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  • When Ben and Bonnie Krupinski died in a plane crash last month, along with their grandson and the pilot, East Hampton mourned the passing of a couple who had been so generous to the community. Their sudden loss shocked employees at Mr. Krupinski’s many enterprises and they were determined to carry on his legacy.
  • The Suffolk County district attorney’s driving-while-intoxicated task force put a crimp in the Fourth of July festivities for six men, five of whom police said were driving drunk in the early morning hours on Wednesday. Ten officers from eight police agencies, including the East Hampton Town Police Department, made six drunken driving arrests that day, according to Chief Michael Sarlo.
  • A 27-year-old Southampton man was charged on Friday with felony possession of marijuana and four misdemeanors after East Hampton Town police spotted contraband in the back seat of his car during a traffic stop.
  • Christian Bermeo’s family questioned how a driver involved in a fatal accident could leave the scene without any repercussions.
  • Christian Bermeo, 28, of East Hampton died in an accident involving two other vehicles on Springs-Fireplace Road Sunday evening.
  • Legislation granting state recognition to the Montaukett Indian Tribe has passed the New York State Senate and Assembly, Senator Kenneth LaValle and Assemblyman Fred W. Thiele Jr. announced Tuesday.
  • After stopping a Montauk driver on suspicion of drunkenness, East Hampton Town police ended up on June 20 arresting two passengers instead.
  • Alcohol is the leading contributing factor in recreational boating deaths and a major contributor to accidents, the sheriff’s office said. Patrols will focus on educating boaters on safe boating practices and enforcing B.W.I. laws.
  • A drunken driver with a suspended license drove his van into the back of a vehicle that was stopped on the shoulder of Route 114 in East Hampton at about 9:55 p.m. on June 26, according to East Hampton Town police.
  • A man arrested last month in connection with a Southampton hit-and-run accident in April that left a delivery driver dead has been indicted, Suffolk County District Attorney Timothy D. Sini said on Thursday.

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