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  • Iona Costello, 51, and Emily Costello, 14, were found safe in New York City on Monday morning, about three weeks after family members had last heard from them.
  • A dump truck fire on Sunrise Highway in the Westhampton area has closed the highway to all eastbound traffic.
  • Emily Costello, a 14-year-old Ross School student, and her mother, Iona Costello, were reported missing on Tuesday. Their family hasn't heard from them since March 30.
  • The Suffolk County Water Authority hit an abandoned gas line, causing a gas leak while working on Toilsome Lane in East Hampton Village on Thursday morning.
  • Supporters of the Breakwater Yacht Club packed the meeting room at Sag Harbor Village Hall and spilled out onto the stairs Tuesday night to press the board on why the community sailing center’s lease was not being renewed.
  • A brush fire that broke out in Water Mill on Monday burned over three and a half acres and came close to a house before firefighters were able to extinguish it.

    Bridgehampton Fire Chief Gary Horsburgh said Tuesday that a man was out in an open field behind 153 Little Noyac Path with a lawn mower when the fire began at about 11:35 a.m. “He must have hit a rock and sparked the fire,” Chief Horsburgh said. “It really went up fast.”

  • An East Hampton woman is facing charges after she was injured in Sag Harbor early Sunday morning in a serious car accident.

    Sag Harbor Village police said they responded at about 2:20 a.m. to  crash on Hampton Street and found a severely damaged 2007 Cadillac. Laura E. MacPherson, 28, was behind the wheel and conscious, police said, but had to be extricated from the car by the Sag Harbor Fire Department’s heavy rescue squad.

    A helicopter flew her to Stony Brook University Hospital with unspecified injuries. She was released on Tuesday.

  • Firefighters are battling a large brush fire that broke out in an open field off of Little Noyac Path in Water Mill on Monday morning.
  • The house, built in 1824 and transformed in 1840 into one of the state’s finest examples of Greek Revival architecture, is in the early stages of a $6 million restoration project being undertaken by the Bridgehampton Museum with help from Southampton Town and New York State.
  • After a winter hiatus, a $13.8 million project to repave and repair 15 miles of Montauk Highway between East Hampton and Montauk is under way again.

    The New York State Department of Transportation’s project, stretching between Buell Lane in East Hampton and South Etna Avenue in Montauk, started up again this week. In the fall, state contractors had repaved some of the worst sections between East Hampton and Amagansett, with the exception of both downtown areas. They are now working west to east on the remaining sections ane expect the project to be complete by May.

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