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  •     A Springs man who was charged early Saturday with driving while intoxicated appears likely to be indicted by a grand jury for felony D.W.I.

        Geraldo M. Lligui, 63, was arraigned that morning before East Hampton Justice Lisa Rana, who was also on the bench in April 2011 when he pleaded guilty to misdemeanor drunken driving. She fined him $1,000 at the time.

  •     A dispute between the parents of a 6-month-old baby in a trailer park in Montauk ended early last Thursday morning with both under arrest, the mother for allegedly stabbing the father, who, in turn, was charged with choking the mother. The woman told East Hampton Town police, however, that she was acting in self-defense, according to court records.

  •     Scott Schwartz’s choice for the first production of his first main stage season as Bay Street Theatre’s artistic director augurs well for the goal of returning Bay Street to the cutting edge of America’s regional theater scene.

        “Conviction” by Carey Crim will make its world premiere at Bay Street in 2014 with Mr. Schwartz directing. It is the story of a trusted and honored teacher accused of sexual misconduct with a student.

  •        A pool patio on Cove Hollow Road was given an okay by the East Hampton Town Zoning Board of Appeals on Nov. 19, but an adjoining pool house got an emphatic no. James and Christine Weinberg bought their half-acre property, which contained a 3,800-square-foot house, a 648-square-foot pool, and a 592-square-foot pool house, in 2002. The latter structure pre-existed zoning and was allowed to remain in place. The Weinbergs’ application, which was heard on Oct.

  •        Good fences make good neighbors, wrote the poet Robert Frost — but when the fence is built on a neighbor’s property, not so good, according to the East Hampton Town Zoning Board of Appeals.

  •     Suffolk County District Attorney Thomas Spota has obtained grand jury indictments against three local men following their arrests in recent weeks on felony charges of driving while intoxicated.

        Rody D. Tapia, 39, of Springs, who has a previous D.W.I. conviction within the past 10 years, was charged on Oct. 27 following an accident in his own driveway. He is out on $10,000 bail, awaiting arraignment in the criminal court building in Riverhead on Dec. 11.

  •        East Hampton Town police have made three arrests over the past two weeks, including two charging physically abusive felonies, in separate incidents involving residents of Phoenix House, a drug treatment facility in Wainscott.

  • A homeless man accused of breaking into a house was the subject of an intense manhunt last Thursday night. East Hampton Village police, aided by police dogs and their handlers from Riverhead and a Suffolk police search helicopter.
  • A who’s who of local attorneys, judges, and court personnel gathered Sunday night at Michaels’ restaurant Maidstone in Springs to honor the outgoing East Hampton Justice Catherine A. Cahill, who is retiring after 20 years on the bench
  •        If the East Hampton Town Board votes to approve a new zoning classification for 555 Montauk Highway in Amagansett, it will do so without the approval of the town planning board, judging by its Nov. 20 meeting.

           The controversial action, which would establish a new “senior citizen housing overlay district” for a 23.5-acre parcel of former farmland, was discussed toward the end of a two-hour meeting.

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