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  • The owner of three properties at Ditch Plain in Montauk has been before the East Hampton Town Zoning Board on consecutive weeks, seeking variances for construction at two of the sites.

    Sean MacPherson, a New York boutique-hotel developer, bought the house on Miller Avenue where he still lives in 2007, according to Tyler Borsack of the Town Planning Department. It is a small house, at 864 square feet, on a 37,081-square-foot parcel.

  • Relative calm returned to local roads after a Memorial Day week that saw 15 arrests on charges of drunken or drugged driving. East Hampton Town police have since made only two such arrests; village police, just one.

    Police stopped the driver of a 2002 BMW on Three Mile Harbor Road in East Hampton early Tuesday morning for failing to dim her headlights and wound up charging her with driving while intoxicated after administering roadside sobriety tests.

  • A Springs man who was standing in the middle of the Main Street-Jermain Avenue intersection in Sag Harbor Monday night, punching the hoods of cars stopped at the traffic light there with his bare fists, faces two felony charges of criminal mischief.

    Sag Harbor Village police said Adam P. Kopoulos, 24, who was reportedly intoxicated, caused thousands of dollars’ worth of damage. It took both police officers on duty that evening to subdue him after a caller told a dispatcher what was happening.

  • East Hampton Town police have identified a woman found dead in her car in Montauk on Monday as Nikole Doering, 37, of Coram. Her family had reported her missing the day before.

    Det. Sgt. Greg Schaefer said yesterday that police were investigating the cause of death, but that it did not appear suspicious.

  • Nikole Doering, a Coram resident, was reported missing one day before her body was found.
  • Police are investigating the cause of death of a woman found in a parked car at a bluff-top Montauk parking lot yesterday.
  • To be a vital regional theater in America, the person in charge must be willing to take chances, to mine the theatrical landscape for new works he or she believes in. Scott Schwartz, the new artistic director at the Bay Street Theatre, has done just that, and has come up with a diamond in the rough in “Conviction,” a play by Carey Crim, with Mr. Schwartz directing. It received its world premiere on Saturday night.

  • A landscaper working on a Montauk property was airlifted to Stony Brook University Hospital today in serious condition after the large riding mower he was operating flipped over and landed on top of him.
  • An 11-year-old from Brooklyn was found dead at the bottom of a swimming pool on Route 114 in East Hampton Sunday afternoon, police said.
  • Jason Lee, the former Goldman-Sachs managing director who was arrested last summer in East Hampton on charges that he raped a 20-year-old Irish student, was ordered Friday by New York Supreme Court Justice Barbara R. Kahn to refrain from any further contact with the woman, including through third parties.