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Boater Escapes Explosion Off North Haven

A woman thrown overboard when her boat exploded Sunday afternoon in the waters off North Haven survived the incident, though the boat did not, according to the New York State Harbormaster and Bay Constable Association.

Jun 1, 2022
Police, School Officials React to Mass Shootings

Another mass shooting has claimed the lives of school children, with at least 19 students and two teachers dead in Uvalde, Tex., after an 18-year-old gunman opened fire at Robb Elementary School on Tuesday. The deadly attack has police and schools on the South Fork on high alert, though no specific threats have been identified.

May 25, 2022
On the Police Logs 05.26.22

Police were called on the morning of May 16 to 66 Newtown Lane, where an older man was reportedly yelling profanities. Officers found him sitting on a bench, not yelling anymore. He said was waiting for a store to open, and was “tired of this place.”

May 25, 2022
Swerved Over the Lines

East Hampton Town police lodged a felony charge of driving while intoxicated early Saturday morning after seeing a 2001 black Dodge swerving over the double lines on Springs-Fireplace Road.

May 25, 2022
Main Beach Save Was a Teaching Moment

It didn’t take long for the East Hampton Village lifeguard squad to get called into action this season, and their save of two boys caught in a rip current provided a good chance to educate the young swimmers about the dangers of such currents and how to deal with them.

May 25, 2022
Fearing a Mess, She Hit Tree

Concerned that the takeout she had gotten for dinner would slide off the seat, a woman reached over, lost control of her car, and ran into a tree.

May 25, 2022
Three D.W.I. Charges

Two drivers whose cars had been stopped on the side of the road, plus one whom police pulled over for a reported traffic violation, are now facing charges of driving while intoxicated.

May 19, 2022
On the Police Logs 05.19.22

A woman called police last Thursday to ask if they knew where to find a "male soul mate." An officer told her that police have no special knowledge about the location of soul mates and asked if she was okay, or felt the need to go to the hospital. She said no, she was healthy and in good spirits.

May 19, 2022
Not Inside the Store

A man who police said is homeless was charged with petty larceny at the Montauk 7-Eleven store.

May 19, 2022
No Lunch, Three Heinekens

Three people were charged with driving while intoxicated in the last week.

May 12, 2022
On the Police Logs 05.12.22

A mysterious "foaming chemical" was observed on the shoulder of Montauk Highway in Amagansett on the afternoon of May 3. By the time they arrived, the officers could not locate the spill.

May 12, 2022
Accused of Murder, Grippo Will Face Jury in July

Joseph Grippo's appearance in Suffolk County Criminal Court on Thursday was markedly different from the last time he appeared there before Justice Stephen L. Braslow. Instead of insults, Mr. Grippo apologized to the judge, who on April 25 had held him in contempt and ordered him out of the courtroom.

May 12, 2022