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  •      Thomas Ravenel, a former South Carolina state treasurer who had reportedly been contemplating a primary challenge to Republican Senator Lindsey Graham, said after his appearance Thursday in East Hampton Town Justice Court that he does not see a political future for himself in the Palmetto State.

  •        A paid, highly trained, on-call paramedic skilled in advanced life support could be working for the Amagansett Fire Department as early as January or February, according to Daniel Shields II, chairman of the hamlet’s board of fire commissioners. The department allocated $103,000 in its annual budget recently to fund the new position. “We don’t have any choice,” Mr. Shields said at the time.

  • Michael S. Bonnet, a registered sex offender who is accused by federal agents of trafficking in child pornography, is being held without bail, facing a possible sentence of 15 years in federal prison if convicted.
  • Thomas Ravenel, a former South Carolina state treasurer who had reportedly been contemplating a primary challenge to Republican Senator Lindsey Graham, said after his appearance Thursday in East Hampton Town Justice Court that he does not see a political future for himself in the Palmetto State.
  •     Was he the organizer of this year’s Barcelona Point boat party or wasn’t he? That was the question of the day at East Hampton Town Justice Court on Tuesday in the trial of Charles Canavan, accused by the town of holding a mass gathering without a mass gathering permit.

  • Justin T. Bennett, a 35-year-old Springs man who told police he had been addicted to heroin for two years, was indicted by a grand jury in Riverhead Tuesday on 27 counts of burglary in the second degree, stemming from a series of burglaries in East Hampton, Southampton, and Sag Harbor Village over the last year.
  •     Three arrests made by East Hampton Town and Village police on drunken driving charges in the past few days have two men facing felony charges, while a third is expected to face a felony charge as well.

        Luis A. Refugio, 22, was pulled over early Sunday morning on Three Mile Harbor Road after an officer said he saw him swerving across the lines on the narrow road. Having failed roadside sobriety tests, according to police, he subsequently refused to submit to a breath test at police headquarters.

  •     Michael Russell, who had been arrested by East Hampton Village police earlier this month for allegedly purchasing several pairs of sneakers at Sneakerology, a Main Street shop, on Sept. 2, using others' credit and debit cards without permission, was released from county jail last Thursday, when his attorney withdrew a waiver of his right to be released if not indicted within 120 hours of his arrest.

  •     A Port Jefferson woman who was a no-show on Oct. 22 at East Hampton Town Justice Court after having been charged with driving while intoxicated showed up at the courthouse last Thursday. She had turned herself in to town police.

        Heidi A. Kulp, 44, pleaded guilty to the charge as Justice Lisa R. Rana presided. Ms. Kulp’s attorney, Patrick Kerr, stood by her side as she was sentenced to three years of probation and a fine of $1,000, with the standard court fee of $400 added to the fine.

  • A 35-year-old man who told police he had been addicted to heroin for two years, was arraigned in East Hampton Town Justice Court last Thursday on charges of having burglarized 14 houses in East Hampton.

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