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  • 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.
  • One man fell out of a window on the second floor and onto another man at a work site on North Haven.
  • An old barn on the Hedges Farm in Sagaponack went up in flames in the early morning hours on Sunday, making it the second major fire in the village in two weeks. The barn fire is not believed to be suspicious, a fire official said.
  • The driver of a Volkswagen Beetle that slammed into the back of a tractor-trailer on Friday evening was not injured.
  • Suffolk County Crime Stoppers is offering a $5,000 reward for information that leads to the arrest of a man who police said broke into Nichol's restaurant in East Hampton Village and LaFondita in Amagansett over Labor Day weekend and stole about $20,000.
  • Three East Hampton men were rescued from Gardiner’s Bay Monday night after a search that began with a 911 call for help when their rowboat began taking on water.
  • The Chelberg-Battle Post of the American Legion in Sag Harbor celebrated its building’s 60th birthday on Monday night with a party, which included the dedication of a bench to a former member who helped the legion secure a home.

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  • Julianne Moore, an Academy Award-winning actress and best-selling author who owns a house in Montauk, will read from her new children's book, "My Mom Is a Foreigner, but Not to Me," and sign copies for kids and their parents at BookHampton in East Hampton on Saturday.

    Charline Spektor, the owner of the independent bookshop on Main Street, said Ms. Moore's appearance was scheduled last minute. Ms. Moore has done readings at the store before, for books in her "Freckleface Strawberry" series. 

  • White's Apothecary on Main Street in East Hampton will hold a meet-and-greet with Mally Steves Chakola, the creater of a skin-care line called M. Steves, on Saturday afternoon.

    A streamlined collection of anti-aging and skin regenerating solutions, it contains rose-hip seed oil meant to repair past damage and provide an instant glow for a youthful appearance.

    Ms. Chakola's skin-care expertise has been featured in Harper's Bazaar, Haute Living, Style.com, and more. 

    The meet-and-greet will take place from 1 to 4 p.m.

  • More cold-stunned turtles were found dead this week, this time in the Elizabeth A. Morton Wildlife Refuge in Noyac, and another turtle, found alive, is being treated for hypothermia.

    A dead Atlantic green sea turtle was found  along the western shore of Jessup’s Neck in Little Peconic Bay on Tuesday morning, according to Kimberly Durham, the rescue cordinator at the Riverhead Foundaiton for Marine Research and Preservation, which responded. The small turtle weighed only about 5 pounds.

  • As part of a national effort, a Cranksgiving food drive on two wheels will be held in East Hampton on Saturday. Bicyclists will stop at four different grocery stores to purchase non-perishable foods to be donated to the East Hampton Food Pantry, which expects to feed more than 31,000 people in Amagansett, East Hampton, Montauk, Springs, and Wainscott this year.

    Matt Lauer from NBC’s ‘Today Show" and WNBC's Darlene Rodriguez will lead the six-mile ride, accompanied by cameras. 

  • The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation will hold a public hearing on Wednesday in Bridgehampton on a proposed expansion of a mining permit for the Sand Land Corporation, which operates a mine south of the Bridge Golf Club. 

  • U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand is calling for the National Park Service to put Sylvester Manor Educational Farm on Shelter Island on the National Register of Historic Places. 

    Sylvester Manor is a former 17th-century farmstead now being used as a nonprofit organic farm and educational center. 

  • A cold-stunned sea turtle was discovered along a bay beach in Amagansett on Sunday, the first on Long Island found this season.

    The Riverhead Foundation for Marine Research and Preservation received a call on its hotline from David Rattray, the East Hampton Star's editor, about a sea turtle washed up on the Gardiner's Bay beach at about 7:55 a.m., according to Kimberly Durham, its rescue program director.

  • East Hampton High School officials are giving the community a chance to send the East Hampton High School boys soccer team off to the state finals in style. 

  • The community is continuing to rally around two children orphaned when their mother died of cancer late last month.

    Over $10,000 has been raised so far for the care of Colin Rodriguez, 13, and Katalina Rodriguez, 11, both of whom are students at the Springs School. Their mother, Darcy Rodriguez, died on Oct. 30 at the age of 48. They are being fostered by Carla Gagliotti, a longtime friend of Ms. Rodriguez's, in East Hampton. 

  • There is no doubt about the excitement for the East Hampton High School boys soccer team, which captured the Long Island championship on Sunday. With the players heading to the state final four this weekend in Middletown, N.Y., the high school is organzing a bus for spectators, and the community has been invited to go along for the ride.