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  •     Three one-car crashes last week ended in charges of driving while intoxicated, and four people, two of the drivers and two passengers, ended up in the hospital.

        A New York City man was arraigned on the charge Sunday morning in East Hampton Justice Court after a crash Saturday night in Amagansett. Richard D. Forman, 49, was westbound on Cranberry Hole Road in a 2002 BMW convertible with its top down when he failed to negotiate a curve near Bendigo Road, according to East Hampton Town police.

  •     Sag Harbor Village police arrested a Bridgehampton man Friday on charges that he assaulted a couple and endangered the welfare of a child. It was at least the third time that William J. Walker, 32, has been arrested in the past two years, and the second time he has been charged with assault.

  •     East Hampton Town police have released two more reports on the nighttime prowlers who have lately been targeting high-end cars in Wainscott, where several late-model vehicles have been stolen, broken into, or rummaged through since the end of June.

  •     An East Hampton woman with serious facial injuries was brought before Justice Catherine Cahill on Monday to be arraigned on a charge of driving while intoxicated. Village police said Abigail M. Gallaher was riding a 2006 Vespa scooter when she crashed on Newtown Lane near the curve at Long Lane early Sunday evening.

  •     A Huntington man who chose to go before a jury rather than admit to a charge of driving while intoxicated was found guilty of the charge in East Hampton Justice Court on Friday.

  •     There were two incidents in local waters leading to arrests over the past week.

        The Halfback, a 1985 Viking vessel, was fishing for striped bass on a six-person charter cruise, about two miles east of the Montauk Lighthouse at the Pollack Rips, when it was approached from the port side by the Luna Sea, according to an East Hampton Town police report. The captain of the Halfback tried to radio the Luna Sea captain to warn of a potential collision but was unable to raise him.

  •     Car thieves with expensive tastes have targeted Wainscott in recent weeks, with at least three automobiles reported stolen since the end of June.

        A 2012 black Range Rover was stolen from a driveway on Two Rod Highway in the early morning hours of June 29. The owners told East Hampton Town police the car had been left unlocked overnight, with the keys in the center console.

  •     A trio of Noel Coward’s “after-dinner mints” is being served at the John Drew Theater at Guild Hall, and all in all they will leave a fine taste in your mouth.
        Directed by one of America’s theater treasures, Tony Walton, “Tonight at 8:30” consists of three Coward one-acts, with one intermission, which he performed during the 1930s with his longtime friend and working partner Gertrude Lawrence. The pair would tour across England together, each night presenting three of Coward’s 10 one-act plays.

  • Thomas Ravenel, a former South Carolina state treasurer who has reportedly been contemplating a return to political life, was arrested early this morning by East Hampton Village police and charged with drunken driving.
  • A bar patron who flooded the Sloppy Tuna in Montauk early Friday after he allegedly intentionally broke an overhead fire-sprinkler pipe, is facing a felony criminal mischief charge after causing extensive damage that forced the Montauk hotspot to briefly close.

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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.