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  • The East Hampton Town Police Department’s search for George Richardson of Dix Hills, who disappeared in the early morning hours of Aug. 28 from a motel in Montauk, intensified this week.
  •     A four-year battle that began in the spring of 2008 with the construction of  a gate at 17 Beverly Road in Springs may finally be drawing to a close, as the East Hampton Town Zoning Board of Appeals began preliminary deliberations on the drawn-out affair on Sept. 11.

  •     Gene Gilligan of Amagansett was driving his 1991 Mercedes north on Napeague Meadow Road when a deer ran in front of his car on Friday night, police said. He swerved to avoid the animal and lost control of the car, striking about four concrete posts at the side of the road, before the car flipped over. Mr. Gilligan suffered abrasions to his head and was taken to Southampton Hospital. A police report described the car as demolished.

  •     Police responding to a report of an accident early Saturday on Queens Lane near Accabonac Road in East Hampton found the wreckage of a 1998 Honda that had gone off the road and smashed into a utility pole with enough force to split the pole in half.

  •     After graduating from Roslyn High School, Gregg Saunders skipped college and went to work driving a delivery truck for his grandparents’ milk company, but he was drawn to the real estate business as a young man and began working for various firms in Brooklyn and Manhattan.
        “He wanted to be on his own,” his wife, Alsou Saunders, said Friday. “He wanted to be independent. . . . He
    didn’t want to be a broker, he wanted to own things,” she said.

  • Lee Hnetinka, a 25-year-old Long Island man facing 60 charges in Southampton Town for allegedly renting houses in violation of the town code was arraigned on Friday.
  • The family and police continue to believe that Mr. Richardson is alive, and the search continues.
  •     A dispute over a $13,000 Italian racing bicycle between the Sag Harbor Cycle Company and a former employee led to the arrest last Thursday morning of that employee, Myles W. Romanow, 36, of Water Mill.
        Mr. Romanow had helped set up the shop, Sag Harbor police said, and was using the Campagnolo Gruppo Record 11 racing bicycle to get back and forth to work. After leaving the company in July, however, he kept the bike.

  •     After a busy summer season featuring a Suffolk County crackdown on drunken driving, resulting in over 20 Labor Day weekend arrests for driving while intoxicated, D.W.I. traffic in East Hampton Town Court was relatively light.

  •     Daniel S. Hewes of Springs and Manhattan, 22, was arrested last Thursday morning and charged with rape.
        Specifically, Mr. Hewes faces two class D felony counts of sexual crimes against a minor: criminal sexual acts in the second degree and rape, where an adult over 18 has sexual contact with a child under 15. He was additionally charged with two misdemeanors, third-degree sexual abuse and endangering the welfare of a minor.

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  • 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.