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  •     For the second time in three years, Quincy Davis, a Montauk native, was the women’s winner at the Corona Extra Pro Surf Circuit contest in Rincon, Puerto Rico.

  • Quincy Davis won the top prize at the Corona Extra Pro Surf Circuit in Rincon, Puerto Rico, over the weekend.
  • Fire chief reports minor injuries after three cars are involved in an accident on Friday afternoon.
  • David E. Eagan, an East Hampton attorney, was arraigned on Feb. 28 on a charge of criminal tax fraud in East Hampton Justice Court. A state auditor said he failed to file New York State income tax returns in 2010.
  • Two men allegedly stole copper gutters from an Amagansett house, and were taken into custody after a traffic stop on Wednesday morning.
  • After several contentious months, the embattled treasurer of the Bridgehampton Fire District has filed a $40 million suit in federal court against the district, its commissioners, and the former chairman of the board
  •        In their first house fire of 2014, Montauk firefighters put a quick stop Tuesday evening to a blaze that was rapidly spreading.

           Montauk Fire Department Chief Joe Lenahan and the department’s first and second assistant chiefs, Dutch Riege and Vinny Franzone, were hosting an East Hampton Town Chiefs Association meeting at their firehouse when the alarm sounded at 7:13 p.m. for a fire in a basement at 8 Adams Drive, in the Mirror Development.

  •        The girlfriend of Justin T. Bennett, a Springs man who was arrested in October after a string of burglaries in 2013, has also been charged in connection with the case.

           Erin Reiser, 32, of North Haven, is facing six charges related to alleged stolen property found in her 2003 Toyota Corolla during a traffic stop in East Hampton that led to Mr. Bennett’s arrest on Oct. 24. Ms. Reiser was in the car when Mr. Bennett was pulled over, East Hampton Town Police Capt. Chris Anderson said yesterday.

  •        Two people have been arrested in connection with the armed robbery of the Corner Closet in Sag Harbor Village three and a half months ago.

           Sag Harbor Village Police Detective Jeff Proctor said on Tuesday that federal authorities have two people in custody in connection with the incident. He said the United States Attorney’s office is handling the investigation since the village case was linked to other robberies on the East Coast.

  • The Amagansett Fire Department responded to two instances of smoke-filled houses, but no one was hurt in either case.

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  • Another demonstration to protest a proposed Bridgehampton CVS pharmacy at the intersection of Main Street and the Bridgehampton-Sag Harbor Turnpike will be held at that corner on Saturday at 10 a.m.

  • A march will be held Thursday at 10 a.m. to protest plans for a CVS pharmacy on a busy corner in downtown Bridgehampton.

    Carey Millard, a former co-chair of the Bridgehampton Citizens Advisory Committee, organized the demonstration to show "how very unhappy we are," she said of the proposal, which calls for a two-story CVS at the foot of Main Street, totaling about 9,000 square feet of retail space, plus a 4,400-square-foot basement for storage.

  • A rotted utility pole cracked and fell across Montauk Highway in East Hampton, near Town Hall, on Monday evening.

    The pole brought down wires across the highway, closing both lanes to traffic. East Hampton Town police were rerouting traffic down Amy's Lane and Cross Highway.

    There was no accident involved in the incident. No injuries were reported.

    PSEG Long Island was responding to replace the pole, but it was not clear how long the road would remain closed.

  • Cinco de Mayo, which commemorates the Mexican army's victory during the Franco-Mexican War way back in 1867, is not such a big deal in Mexico, but here in the United States, we like to do it up big. While the fifth of May falls on a Monday this year, there are plenty of South Fork restaurants celebrating with margaritas and Mexican-inspired eats.

    In Montauk, the Hideaway is celebrating Cinco de Mayo, starting at 5 p.m. They said they will party until about 9 or 10 p.m.

  • On Saturday evening, alumni of the Pianofest music program will gather at St. Luke's Episcopal Church in East Hampton for a free concert in memory of the late Rev. James B. Jeffrey.

    "Most of the musicians have in some way, shape or form been touched by Jim," St. Luke's current rector, the Rev. Denis C. Brunelle said.

  • A roadway construction project from Southampton Village to East Hampton has already hit some roadblocks, just one week into the project.

    Crews began grinding up Montauk Highway, starting at the Country Road 39 intersection in Southampton and working their way east, on March 31. A stretch of asphalt was taken up, but little else appears to have been done along the 8.2-mile stretch that is scheduled for work.

  •      There is still time to sign up for workshops at the East End Mental Health Awareness Day on Saturday.

         The free conference, open to anyone who might need help with mental health or who knows someone who does, will be held at Southampton High School on Narrow Lane from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

  •      A rally protesting PSEG Long Island's installation of new, taller utility poles and higher-voltage electrical transmission lines along a six-mile route from East Hampton Village to Amagansett will be held on Saturday at 1 p.m. at the Hook Mill in East Hampton. 
         Save East Hampton, a group heading up the opposition to the poles, rescheduled the rally from March 30 because of poor weather. The gathering, which the group is calling an informational festival, will include music and refreshments.

  •     A fund-raiser for Robbie Badkin, a well-known Lazy Point resident and Montauk welder, will be held Sunday at Inlet Seafood restaurant in Montauk.