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  •        The East Hampton Village police investigation of two department members who allegedly used a Talmage Lane house without permission of its owner for a romantic tryst on Dec. 30 has resulted in the suspension of a male officer with pay and the dismissal of a female traffic control officer.

           The East Hampton Village Board took action on Friday, making the suspension and dismissal retroactive to Dec. 30.

  • This week’s big snowstorm may have resulted in the death of an elderly Springs man.

    East Hampton Town police said yesterday that a man who had been hired to plow the driveway at 1 Locust Drive found the body of Ralph E. Batalla, 84, at about 7:35 a.m. in the snow just outside the house. Mr. Batalla apparently died the night before, police said.

    The Suffolk Medical Examiner’s Office was called in, and a preliminary investigation attributed death to natural causes. It did not appear “suspicious,” according to the police report. 

  •     Setting up a season is the most important responsibility of a theater’s artistic director. Josh Gladstone, the artistic director of the John Drew Theater at Guild Hall, in conjunction with its board of directors, is halfway home to completing this year’s two-show season.

  •     Today Napeague, tomorrow the world, or at least the East End. That is apparently the mantra of the cousins and entrepreneurs Mark Goldberg and Paul Wayne. The team behind Goldberg’s Famous Bagels, Flagels, and Deli has signed a 10-year lease to open another store, this one on the Napeague stretch in Amagansett, at what is now Espo’s Surf Shop. The new tenants will take occupancy on Feb. 1.

  • The East Hampton Village police investigation of a male officer and a female village traffic control officer who allegedly used a house without the owners permission for a romantic tryst led to the suspension of the officer and dismissal of the T.C.O.
  • A vacant one-story building on the Montauk Highway in East Hampton that once housed antiques shops and a plumbing contractor could become the eastern headquarters of Saunders and Associates if an apparently unprecedented zoning proposal is approved by the town planning board
  •        A Wainscott man who complained during his arraignment on Friday that he had hurt his back sleeping in a holding cell at East Hampton Town Police headquarters the night before was still in jail as of yesterday morning, unable to post $500 bail.

  •       A woman driving east by Town Pond Friday evening watched in disbelief as the car ahead smashed through a No Right Turn sign on the traffic island in front of Guild Hall, knocking down a Do Not Enter sign in the process. She followed the driver, a 20-year-old Southampton man, and called police, who stopped him at 5:43 p.m. on South Ocean Boulevard near Accabonac Road in East Hampton.

  •        A shift in party control in East Hampton Town Hall and the new appointees that come with it can create unique circumstances for the town’s appointed boards to wrestle with, as the zoning board of appeals discovered on Tuesday night.

  •     Seeking to provide a haven for performing artists of all stripes, Josh Gladstone, the artistic director of Guild Hall’s John Drew Theater, along with Jennifer Brondo, the theater’s general manager, is launching an ambitious, yet relatively inexpensive, campaign to provide space, time, and yes, even some money to such artists.

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