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  •     Eileen Hickey-Hulme of East Hampton and New York had an unexpected cold-water dip in the dark before dawn on Monday. According to a police report, Ms. Hickey-Hulme, an artist, was rescued from a sinking boat moored at Gardiner’s Marina at about 4 a.m. that day.
        East Hampton Town police officers, responding to a 911 emergency call, were flagged down by Paul Lester of East Hampton as they entered the marina. Mr. Lester had fallen into the water as he tried to escape the sinking craft, police said, and was soaking wet.

  •    What’s in a face?
       The answer, one finds after a walk through the colorful, compact, but powerful exhibit at the Suffolk County Historical Society in Riverhead, is the ability to define one’s self-image, both as an individual and as a people. “Hidden and Forbidden: Art and Objects of Intolerance; Evolving Depictions of Blacks in America” will be on display through June 1.

  • The Beach House, Montauk’s season-old seasonal resort, appeared to have weathered a storm at an East Hampton Town Zoning Board of Appeals hearing on Tuesday night.
  •     An East Hampton Town police officer was headed west on rain-slickened Amagansett Main Street at about 8 p.m. on Jan. 28 when he saw an eastbound car turn onto Atlantic Avenue, followed by the sound of a crash.

  •     Ice, snow, and prancing deer led to a number of accidents on the roads last week, according to reports released by East Hampton Town police.
        Ryan Balnis of East Hampton told police he struck a deer while driving on Springs-Fireplace Road on the night of Jan. 25. The collision caused damage across the car’s front end, but Mr. Balnis was not hurt.

  • Village’s Galeano and town’s Giles are lauded for work on sex abuse cases.
  • Man charged with assault on a police officer
  • Mike Russell, 22, a former East Hampton High School star athlete was arrested in Worcester, Mass., early Monday after allegedly taking part in a home invasion.
  •     Is a new house to be built on Cranberry Hole Road in Amagansett closer to wetlands than the one already on the property? And would the new house be a minor enlargement or a major one? Those are the questions the East Hampton Town Zoning Board of Appeals wrestled with Tuesday as it considered Michael Patrick and Carol Sedwick’s application for several variances to tear down their 2,054-square-foot house and replace it with a larger one.

  •     An 11-mile, O.J. Simpson-style pursuit of a BMW led to the arrest of a Southampton man at a little after 2 a.m. on Sunday. East Hampton Village police first spotted the car, with its headlights off, on Main Street, and finally ran it down near the Route 27 overlook in Hither Hills.

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  • While many drivers in East Hampton Town have been angered by the recent blight of large potholes along Montauk Highway from Napeague to the Lighthouse, that have been destroying tires and tire rims, they have nothing on the sinkhole that opened up on Montauk Main Street Monday morning.

  • If you've been trying to open a page on East Hampton Town's website this week, and have been unsuccessful, it is not because you have lost your Internet connection, nor is the town's website down.

    Previously, HamptonsOnline hosted the town's domain name, but several months ago the company announced that it would stop hosting domains at the beginning of this month, according to Bob Pease, the town's information technology administrator.

  • 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.