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  •     The East Hampton Zoning Board of Appeals entered the labyrinth of logic inside a barn on Abraham’s Path in Amagansett Tuesday night as it began its initial deliberation on a challenge to a Nov. 3, 2011, reinstatement of a building permit by the town’s acting chief building inspector, Tom Preiato, who had revoked the permit five weeks earlier.

  •     Two attorneys active in town zoning affairs are squaring off against each other following an East Hampton Town Planning Board April 4 decision giving William Babinski, a Wainscott farmer, site plan approval to build a second barn. Litigation has begun even though the matter is headed for a public hearing before the town board at 7 p.m. next Thursday and even though the barn is 80 percent complete.   

  •    To ask Lonny Price, director of Guild Hall’s current revival of Murray Schisgal’s 1964 hit show “LUV,” what jobs he’s done in theater would be to miss the point. The more salient question would be “What jobs haven’t you done?”

  • A one-man alleged crime wave ended with a crash in this bucolic waterside stand of boxwoods on Shelter Island.
  • Surf Lodge’s new team promises subtle changes
  •     Matthew J. Byank, whose pregnant fiancée, Lauren M. Parris, died in a motorcycle crash in May 2010 after he tried to outrun police on the Napeague stretch, pleaded guilty on May 9 to second-degree manslaughter. He will be sentenced on July 18 to 2 to 7 years in prison by Suffolk County Judge C. Randall Hinrichs. The sentence was agreed upon as part of a plea-bargaining process.

  •     An East Hampton man was charged on May 12 with raping a girl under the age of 15 whom he met online, the second such case here within the last two months.
        After a brief scuffle, East Hampton Town police arrested Enrique Monge-Pucha, 22. He was charged with two felonies, the most serious being rape, as well as two misdemeanors.

  •     East Hampton Town police will be cracking down on drunken driving this holiday weekend and throughout the summer by joining forces with police departments across the East End in a program announced yesterday by Suffolk County District Attorney Thomas J. Spota’s office.
        The program, called NiteCAP, or Nighttime Concentrated Alcohol Patrol, will deploy selected combined units from across the East End on a rolling basis, with the goal of increasing the numbers of D.W.I. arrests town by town.

  • The comedian Jerry Seinfeld is planning to install powerful, state-of-the-art solar panel system to power his residential complex on Further Lane.
  •     A fence war broke out during the East Hampton Town Planning Board’s May 9 meeting, pitting the owner of the Amagansett I.G.A., also called Cirillo’s Market,  against a long-vacant building and parking lot next door.
        Fran Cirillo, the market’s owner, is expanding it, on both the east and west sides of the building, by about 5,000 square feet, to over 20,000 square feet. She received site-plan approval from the board last August.

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