Patrick John Dowd Jr., 32, who was arrested by East Hampton Town police on Feb. 28, was indicted by a grand jury Monday on a felony charge of drunken driving for the second time in less than five years. He is being held without bail.
East Hampton Town officials working on revisions to a law governing farm and deer-excluding fences, and in particular how close they can be to property lines and roadways, heard the concerns of residents at a hearing last Thursday.
As students across the country stage walkouts on Wednesday, the one-month anniversary of the shooting in Parkland, Fla., the Springs School is planning its own organized event and other schools are considering how to handle students’ participation.
Registered voters in the Springs School District will be asked Tuesday to approve a $16.9 million bond that would pay for seven new classrooms and other improvements in the face of chronic overcrowding.
In its Feb. 15 edition, The Star erroneously reported that Alexander Pintado was East Hampton High School’s first Latino valedictorian. Nick, as he is known, actually is the school’s second valedictorian of Latino heritage. The first was J. Sebastian Pineda, in 2006
Improving the safety of pedestrians on Bridgehampton’s Main Street, an ongoing concern, is closer to reality this spring, according to Southampton Town’s director of public transportation and traffic safety.
According to Niche, an online education review and ranking system, the East Hampton School District ranked 30 out of 55 schools in Suffolk County for safety, while Southampton was ranked as the number-one safest school on the list. Sag Harbor and Bridgehampton placed 41st and 42nd, respectively.
A possibly rabid raccoon spurred a call to police from a West End Road residence on the morning of Feb. 20. The caller, apparently an employee, told police that the raccoon was on a second floor balcony.