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  • Fire departments from across Suffolk received invaluable experience from the April brush fires in Manorville and Ridge.
  •     The Surf Lodge, Montauk’s hot summer spot, will be mellowing down a bit this summer with a new ownership group, Montauk Properties L.L.C., it was announced Monday. The new team will still feature Jayma Cardoso as its day-to-day manager and public face, but Rob McKinley, Jamie Mulholland, and Steve Kamali, other former owners, are out of the picture, according to Montauk Properties.

  •     The East Hampton Town Zoning Board of Appeals debated two controversial applications Tuesday night, making a decision on one and tabling the other for a week.
        The first involved three and a third acres on Napeague, between Montauk Highway and the beach, where the owners, Mindy Nam and Mark Dehnert, have asked for a natural resources permit for a 2,000-square-foot lawn, a 6,050-square-foot tennis court, a 640-square-foot pavilion, a 100-square-foot shed, along with 831 square feet of deck and parking. The sticking point was the lawn.

  •     A local man wound up in handcuffs on Friday after a violent confrontation on an East Hampton Town road with a 22-year-old Sag Harbor woman.
        According to town police, Kassandra Schellinger, a nursing school student, was driving home from school on Friday in her 2005 Jeep, northbound on Route 114 near Hardscrabble Close, when she noticed she was being tailgated by a red Dodge pickup truck. As she entered a 30-mile-per-hour zone she slowed down.

  •     An East Hampton man was taken by helicopter to Stony Brook University Medical Center early Saturday morning after his car rolled over and smashed into a utility pole. Juan Velasquez, 28, had been heading east on Montauk Highway in a 1997 Ford. The accident occurred as he tried to make a sharp turn onto Skimhampton Road at about 5 a.m., according to an East Hampton Town Police report.

  •    I couldn’t sing, but that didn’t stop me from being a lead singer.  

  • The Surf Lodge, Montauk’s hot summer spot, will be mellowing down a bit this summer with a new ownership group, Montauk Properties L.L.C.
  • The number of arrests rose significantly in 2011 in East Hampton Town, according to an annual report released by the East Hampton Town Police Department.
  • A basement foundation is triggering a public hearing before the East Hampton Town Planning Board for the Montauk Beach House.
  •     In the second of two challenges the East Hampton Town Zoning Board of Appeals heard Tuesday to recent rulings by the town’s senior building inspector, Tom Preiato, a group of Amagansett neighbors took on his decision to reinstate a building permit that he himself had rescinded for construction of a woodworking shop on Abraham’s Path.