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  • Sharon McCobb said goodbye and David Lys said hello at an East Hampton Town Zoning Board of Appeals
  •     Craig Macnaughton and his wife, who live in the Maidstone Park section of East Hampton, had a strange visitor on the morning of March 6, when a man walked into their house, uninvited. The man apparently thought nobody was home, as the Macnaughtons’ car was not parked in front of the house, which is on Flaggy Hole Road.

  •    From a Nassau County suburb to Ankara to Okinawa to Amagansett, the path of life for Michael Jeffrey Griffith has been anything but dull, and now his story has become the inspiration for a new television series, with Michael S. Chernuchin, part of the creative team of the long-running “Law and Order” series, in charge.
         “Who’d have thunk it?” Mr. Griffith asked on Saturday, sitting in his living room overlooking the Atlantic.

  •     A report of an erratic driver leaving Bay Street, headed over the North Haven Bridge, led to the arrest on Saturday afternoon of a 29-year-old East Hampton man on a felony charge of driving while intoxicated. Sag Harbor police said the man, Romulo Quezada-Santos, had his 7-year-old son in the back seat, where empty beer cans were strewn about. The child’s presence elevated the charge to a felony.

  •    Life here on the South Fork differs from many similar areas across the country in several ways, one of the most important of which is the level of sophistication in the local art scene. This extends to the performing arts, including theater, even at the nonprofessional level, as is attested to by the Center Stage at Southampton Cultural Center’s current production of “Motherhood Out Loud,” a series of scenes examining modern motherhood in America, directed by the multitalented Michael Disher.

  • Opening day for the Beach House, a luxury hotel in downtown Montauk, may be delayed by several days, if not longer.
  • Storm flags were flying when the East Hampton Town Zoning Board of Appeals considered a request for several variances for a property containing seven cottages on Fort Pond Bay.
  •     A Springs man, Samuel Spielberg, 31, was killed in a one-car crash late Friday night.
        First responders reported finding his 2002 Toyota 4Runner in woods off Red Dirt Road in Amagansett, just west of Old Stone Highway. The S.U.V., which had overturned, was engulfed in flames, said to be reaching 20 feet in the air.
        A call alerting East Hampton Town police to the crash was logged in at 11:27 p.m. The initial police report said the car had “failed to negotiate a curve in the roadway.”

  •     The arrest on Friday night of a Springs man on a charge of driving while intoxicated led to an appearance in East Hampton Town Justice Court the next morning by a noted international-law attorney, Michael Jefferson Griffith. Mr. Griffith, who has counseled clients imprisoned in over 25 countries in criminal matters, defended the young American held in a Turkish prison in the 1970s in a case that became the basis for the film “Midnight Express.”

  •     A husband-and-wife team who teach Shakespeare at Guild Hall have received a number of uncalled-for e-mails from a former student, according to an East Hampton Town police report.
    Tristan and Morgan Vaughan run the Round Table Theater Company and Academy, which recently produced its first full Shakespearean production, “Macbeth,” with Morgan Vaughan in the lead role of Lady Macbeth and Mr. Vaughan directing. The couple have been conducting classes and seminars on the Bard at Guild Hall since last year.

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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.