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Bias Claimed in Sag Harbor Laundromat Incident

Nia Dawson said she was in "big-sister mode" on Saturday, wanting to protect her 11-year-old brother, when a conflict erupted over who would get to sit on a bench in front of the Sag Harbor Launderette — she and her brother, who were there first eating frozen yogurt, or the owner of the launderette, where she was washing her clothes.

Sep 2, 2021
Two Airlifted to Hospital

A 64-year-old Bronxville, N.Y., man was airlifted to Stony Brook University Hospital after being thrown from his Vespa scooter last week at a bend of Ocean View Road near Cranberry Hole Road in Amagansett.

Sep 2, 2021
Many Witnessed a Crash

East Hampton Town police handed out several misdemeanor charges in the last week, including alleged reckless endangerment, driving while intoxicated, and criminal possession of drugs.

Sep 2, 2021
On the Police Logs

Summer in Montauk wouldn't be complete without a Craigslist scam involving a house rental.

Sep 2, 2021
For Hit-and-Run Victim's Family, Life Is Forever Changed

When Devesh Samtani, 18, died last month after a hit-and-run in Amagansett, "it was not one who died," said his uncle Jay Kurani about the ripple effect of the accident. "Life will never be the same for anyone in our family, not the young ones or the old ones."

Sep 2, 2021
Crabbers in Georgica Undeterred by Pond Closure

A toxic blue-green algal bloom prompted the East Hampton Town Trustees to close Georgica Pond to swimming and shellfishing in mid-August, but signs warning that crabbing is currently prohibited haven't stopped several people from trying.

Sep 2, 2021
'I Thought I Killed Him,' Driver Told Cops After Hit-and-Run

He was having a panic attack and didn't know what to do, Daniel Campbell wrote in a seven-page statement to police a few hours after he struck Devesh Samtani, 18, of Hong Kong, while driving on a dark but crowded road in Amagansett to drop off his sister and her friends at a huge house party on Aug. 10. Mr. Campbell said he had not consumed alcohol or drugs, which police confirmed while interviewing him at his family's house on Second House Road in Montauk.

Aug 25, 2021
January Hit-and-Run Case Proceeds

Suffolk County Supreme Court Justice John B. Collins ordered a more detailed investigation last Thursday of the Jan. 13 hit-and-run accident that killed Yuris Murillo Cruz, who was walking with her children on Montauk Highway in Amagansett when Mark A. Corrado Jr. of West Babylon, driving a borrowed pickup truck, struck them and fled the scene.

Aug 25, 2021
On the Police Logs 08.26.21

The spray paint was intentional, an employee at Harper's Books told police on Friday afternoon, after a traffic control officer called in what at first looked like graffiti on the plywood boards that were installed over the building's windows by way of storm preparation.

Aug 25, 2021
While the Children Watched

A 40-year-old East Hampton man is facing multiple charges stemming from a Friday night incident that was witnessed by two children.

Aug 25, 2021
Third D.W.I. Charge Is a Felony

An East Hampton man was charged after crashing his 2007 Toyota pickup truck, which was heavily damaged, on Abraham's Path near Town Lane in Amagansett at 10:05 p.m. He told police he'd dropped some food he was eating, causing him to lose control of the truck and strike a tree and a fence.

Aug 25, 2021
One Took Off, Another Stayed

A hit-and-run incident on Collins Avenue in East Hampton, a short street that connects Accabonac Road to North Main Street, was reported shortly after 3 p.m. on Aug. 18.

Aug 25, 2021