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Prayers for, Solidarity With Texas Temple

When a man with a gun took a rabbi and three members of his congregation as hostages at the Beth Israel Congregation in Colleyville, Texas, on Saturday — a situation that the hostages survived, but the gunman did not — ripples of resolve ran through Jewish houses of worship here.

Jan 20, 2022
On the Police Logs 1.20.22

Multiple people at Main Beach reported seeing two flares go up over the water last Thursday afternoon, followed by airplanes flying over. An officer used binoculars to investigate, but could find nothing suspicious.

Jan 20, 2022
Turnpike Crash Leads to D.W.I. Charge

A 20-year-old from Springs was lucky to avoid injury, East Hampton Town police said, following an early-morning accident on Jan. 8 in which she was charged with driving while intoxicated.

Jan 20, 2022
On the Police Logs 1.13.22

A woman called police Sunday morning to report seeing, by the side of Stephen Hand’s Path near Cedar Street, a large black garbage bag containing what looked to be “a person, or human remains.” A potentially gruesome situation turned out to be rather routine.

Jan 13, 2022
Sex Offender Gave No Notice

East Hampton Town police charged a registered sex offender last week with failing to notify the authorities of a change in his address within 10 days of moving, as is required by state law.

Jan 13, 2022
Snowy Roads, Sliding Cars

Last week’s storm didn’t leave large piles of snow, but it was still enough to cause a couple of accidents on local roads.

Jan 13, 2022
Postal Truck, Bus in Dustup

A handful of recent crashes on East Hampton Town roads resulted in minor injuries to a few of the drivers.

Jan 6, 2022
On the Police Logs 1.06.22

A Harbor View Avenue resident woke up on Sunday to find someone had thrown eggs at his house overnight, though nothing was seriously damaged. He called the police, who, in their written report, attributed the incident to “incorrigible youth.”

Jan 6, 2022
Remorse After Accident That Fatally Injured Teen

On behalf of his client, the driver in a hit-and-run incident in August that led to the death of Devesh Samtani, a Hong Kong teenager who was vacationing here, the lawyer Edward Burke Jr. offered sorrowful condolences Wednesday to the Samtani family outside Suffolk County Supreme Court in Riverside.

Jan 5, 2022
D.W.I. Charge Follows East Hampton Village Crash

An East Hampton Town man was charged with driving while intoxicated following a crash Sunday morning in which the Fire Department had to bring in heavy-rescue equipment to pull an injured woman from her car.

Jan 3, 2022
On the Police Logs 12.30.21

Shoe Inn on Newtown Lane reported a shoplifter last Thursday morning. A woman who was first seen trying on a $159 pair of sandals then left the store wearing them, leaving her own shoes behind in the sandals box. She got into a dark-gray Kia, employees told the police, which made an illegal U-turn and headed toward Main Street. All of it was captured on security footage, which is now in police possession.

Dec 29, 2021
Missed a Deer but Hit a Tree

Among numerous reports of road accidents involving encounters with deer this week, one resulted in injuries to a motorist.

Dec 22, 2021