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  • Montauk Highway in front of the downtown green will be closed for the festival from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday. Expanded closures are expected during the parade.
  • A new green space in which to sit, enjoy lunch, and watch the boats come and go will grace Sag Harbor next summer if a recently revitalized project maintains momentum.

  • Drivers have smoother roads to look forward to, but they should expect some delays when the state implements lane shifting later this month for its project to repave 15 miles of Montauk Highway between East Hampton and Montauk.

    The $13.8 million New York State Department of Transportation project to repair the road between Route 114 in East Hampton and South Etna Avenue in Montauk is already under way, with drainage systems being cleaned and repaired. Resurfacing the distressed pavement with new asphalt and fresh pavement markings will begin the week of Oct. 20.

  • Update: East Hampton Town police identified Valon Shoshi, a 28-year-old living in Springs, as the armed man they took into custody earlier on Friday after a three-hour search.
  • Two girls and one of their mothers were injured Friday morning after the small car they were riding in was apparently struck by a flat-bed truck.
  • The fire probably began after a large tree branch fell on a primary electrical wire, taking it down. Power lines ran about 10 feet from the barn.
  • Two East Hampton men were arraigned in East Hampton Justice Court recently after alleged acts of domestic violence, despite orders of protection against them.

    Jaime O. Uzhca, 28, was arrested at about 11 p.m. on Sept. 22, according to East Hampton Town police, after pulling Carmen Yamba-Tenezaca’s hair and kicking her on her leg, abdomen, and upper arms, at their house on Harrison Avenue in Springs. Justice Lisa R. Rana had granted the woman an order of protection against him in July 2013, good for two years.

  • Police are investigating whether break-ins at two firehouses last week were related.

    Sag Harbor Fire Department Chief James Frazier reported a burglary at the headquarters on Brick Kiln Road in Sag Harbor Village on the afternoon of Sept. 23. Village police said someone broke into the change machines in the recreation room, taking an unknown amount of money, and also stole about $15 from a donation jar. The burglary occurred between 9 p.m. on Sept. 22 and 1 p.m. on Sept. 23, police said.

  • The 2015 budget for the John Jermain Memorial Library in Sag Harbor was passed overwhelmingly on Monday.

    In a 198-to-32 vote, residents of the Sag Harbor School District said yes to the approximately $2.4 million budget, which includes a 5.8-percent increase from the current budget, or a $128,723 increase over all. Taxpayers can expect about a $12 rise in their tax bills.

  • Police charged Keriam Beauford, 27, of Amityville with four felonies a month and a half after they said he pistol-whipped a Bridgehampton man and stole electronics and drugs from the house.

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  • East Hampton Town police prioritized their sex offender monitoring on Halloween eve, but the department is warning parents and children to use vigilance on the holiday, nonetheless. 

    "The initiative consists of several detectives that are conducting intensified supervision of registered sex offenders. Police are visiting the homes of those offenders and conducting random surveillance to ensure compliance with state and local laws," Capt. Chris Anderson said on Friday.

    The extra monitoring will continue through Halloween.

  • Wednesday marks the second anniversary of Superstorm Sandy's touchdown in the metropolitan area, and the governor has called for a moment of silence in memory of those who lost their lives during the storm.

    Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo also directed that flags on state government buildings be flown at half-staff to honor the 61 people who died.

  • If you've thought about giving up cigarettes, but are having a hard time, this program may be for you.

  • The Montauk Rugby Football Club will dedicate its match on Saturday to Ron Jensen, a former player who died unexpectedly on Tuesday at the age of 44. 

    Rich Brierley, the assistant coach, said the club will remember Mr. Jensen during its game with the New York Rugby Club, with whom it is tied, in East Hampton's Herrick Park at 1 p.m. "I know a lot of alumni are making a special trip," Mr. Brierley said. 

  • The Montauk Fire Department's 75th anniversary parade may have been rained out earlier this month, but that hasn't dampened the celebration. Montauk Fire Chief Joe Lenahan announced this week that the parade has been rescheduled for next month.

    The parade will be held on Nov. 29 at 11 a.m. Craig Tuthill, a 60-year member of the fire department, will serve as the grand marshal of the parade, leading it from Kirk Park to the Hank Zebrowski Memorial Ball Park. "Bring your family and support our hometown heroes on this monumental occassion," the chief wrote. 

  • November has been declared Automated External Defibrillator Awareness Month in the Town of East Hampton.

    As part of a campaign to raise awareness about the importance of A.E.D.s, which are used in cases of cardiac arrest, the East Hampton Healthcare Foundation has plans to spread the word about where the devices are located. Town Supervisor Larry Cantwell issued a proclamation during a town board work session on Tuesday.

  • Ghosts and goblins, not to mention princesses and Spider-Men, have plenty of places to go in the coming week. With All Hallows’ Eve falling on a Friday this year.
  • The Amagansett Fire Department held its annual inspection dinner earlier this month at Devon Yacht Club in Amagansett to recognize outstanding and longtime members. 

    Three members were honored for having a combined 150 years of service between them. Carmine DiSunno, Joe Hren Jr., and David DiSunno each have 50 years in the fire department. 

    Amagansett Fire Chief Dwayne Denton and Judy Bennett, who each have served the department for 25 years, were also given an award. 

  • Thanks to the rain on Saturday, the Animal Rescue Fund of the Hamptons moved its annual dog walk to Sunday, but that didn't make it any less successful. 

    ARF Hamptons raised more than $60,000 at the 21st annual Stroll to the Sea dog walk, according to Jamie Berger, the group's director of marketing and communications. "It was one of our best," she said, adding that they are still tallying the number of entries in the two-mile walk from Mulford Farm on James Lane in East Hampton Village to Main Beach and back.