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  • Beachgoers were surprised on Friday to find a few hundred feet of hydraulic dredge pipe stretched out on the surf at Georgica. It left police and government officials scratching their heads for several hours.
  • An empty school bus flipped onto its side after a car sideswiped it on Route 114 in East Hampton last week. Both drivers were hospitalized with minor injuries; both vehicles were towed.
  • A Sag Harbor man was said by East Hampton Town police to be driving drunk and going 80 miles per hour in Wainscott last Thursday evening. Fernando S. Gonzalez, 36, was driving a 2017 Toyota Tacoma pickup truck in a 30 m.p.h. zone on Daniel’s Hole Road, near Wainscott Northwest Road, at about 11:20 p.m. He also failed to dim his high-beam lights, police said. Once stopped, police said he seemed under the influence of alcohol and performed poorly on field sobriety tests. Mr. Gonzalez was charged with misdemeanor driving while intoxicated. Justice Lisa R. Rana arraigned him on Friday and released him on his own recognizance. In Sag Harbor, while on a routine patrol on Saturday night, a village police officer saw a Mercedes Benz swerving over the double-yellow line on Hampton Street several times. The driver, Dwight M. Garcia, 46, of East Hampton was charged with misdemeanor driving while intoxicated and unsafe lane change and improper lane usage, violations. When he was stopped on Ham
  • "We are doing all we are able to do to get the support of the local community to support our Montauk Coast Guard,” said one woman who started a drive in East Hampton last week.
  • The Ellen Hermanson Foundation announced last week that more than a quarter of a million dollars in money raised will benefit cancer patients at Stony Brook Southampton Hospital.
  • A 60-year-old Sag Harbor man was arrested on a drunken-driving charge after backing a Jeep onto a Main Street sidewalk in that village in front of a police officer.
  • A fire at the seven-story Tower, a residential building in the heart of Montauk’s downtown, on Thursday night caused little damage. The Montauk Fire Department was called following a report of smoke in the basement of the building.
  • "The shed that houses that cables for the antennas on the Tower ignited," according to Mickey Valcich, the Montauk Fire Department's first assistant chief.
  • A traffic stop on Dec. 30 led to the biggest drug bust in recent memory in Sag Harbor Village. The defendants, who remain in jail due to the serious charges against them, allegedly had large amounts of heroin, hydrocodone pills, and marijuana in their car.

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