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Christopher Walsh
A week after David Lys won the East Hampton Democratic primary for town councilman and voters rejected the Reform Democrats’ efforts to remake the town’s Democratic Committee, the local party remains split even as November’s election looms.
Taylor K. Vecsey
A parole board denied Sean P. Ludwick, who is serving prison time for the drunken-driving crash that killed his passenger in 2015, in his first attempt at parole earlier this month, citing a “lack of empathy and shallow remorse,” according to the decision released by the New York State Department of Corrections this week.
Johnette Howard
Bridgehampton School District residents approved an additional $4.74 million in funding last Thursday for the district’s renovation and expansion project, bumping the total funding for the project to $29.4 million and avoiding a new round of delays that could have pushed completion of the project well past the current July 2020 target date.
Christopher Walsh
Last month, Perry Gershon, the Democratic Party’s candidate to represent New York’s First Congressional District, told The Star that he was confident that the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee, the party’s campaign arm for the House of Representatives, would soon add him to its Red to Blue list of top-tier candidates to which it provides funding and organizational support. “They’re aware of our race; they know it’s winnable,” he said at the time.
Johnette Howard
The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation has ruled that the Sand Land industrial mine in Noyac must stop its controversial mining operations and confine itself solely to remediation work on the 50-acre site, potentially ending a two-decades-long fight between the mine’s owner and local citizens, elected officials, and environmental groups who have contended the mine was polluting the region’s aquifer and should be shut down.
Taylor K. Vecsey
An East Hampton man was arrested last week about a month after police said he tackled and choked a former girlfriend on the sidewalk in Montauk.
Taylor K. Vecsey
A grand jury indicted Andrew D. Hellman of East Hampton on charges related to a drunken driving accident in Montauk that left an East Hampton Town police officer injured on Labor Day weekend.
Christopher Walsh
As it had indicated earlier this month, Deepwater Wind has submitted an application to the New York State Public Service Commission for the portion of its proposed South Fork Wind Farm’s transmission cable that would lie in state waters and underground on a path from its landing to the Long Island Power Authority substation in East Hampton.
Jamie Bufalino
A 90-day moratorium on installing deer fences was adopted by the Sagaponack Village Board following a public hearing on Monday. The moratorium will allow the board “breathing space to update our current code,” according to Mayor Donald Louchheim.
Taylor K. Vecsey
Rian J. O’Dwyer, 22, of East Hampton was behind the wheel of a 2013 Toyota Tundra traveling on Route 114 near Whooping Hollow Road on Sept. 9 at about 3:40 a.m. when East Hampton Town police said they noticed the left taillight was out. Police said the driver was speeding, had an obstructed view, and that he failed to signal a right turn.
Taylor K. Vecsey
The Amagansett Fire Department dedicated its new state-of-the-art ambulance, which was purchased with a $250,000 state grant, at a ceremony at the firehouse on Sept. 12.
Johnette Howard
An East Hampton attorney who pleaded guilty in April to stealing more than $750,000 from a co-worker and two clients of Bainton Lynch, a now defunct East Hampton law firm of which he was a partner, was sentenced on Tuesday to the eight charges he was facing, including grand larceny and identity theft.
Star Staff
A lottery for 15 affordable houses at Southampton Pointe will be held next month.
Star Staff
When Josip Kostovic of Seaford came off the beach on Saturday morning, he found potato chips strewn all over his vehicle, which was parked near the Sloppy Tuna on South Emerson Avenue. He had last seen his 2000 GMC the day before at 2:20 p.m., and, he said, there had been no potato chips on it.
Christopher Walsh
Not only did the Sept. 13 Democratic Party primary formalize East Hampton Town Councilman David Lys as the party's nominee in the Nov. 6 general election, registered Democrats also had a choice of candidates for the town's Democratic Committee, including a number identifying as Reform Democrats.
Star Staff
Concerned Citizens of Montauk on Friday confirmed a new bloom of cyanobacteria, or blue-green algae, in the northern part of Montauk's Fort Pond, and has urged people to avoid contact with the water and to keep their pets away from the water "due to potential health concerns."