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  • A dispute between two men at a Maidstone Park beach barbecue Saturday night ended with an East Hampton Town Trustee, Nathaniel H. Miller, in handcuffs, charged by town police with choking the other man.

    According to a witness, Mr. Miller and Clint Bennett, a town employee, were in a heated argument at about 7:30 Saturday evening. Mr. Bennett said, “Do something about it,” the witness reported, at which time Mr. Miller, according to the police report, used both arms to put him in a headlock. When he was released, Mr. Bennett reportedly said he felt faint.

  • A Southampton man charged with drunken driving on May 2 after his car struck and killed a bicyclist on County Road 39 has been indicted by a grand jury on multiple felony charges, including manslaughter. Jesse Werner Steudte, 21, pleaded not guilty to the new charges at his arraignment Tuesday in the Central Islip courtroom of acting Supreme Court Justice Fernando Camacho.

  • A Springs man who told East Hampton Town Justice Lisa Rana during his arraignment Sunday morning that he had forgotten his previous court date has been in the county jail since then, unable to raise bail.

  • An East Hampton man who pleaded guilty to a felony drunken-driving charge in County Criminal Court, Riverside, on June 30, was arrested on the same charge nine days later.

    Gerardo M. Lligui’s probation officer was waiting at his house on West Drive to interview him when he returned from his job. As Mr. Lligui got out of his car he reportedly told the officer, “I know my license is suspended, but I can’t walk from Noyac.”

  • The East Hampton Town Planning Board weighed in at a meeting on July 9 on proposed town legislation that would set restrictions on formula or chain stores. The measure received a mixed reception, and the planners ultimately voted to recommend the legislation be approved by a vote of 4 to 3. The town board will hold a public hearing on the measure at 6:30 tonight at Town Hall.

  • A dispute between two men at a barbecue at Maidstone Park beach Saturday night ended with an East Hampton Town trustee, Nathaniel H. Miller, in handcuffs, charged by town police with obstructing the breathing of the other man.
  • A Turkish couple living in Riverhead appeared to have made up the threats in an attempt to ensnare a third person with whom they had a dispute. Emails indicated the attack would be during the month of Ramadan, which began on June 28.
  • The owner of a Montauk taxi company was charged with felony assault Saturday night after he allegedly used an electric stun gun on a potential fare. According to the alleged victim, John Bolaris, and his fiancée, Erica Smitheman, Mark A. Ripolone, 26, who owns Ditch Plains Taxi, was stopped outside the Gig Shack at a little before midnight, when the streets of downtown Montauk were filled with post-fireworks revelers. Mr. Bolaris and his fiancée had just left the restaurant.
  • The East Hampton Town Zoning Board of Appeals on Tuesday unanimously approved the variances needed to allow Temple Adas Israel of Sag Harbor to expand its cemetery on Route 114, just south of the East Hampton Town-Sag Harbor Village border, onto land it bought in 2011. Entrance to the new part of the cemetery is via a road under town trustee control, and the panel had already agreed to its use.

  • A bicyclist, Steven Ramirez, 26, of Philadelphia, was taken to Southampton Hospital last Thursday afternoon after being hit by a car on Route 114 near Goodfriend Drive in East Hampton. The driver, James M. Bayrami, 25, of Sag Harbor, who was arrested after the accident and charged with driving while impaired by drugs, was to be brought back to East Hampton Town Justice Court today after being taken to the county jail in Riverside, unable to make bail.