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  • An East Hampton couple were arrested in Hampton Bays yesterday on charges of endangering the welfare of two young children, who police said were left inside a car while couple went shopping at Macy’s.
  •        For the second time in about a year, the owners of a house on Gardiner’s Bay in Amagansett have asked the  East Hampton Town Zoning Board of Appeals to allow them to demolish it and build a larger one. And, for the second time, the Planning Department has taken a vociferous stance against their proposal. At issue are distances from the wetlands on the property and from the dune crest.

  •        Sag Harbor Village police arrested a local 16-year-old on Monday morning and charged him with felony-level grand larceny and burglary, in connection with a wave of burglaries that took place in the village last summer. The teenager is charged with participating in one of those break-ins, on July 27, in which several bottles of liquor were stolen from a village residence, and also with stealing a 2008 GMC pickup truck on July 11.

  •        A Montauk woman who had a prolonged stay in police custody this week is now facing a felony charge of driving while intoxicated.

  • Dump trucks hauling about 600 cubic yards of sand a day may soon be rumbling through Montauk’s otherwise sleepy off-season streets bound for the former East Deck Motel in Ditch Plain, where new owners plan to build a sand dune up to 20 feet high
  •        The East Hampton Town Planning Board held a public hearing on Feb. 5 on the proposed expansion of a retail building on Montauk Highway even though the discussion and the legal notice for the hearing were based on an apparent misunderstanding of what was involved.

  •        A Northwest Woods man, Sydney S. Griffin, 75, was arraigned Monday in East Hampton Justice Court on 29 zoning-related misdemeanor charges. The town claims he has illegally reconfigured his house to create multiple interior units.

           Mr. Griffin adamantly denied the charges on Tuesday, saying they were the result of a misunderstanding with a tenant in 2011.

  • The man accused by East Hampton Town of organizing last summer's version what is called the Barcelona boat party, was fined $2,000 in East Hampton Town Justice Court.
  •        Something good has come out of the frigid weather: Where drunken drivng is concerned, police in East Hampton area jurisdictions have had a deep-freeze couple of weeks.

           In the week just past, there were no alcohol-related arrests at all. In fact, the only arrests made on the roads in the village, the town, and Sag Harbor were for unlicensed driving.

  •     Tom Baker, an East Hampton Town fire marshal, served a notice of violation on the East Hampton Town Justice Court Friday after finding a dead battery on an emergency exit light during his routine annual check of the building. The staff of the court should not feel singled out; Mr. Baker has written his own office up for a violation during an inspection. He said that he felt obligated, when he found the dead light in the office, to write it up.

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