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  • The zoning board voted 4-0 on Tuesday to uphold a determination by the town’s chief principal building inspector, Ann Glennon, that Paddle Diva, which operates out of the Shagwong Marina on Three Mile Harbor, had expanded the marina’s use beyond what is allowed under town code.
  • Sag Harbor police received a call Friday night reporting a white utility van with ladders on its roof driving erratically on Main Street
  • The driver of a Ford pickup truck struck the vehicle Dick Cavett and his wife, Martha Rogers, were riding in late Wednesday afternoon, sending it into the woods off Montauk Highway. Mr. Cavett was not hurt, but his wife was taken to the hospital with multiple lacerations on her head and face.
  • A 911 call in which a neighbor complained that a deer was being kept in a backyard as a pet took East Hampton Town police, and then code enforcement officers, to 7 Cedar Street in Springs on Oct. 11 and led to 17 charges against the owner of the house, Angel Otavalo.

  • Is it a bluff or is it not? The East Hampton Town Zoning Board of Appeals will attempt to answer that question over the next few weeks.
  • There may be changes afoot for the East Hampton Town Zoning Board of Appeals. During a prolonged discussion on Oct. 11, the board wrestled with implementing rules that have been in effect since 1989, but have not been followed.
  • A 1997 Chevrolet Suburban headed toward Two Mile Hollow Beach Friday afternoon crashed into a parked 2014 Chevrolet pickup truck with enough force to propel it three spaces over.
  • After a 911 call in which a neighbor complained that a deer was being kept in a backyard as a pet, the owner of the house was charged with illegally adding four bedrooms, including two in the basement, and with several other code violations.
  • Marc Rowan, the private equities investor who over the past few years bought Duryea’s Dock and a number of other Montauk properties near Fort Pond Bay, has plans in the works for a major overhaul of the complex of cottages next to the Montauket.
  • Motor vehicle accidents led to four driving while intoxicated arrests by local police last week, while a county campaign against drunken driving netted two arrests overnight Saturday. All but one of those arrested were charged with misdemeanors.

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  • The Stephen Talkhouse, a popular nightspot on Main Street in Amagansett, will be the site of a three-hour fund-raiser on March 19 for Jordan Johnson, a former East Hampton High School student who is in a rehabilitation facility in Manhattan as the result of an apparent drug overdose on Jan. 29.

  • The East Hampton Town Zoning Board of Appeals meeting scheduled for Tuesday night has been canceled. The four public hearings concerning applications for variances that were to take place will be held, instead, in March. The new date will be published Monday.

  • St. Therese of Lisieux Catholic Church celebrated the Feast of Our Lady of Cisne, the Patroness of Ecuador, with its Spanish-speaking parishioners this weekend.
  • The four-acre-plus beachfront site at Ditch Plain in Montauk will be the subject of public hearings before the East Hampton Town Planning and Zoning Boards on Tuesday and Wednesday nights.
  • The New York State Department of Labor's web site, through which the unemployed claim weekly benefits, crashed over the weekend, leaving people unable to file for weekly benefits since then.
  • A vigil calling for a full police investigation into the death of Lilia Aucapina will be held Tuesday at Southampton Town Hall.
  • While many drivers in East Hampton Town have been angered by the recent blight of large potholes along Montauk Highway from Napeague to the Lighthouse, that have been destroying tires and tire rims, they have nothing on the sinkhole that opened up on Montauk Main Street Monday morning.

  • If you've been trying to open a page on East Hampton Town's website this week, and have been unsuccessful, it is not because you have lost your Internet connection, nor is the town's website down.

    Previously, HamptonsOnline hosted the town's domain name, but several months ago the company announced that it would stop hosting domains at the beginning of this month, according to Bob Pease, the town's information technology administrator.

  • Southampton Town police have asked the public to assist them in an investigation of a "hide-a-key" thief possibly responsible for a series of burglaries.

    According to a release from Detective Sgt. Lisa A. Costa, a man drove up to a Water Mill house on Friday and lifted the doormat at the front door, searching for a key. The statement does not indicate whether the man entered the house.

  • A Long Island Rail Road train headed for Montauk is being held up in Amityville after it struck and killed a man on the tracks on Saturday afternoon.

    As police investigated, between 110 and 150 passengers were stuck on the eastbound train, which left Jamaica at 12:10 p.m. The accident occurred at about 12:45 p.m. The train was due in Montauk at 3 p.m.

    Trains were delayed in both directions. Though service was expected to be restored soon, trains will be bypassing the Amityville station during the investigation.