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  •     Was the driveway asphalt, or was it gravel, or was it gravel-covered oil? And is gravel-covered oil the same as asphalt?
        Those were the questions of the day at the East Hampton Town Zoning Board of Appeals hearing on March 26. The driveway in question is part of a sprawling 186,000-square-foot property at 2118 Montauk Highway on Napeague owned by Lawrence Weiss.

  •     A Mercury seen weaving along Montauk Highway in Wainscott early on Easter Sunday led to a circuitous trip to the county jail for a Springs man, who now faces three felony charges and probable deportation.
        A Montauk resident who was headed west on the highway called 911 a little after 1 a.m., saying that a white car had been swerving dangerously in and out of its lane and had just pulled into the Hess gas station. The caller, whose name was not released, followed the car into the station and waited for the police.

  •     On the cool morning of March 25, East Hampton Village Police Chief Gerard Larsen was sitting in his unmarked car in the Main Beach parking lot, sipping a cup of hot coffee, when a gold Mercedes-Benz rolled up next to him.
        The Mercedes driver lowered his window, and the chief did likewise.
        “I thought he wanted directions,” Chief Larsen said Tuesday. Instead, the man asked the chief if he smoked grass.

  •    Spring is literally springing through the air for the Springs Community Theater, as its actors soar above the stage during rehearsal at Guild Hall for a new production of the ever-popular 1954 musical version of the J.M. Barrie classic, “Peter Pan.”
        “It was a dream of hers. She always wanted to do it,” Barbara Mattson, the producer, said of her long-time friend, and co-driving force behind the company, Jayne Freedman.

  • An employee carrying much of the holiday weekend’s cash in a bank-drop bag was robbed at gunpoint by another man Saturday night in the parking lot behind the IGA on North Main Street in East Hampton.
  • The late John Judge's friends gathered together Monday night, calling for a stiff penalty on Edward Orr, who plead guilty to being the driver in the hit-and-run accident that killed him in October.
  •     The fate of the last parcel of undivided farmland in the Wainscott corridor, once part of two farms owned by the Hedges and the Osborne families, came before the East Hampton Town Planning Board on March 20.
        The land, almost 40 acres at 55 Wainscott Hollow Road once owned by Ronald Lauder, is owned now by a limited liability company with the address as its name.

  • An informal exploratory committee has been investigating the possibility of bringing paid emergency medical technicians to East Hampton Town.
  • Northwest Woods rehab center makes a pitch it functions as a family
  •     After Sunday’s St. Patrick’s Day parade in Montauk, a somber, much more sober, and smaller parade took place Monday morning in East Hampton Town Justice Court, when three men and a woman arrested in Montauk after the parade ended were arraigned on charges of driving while intoxicated. All the arrests occurred within a four-hour time span.

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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.