall and the new appointees that come with it can create unique circumstances for the town’s appointed boards to wrestle with, as the zoning board of appeals discovered on Tuesday night.

  •     Seeking to provide a haven for performing artists of all stripes, Josh Gladstone, the artistic director of Guild Hall’s John Drew Theater, along with Jennifer Brondo, the theater’s general manager, is launching an ambitious, yet relatively inexpensive, campaign to provide space, time, and yes, even some money to such artists.

  • A public hearing by the East Hampton Town Zoning Board of Appeals on an application from the new owner of the East Deck Motel at Ditch Plain in Montauk to bring about 300 dump trucks of sand to the site
  • Tekulsky, a new clerk, and interpreters step in
  •        Four men ended their New Year’s Eve revelries on an unhappy note last week, winding up in handcuffs on charges of driving while intoxicated.

           Town Justice Lisa R. Rana convened an early-morning court on New Year’s Day to handle the arraignments, with the court’s newest interpreter, Ana Kestler, on hand. Three of the men were Ecuadorian immigrants, and the fourth was from Colombia; none spoke English.

  • East Hampton Village detectives are investigating whether this secluded house on Talmage Lane was used for a sexual encounter between an East Hampton Village police officer and a female village employee, without the permission of its owner
  • A Springs man was arrested on the morning of Christmas Eve two weeks after what East Hampton Town police called a prolonged road-rage incident.
  •        An ongoing dispute between an East Hampton couple, both of whom have been arrested before in connection with their domestic troubles, led on Sunday night to the arrest of Guy K. Tibbetts, 31, his second in two weeks.

           East Hampton Village police said Mr. Tibbetts had let himself into the residence of his estranged wife, Justina Tibbetts, without her permission, and charged him with two misdemeanors, trespassing and violating an order of protection.

  •        This is rutting season, when deer are doing what comes naturally, and it has proven hazardous to man and beast alike. Between the town and the village, East Hampton police recorded five deer-car incidents this past week.

           On Christmas Eve in the village, Kristine King’s 2011 Lexus sustained some front-end damage after striking a deer on Pantigo Road near Amy’s Lane. It happened soon after sunset.

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