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Unhappy Landing

A first-time visitor to the East Hampton Airport had trouble landing his single-engine plane last Friday afternoon, crashing it through a security fence and onto Daniel's Hole Road.

Sep 16, 2021
On the Police Logs

Concerned for the safety of the ducks and fish at Hook Pond, a 29-year-old East Hampton woman called police to report a man fishing there on the afternoon of Sept. 8.

Sep 16, 2021
Speeding Stops Yield D.W.I. Arrests

Two drivers who police say were caught speeding last week wound up charged with drunken driving.

Sep 16, 2021
Trespassing Arrest on Further Lane

A homeless woman who made her way past a fence on Further Lane in East Hampton was arrested on Sept. 7, charged with third-degree criminal trespassing, a misdemeanor.

Sep 16, 2021
Two Cyclists Injured in Separate Incidents

A 9-year-old boy riding a bike on the Circle near Main Street in East Hampton Saturday afternoon suffered a minor elbow injury after being struck by a pickup truck that stopped briefly but did not remain at the scene.

Sep 16, 2021
Montauk Woman Sentenced in Fatal D.W.I. Crash

On the night of the deadly accident, just after sunset, Lisa Rooney left a bar and was driving home in her Chevrolet pickup truck on Flamingo Road in Montauk when she swerved and struck John James Usma-Quintero. Following a guilty plea in March, Ms. Rooney was sentenced on Thursday to jail time for her actions.

Sep 10, 2021
9/11 First Responders Look Back

The events of Sept. 11, 2001, made an indelible mark on New York City and the rest of the United States, which mourned 2,977 victims of terrorism that day. Some of East Hampton's first responders paused this week to reflect on the impact the terrorist attacks had on them personally.

Sep 9, 2021
Images That Endure, 20 Years Later

Heading into New York City to assist the New York Police Department in the days after the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks with an East Hampton Town and Village emergency service unit team, it was all quite surreal, from the quiet almost empty roadways on the drive in to the moment we crested an elevated portion of the Long Island Expressway in Queens where you would normally see the Twin Towers on the skyline, but instead there was just this cloud of dust hanging in the air where the towers used to stand.

Sep 9, 2021
The Perils of Left-Hand Turns in East Hampton

Amid a season of intense traffic on town and village roads, at least six accidents last week involved the bane of local drivers' existence: left-hand turns.

Sep 8, 2021
On the Police Logs 09.09.21

Early Saturday morning, village police received a call from a 43-year-old man staying in a house on Hither Lane who needed help unlocking a second-floor bathroom door. He told police his young daughter had locked the door from the inside and couldn't get out. An officer was able to access the bathroom from the roof, dismantle the lock, and free the child.

Sep 8, 2021
Top Firefighters Recognized

The East Hampton Fire Department has named its top members and officers of 2020, among them former chief Raymond Harden and Mike Lia, the department chaplain, who were named Firefighters of the Year for a CPR save of a man who was in cardiac arrest.

Sep 8, 2021
An Arm in the Window

At 1:20 a.m. last Thursday, police were called to a house on Oakview Highway in East Hampton, where a dispute was said to be in progress. An officer reported seeing an "arm in the window opening" of the bathroom, which proved to belong to Kevin Llivisaca-Pulgarin, 23, who lives farther down the road, and who, police said, had ripped out the bathroom screen and shattered the window with his fist.

Sep 8, 2021