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  •     The Babinski farmland on Beach Lane in Wainscott has been worked by members of the same family since colonial times, and the development rights to the 20-acre parcel were sold to the Town of East Hampton and the Peconic Land Trust, but a proposal now before the East Hampton Town Planning Board to build a second barn there has met with opposition.

  •     When is a story not a story? That was the knotted yarn the East Hampton Town Zoning Board of Appeals tried  untangling on Tuesday night.
        North Harbor Realty, a limited liability corporation held in part by the Kalimnios family, longtime Montauk resort and hotel owners, was before the board requesting relief from the town prohibition against third floors for seven condominium units it plans at 374 West Lake Drive in Montauk.

  •     Today marks the 50th anniversary of an event few or many will want to celebrate, depending upon your point of view: the final day of the great northeaster of 1962.

  •     Police responded to a call that a woman was screaming for help near the intersection of Springs-Fireplace Road and Spinner Lane in East Hampton on Feb. 22 at about 1:20 a.m. Town police found what they described as a large house party in progress and were told that there was a fight going on in the backyard.

  • I do not know if you can ever understand loss, no matter how many times you experience it. In most things in life, repeated experience is a teacher, but each time you experience true loss, the circumstances are always unique, so the lessons are limited in use.  
        The second time in my life I experienced loss was in 1963 when I was 7 years old.

  •     The future of the final parcel of undeveloped beachfront property on the dunes that run along Marine Boulevard in Beach Hampton in Amagansett was debated Tuesday night at an East Hampton Town Zoning Board of Appeals meeting.
        The applicants, a local family who own the half-acre property as Pandion L.L.C., had originally started an application process in 2008, but pulled their application in order to assess the impact of new Federal Emergency Management Agency regulations, according to Stephen Latham, their attorney.

  •     On Feb. 19 at about 9:20 p.m., a 2009 Toyota driven by a 17-year-old Ross School student, Gabrielle Ment, was hit head-on by a 2012 Jeep headed the wrong way on Montauk Highway in Sagaponack, according to Southampton Town police. The driver of the Jeep, Renee J. Despins, 68, of Bridgehampton, was arrested and charged with driving while intoxicated. Both cars were totaled.

  •     An East Hampton woman was charged with arson on Feb. 22, following an investigation by town police of a burning car. Nicholas D. Calder of Springs found his 1993 Dodge Charger on fire in his driveway at 1:45 p.m. that day. He put the fire out with the aid of a passing Amagansett volunteer fireman. When police responded, they reported finding fire damage on the driver’s side of the vehicle as well as smoke damage. The Suffolk County Arson Squad was called in.

  • A man who thought a Maserati wasn’t going fast enough decided to teach the other driver a lesson by challenging him to a fight, but it was the aggressor who got the education.
  •     Two friends who drove from Massachusetts to spend a weekend in Montauk ended up spending a night in jail.    “I just needed a rest,” Kimberly L. Lojewski, 34, a resident of Northampton, Mass., said in a phone interview this week. She headed off to Montauk with a friend, Zachary R. Essig, 31, of Hatfield, Mass.