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  •     The East Hampton Town Zoning Board of Appeals held a busy but brisk session on Tuesday evening at Town Hall with four applications for variances on the agenda, in addition to a discussion about the Wainscott Wombles project on Montauk Highway in Wainscott (covered separately). Only one of the four applications drew opposition at the meeting.

  •     East Hampton Town police received a call at about 10:15 Saturday night from a woman who had run out of her East Hampton house with her daughter after being beaten by her boyfriend, a police report said.
        According to the report, the woman told police through an interpreter that she had been at home when her boyfriend, Domingo Mejia Augustin, 26, of East Hampton returned from work drunk and began arguing with her.

  •     An owner of a Montauk fishing tackle shop who had been arrested on child-sex and pornography charges in November pleaded guilty to reduced charges in Suffolk Criminal Court last Thursday.

  •     Being too young to drink legally didn’t stop a 20-year-old East Hampton man from getting too drunk to drive last Thursday night, according to an East Hampton Town police report.

  •     Denise Schoen of Tarbet, Lester, and Schoen, the attorney for Michael Davis, who owns the Wainscott Wombles property at 411 Montauk Highway in Wainscott, received a two-week extension of time on Tuesday to respond to the Concerned Citizens of Wainscott, as represented by David Eagan, who is challenging a ruling by the town building inspector that a residence on the lot, which has a commercial use, would be legal.

  •    Fred Melamed was 22 in 1978, the first time he played the title role in Anton Chekhov’s “Uncle Vanya,” which he is now reprising in an innovative and daring production directed by Stephen Hamilton at the John Drew Theater at Guild Hall for a limited run next month.
        Mr. Melamed had graduated from Hampshire College the previous summer, where, as a freshman, he’d joined the music department.

  • A raging boat fire in Ditch Plain threatened houses in the area on Friday.
  • Whole Foods Market has signed a short-term lease to rent the former Plitt Ford dealership on Montauk Highway in Wainscott for the summer.
  •     Bill Babinski, a farmer who owns 20 acres of land on Beach Lane in Wainscott, will be able to build the second barn he needs after the East Hampton Town Planning Board okayed his application at an April 4 meeting. The 1,380-square-foot barn, to be erected next to one already standing, is a little less than half its size.
        A neighboring couple, Tom and Shelly Gilbert, expressed strong opposition to the application at a hearing on March 7, saying that the new barn would obliterate their ocean view if it were sited as proposed.

  • Sean Combs, the entertainment and fashion impresario who is widely known as Diddy, had an unwelcome repeat visitor on the weekend of April 1.