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  • 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.
  • 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.

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    Navigating the roads after a snowstorm can be difficult, especially with road shoulders filled with snow. Despite lifting a travel ban earlier on Wednesday, East Hampton police have been urging motorists to stay off the roads so that highway crews can clear them. Less traffic not only makes it easier for plows to get through, but also emergency vehicles. 

  • As much as you want the street cleared and your driveway plowed, you should also be mindful of fire hydrants that are likely buried under the snow, fire chiefs cautioned on Wednesday. 

    While most fire departments are trying to organize firefighters to go out and uncover the hydrants, they need the community's help. It may be extra work, but if there is a fire on your block, you'll be glad you dug a path to the hydrant so firefighters can connect hoses without delay.

  • A few days behind schedule due to the blizzard, the Ladies Village Improvement Society of East Hampton's annual Blow Out Sale will start on Thursday. 

    All clothing, including women's, men's and children's coats, hats, and boots will be marked down to $1 when the L.V.I.S. opens its doors at 10 a.m. Books will continue to be 50 percent off unless otherwise marked. 

    The sale will continue through Saturday. The thrift stores will then close for the month of February.

  • The blizzard didn't stop emergency workers from responding to calls, including volunteers in the fire departments and ambulance agencies throughout the South Fork. 

    Since 4 p.m. on Monday, there were 12 chiefs' investigations for alarms going off, and three calls for emergency medical services in the Town of East Hampton, which includes Sag Harbor. The Bridgehampton Fire Department, whose coverage area extends from Wainscott to Water Mill, had six chiefs' investigations and two E.M.S. calls. 

  • While most of East Hampton kept its power on overnight, power outages remain a possibility as the snow continues to fall on Tuesday. PSEG Long Island said Monday it had amply prepared for the high winds and blizzard conditions forecasted. PSEG brought in an additional 400 personnel from utilities elsewhere in the country, and it has performed system checks on critical equiment. However, in the event of power outages, PSEG recommends the following:

  • A seal that was found in Montauk two months ago is headed back to the ocean.

  • Representative Lee Zeldin took office earlier this month, and last week he opened the doors to his district and Washington, D.C., offices. 

    Mr. Zeldin, a Republican and major in the Army Reserves from Shirley who ousted six-term Democratic Congressman Tim Bishop in November, set up a primary district office in Patchogue. It is at 31 Oak Street, Suite 20. Constituents in New York's First Congressional District can reach him at 289-1097.

  • After a man taking a morning walk in East Hampton on New Year's Day was attacked by a pair of pit bulls, an animal behaviorist offers advice about what to do if you find yourself in a similar situation.
  • A Bridgehampton-born baseball player will play another major league season. A.J. Pierzynski, a catcher, was signed to a one-year deal with the Atlanta Braves, the Associated Press reported on Monday. The deal is pending a physical exam. 

  • Among the thousands who attended the funeral of New York City Police Officer Wenjian Liu on Sunday in Brooklyn were 19 police officers from East Hampton.

    Seventeen officers from the East Hampton Town Police Department and two from the East Hampton Village Police Department saluted Officer Liu, who was gunned down with his partner, Officer Rafael Ramos, in Brooklyn last month.