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  •     An East Hampton man was charged on May 12 with raping a girl under the age of 15 whom he met online, the second such case here within the last two months.
        After a brief scuffle, East Hampton Town police arrested Enrique Monge-Pucha, 22. He was charged with two felonies, the most serious being rape, as well as two misdemeanors.

  •     East Hampton Town police will be cracking down on drunken driving this holiday weekend and throughout the summer by joining forces with police departments across the East End in a program announced yesterday by Suffolk County District Attorney Thomas J. Spota’s office.
        The program, called NiteCAP, or Nighttime Concentrated Alcohol Patrol, will deploy selected combined units from across the East End on a rolling basis, with the goal of increasing the numbers of D.W.I. arrests town by town.

  • The comedian Jerry Seinfeld is planning to install powerful, state-of-the-art solar panel system to power his residential complex on Further Lane.
  •     A fence war broke out during the East Hampton Town Planning Board’s May 9 meeting, pitting the owner of the Amagansett I.G.A., also called Cirillo’s Market,  against a long-vacant building and parking lot next door.
        Fran Cirillo, the market’s owner, is expanding it, on both the east and west sides of the building, by about 5,000 square feet, to over 20,000 square feet. She received site-plan approval from the board last August.

  • Following a heated exchange at an East Hampton Town Board work session Tuesday over a controversial proposal to deal with large crowds gathering outside at restaurants or bars, Councilwoman Theresa Quigley, who offered the legislation, challenged the two Democrats on the board to produce a proposal of their own to address the problem.
  • The $35,000 that the East Hampton Town Board’s Republican majority agreed to accept for a portion of a town-owned alleyway that bisects the old Ronjo motel in Montauk has been confirmed by an independent appraiser.
  • East Hampton Town is on the verge of approving a control facility at the town airport, despite questions about rising cost.
  •     Driving with a flat tire after leaving the scene of an accident landed a Springs man in jail, according to East Hampton Town police.

  • New owners of the Montauk hot spot have agreed to a record-setting fine to cover 100 citations for violations of East Hampton Town Code; the remaining 500-plus citations are to be dropped.
  •     The Surf Lodge, the popular Montauk club that has been before the East Hampton Town Justice Court and Zoning Board of Appeals on numerous occasions in the last year, can keep its portable dry bar on the patio.

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