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Contractor Who Worked on East Hampton Town Project Pleads Guilty to Underpaying Employees

A contractor hired for an East Hampton Town public works project in 2017 has pleaded guilty to underpaying his employees and falsifying payroll records, Suffolk County District Attorney Timothy D. Sini announced Friday.

Jan 22, 2021
Driver in Fatal Hit-and-Run Abandoned Truck, Called Uber to Evade Police Search

Details continued to emerge this week about the Amagansett accident that claimed the life of Yuris Murillo Cruz, 36. She died on Jan. 13 at Stony Brook University Hospital, having been flown there by a county medevac helicopter along with her 1-year-old son, Josue Gael, and her daughter, Michelle, 4, both of whom were taken to the pediatric intensive care unit.

Jan 21, 2021
On the Police Logs

An argument ensued at Starbucks on Friday morning after an employee asked a man to put on his mask. The man told police that "he had it on, but it keeps falling down." The report also noted that "he was leaving to catch the bus."

Jan 21, 2021
Police Searching for Missing Man in Southampton Town

Southampton Town police are searching for a 58-year-old man who lives in Hampton Bays and Massapequa who has been missing since Sunday evening.

Jan 18, 2021
Peralta Supporters Demand Streep Show Up in Court

David Peralta, the Springs teenager injured last August in what police called a "road rage" incident, stood with a dozen or so family members and friends Thursday morning across the street from the Pondview Lane house in East Hampton Village where Charles Streep lives part time. The group demanded that Mr. Streep, who faces both civil and criminal charges in the incident, "show up" in person next time the case comes up in East Hampton Town Justice Court.

Jan 18, 2021
Services Announced as Hit-and-Run Victim's Children Are Discharged From Hospital

Public visiting hours for Yuris Murillo Cruz are from 4 to 7 p.m. Monday at Yardley and Pino Funeral Home in East Hampton. A funeral Mass will be said at Most Holy Trinity Catholic Church on Tuesday at 2 p.m.

Jan 18, 2021
HVAC Tech Accused of Stealing Over $100,000 in Jewelry

A man believed to have stolen over $100,000 worth of jewelry from five houses while he worked as a heating, ventilation, and air-conditioning technician was arrested by East Hampton Town Police on Wednesday. 

Jan 14, 2021
Efforts to Help Family of Woman Killed in Hit-and-Run

A roadside memorial now marks the place on Route 27 where Yuris Murillo Cruz was walking with her two young children on Wednesday when they were struck by a red pickup truck that fled the scene. Ms. Murillo Cruz died from her injuries, and now community members are mobilizing to help the family.

Jan 14, 2021
Arrest in Fatal Amagansett Hit-and-Run

East Hampton Town police arrested a West Babylon man who they said raced away from the scene of an accident in Amagansett on Wednesday in which a 36-year-old woman was struck and killed while walking her two children in a stroller on the side of Montauk Highway.

Jan 14, 2021
Real Estate Surge Swells Preservation Fund

A surge in real estate sales continues to produce record-breaking revenues for the Peconic Bay Community Preservation Fund.

Jan 14, 2021
Ambulance Association Honors Its Finest

The East Hampton Village Ambulance Association, in a virtual presentation last week, honored a number of its members who not only coped with Covid but went beyond.

Jan 14, 2021
Felony D.W.I. Charged in Jeep Crash

A Springs man, Jeriel Rivera-Carrero, was charged on Jan. 3 with felony driving while intoxicated, the only such arrest to be reported last week.

Jan 14, 2021