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Montauk Library Contractors in Dispute

The Montauk Library, which is currently undergoing a $4 million renovation of its facilities, was the scene last Thursday morning of an ongoing dispute between the general contractor, a Bohemia construction company called the Patriot Organization, and two local subcontractors.

Mar 25, 2021
Police Reform: 'One-in-Three' Rule Must Go, Chief Says

All local governments in New York State were ordered a year ago to adopt a police reform plan by April 1, 2021, a deadline that has now arrived.

Mar 25, 2021
Montauk Woman Pleads Guilty in 2019 Death of Bicyclist

On Friday, almost a year and a half after Lisa Rooney of Montauk was charged with drunken driving in a crash that killed a Montauk bicyclist, 28-year-old John James Usma-Quintero, she pleaded guilty to vehicular homicide in Suffolk Supreme Court, Riverhead.

Mar 25, 2021
In the Aftermath of an Attack

Following an investigation into a March 2 domestic incident at the Accabonac Apartments in East Hampton, a resident there stands charged with felony criminal mischief and two counts of second-degree harassment.

Mar 19, 2021
On the Police Logs 03.18.21

East Hampton Village

A Cove Hollow Road resident called police last week to report an unknown vehicle in the driveway. It turned out to be a landscaper, there to do yard work, which the homeowner confirmed was the plan all along.

Mar 19, 2021
Pedestrians Struck on Main Street

Two pedestrians were taken by ambulance to Stony Brook Southampton Hospital Sunday afternoon following an accident on Main Street in East Hampton.

Mar 19, 2021
Three Charged With D.W.I.

Along with black ice gone from the roads and more drivers venturing out at night came three recent arrests for driving while intoxicated, the first such in several weeks.

Mar 19, 2021
Police Reform and Reinvention Plans on Track

While an Assembly budget proposal threatens to take some of the teeth out of an executive order requiring police departments across the state to adopt reform plans by April 1, East End departments are moving toward meeting that deadline.

Mar 18, 2021
Eastville Cemetery Gravestones Vandalized

The Eastville Community Historical Society in Sag Harbor is reeling over the vandalism of gravestones in the St. David A.M.E. Zion Cemetery on Eastville Avenue. The damage was discovered on Tuesday as members of the society were outdoors on a nice day and happened to stop by for a visit.

Mar 11, 2021
Police Reform Committee Suggests Body Cameras

"We need a more diverse police force," Sandra Dunn of East Hampton Town's Police Reform and Reinvention Committee told the town board on Tuesday. Just four of 65 officers are Latino, she said, and the department has just one African-American member, a detective. Nine officers are women.

Mar 11, 2021
'Gray Fungus' and Brass Knuckles Found in Car Stop

Thomas Ingoglia of Manhasset, 21, was arrested early Sunday morning at the Plaza in Montauk on a felony charge of criminal possession after East Hampton Town police reported finding a hallucinogen in his 2017 Subaru.

Mar 11, 2021
On the Police Logs

A resident of Devon Road in Beach Hampton saw someone "admiring the particular siding of a residence and taking a photograph of it," and notified police.

Mar 11, 2021