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  •     A plan to divide a 43,000-square-foot Ditch Plain parcel into two lots, one of 20,000 square feet and the other of 23,000, was broached for the first time at an East Hampton Town Planning Board meeting on July 25. Judging from board members’ reactions, it could provoke divisive debate.

  •     The East Hampton Town Zoning Board of Appeals made a public determination on the night of July 24 on a second request to build a pool on a Beach Hampton property.
        On May 8, a month after a contentious hearing during which several neighbors spoke in opposition, the board denied Andrew and Dana Stern’s application for a 512-square-foot pool on their 12,628-square-foot property at 8 Treasure Island Drive. The vote was 4 to 1, with only Don Cirillo voting in favor.    

  •     Despite two well-publicized police sweeps targeting drunken drivers in recent weeks, arrests for driving while intoxicated show no sign of declining.

  •     Jonathan J. Galeano of Valley Stream, 24, was arrested and charged with assault in the third degree on July 25 after allegedly breaking a man’s jaw in two places during a brawl at a house party in Springs in the early morning hours of July 21.

  •     “That’s definitely the cheapest way out of the situation,” said Max Corrigan to Danielle Wright, one of three women clustered around his work table, each of them with a different smartphone crisis. Behind them, all the way to the door, stood a waiting line of customers.

  • A head-on crash between a pickup truck and a Volvo on Route 114 south of Sag Harbor claimed the life of the Volvo driver, Douglas Foster Schneiderman, 51, of Maclean, Va., and left his two passengers and the driver of the pickup hospitalized with serious injuries.
  • ‘I hate East Hampton,’ says wife of Brazilian attorney in court next morning
  • The town and village police departments of East Hampton combined for an unannounced crackdown on drunken drivers over the weekend, resulting in six arrests between midnight Saturday and 4 a.m. Sunday.
  •     Ivan F. Yupa-Buestan, 28, was charged on Sunday morning with sexual abuse in the third degree, a class B misdemeanor, and endangering the welfare of a minor, a class A misdemeanor. His alleged victim was a 14-year-old girl whom he had met on Facebook.

  •     In East Hampton Town Justice Court last Thursday, the attorney for Martin Soto, who was arrested in June on felony rape charges, waived, for now, the time limitations on when the prosecution would have to bring Mr. Soto to trial.
        Mr. Soto was arrested on June 15 by the East Hampton Town police, accused of having sexual relations with a 12-year-old girl in 2004.