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Construction Disagreement Leads to Arrest, Trial, for Ninevah Resident

After a two-hour trial, Sag Harbor Village Justice Lisa Rana reserved decision Friday on charges of harassment against John Brannen, a retired New York City fireman arrested by Sag Harbor Village Police in April after a confrontation with a construction worker on the street outside Mr. Brannen’s Wilson Place home.

Electronic Sign Sparks Fiery Debate in Sag Harbor

When facing municipal zoning codes, fire departments usually are exempt because of a legal precedent called the “Monroe test” that weighs the “balancing of public interests.”

Greek Church donates $100,000 to Town Police

The church donated $100,000 to the force to fight opioid addiction and $100,000 as well to the Nature Conservancy for its land preservation efforts.

Felony Weapons Charge Levied After Traffic Stop in Sag Harbor

A Sag Harbor Village Police officer on routine patrol shortly after 10 p.m. on Monday night stopped a driver who he observed make an improper turn on Main Street — and ultimately arrested him on felony weapons and drug charges.

Man Charged in Alleged Dragging of Police Officer

East Hampton Town Police on Saturday arrested a Sag Harbor man suspected of driving while intoxicated, whom they said dragged a police officer with his sport-utility vehicle before flipping it over on Montauk Highway.

More Charges Levied Against Alleged Montauk Narcotics Ring

Suffolk County District Attorney Timothy D. Sini on Thursday unsealed a 33-count indictment against seven men who allegedly ran a major narcotics ring out of the Montauk restaurants and bars where they were employed as seasonal workers.

Alleged Drug Distribution Ring Busted in Montauk

The Suffolk County District Attorney’s Office on Thursday announced the arrest of 16 people and the seizure of about $100,000 in cash plus cocaine, marijuana, opioid pills and drug paraphernalia during a major takedown of an alleged drug distribution ring that was run out of several bars and restaurants in Montauk.

Skeletal Remains Found on Wooded Lot in Southampton Town

Suffolk County Police Homicide Squad detectives on Monday began investigating human remains found on a wooded lot in Southampton Town.

NASCAR Executive Charged with DWI and Drug Possession in Sag Harbor

Brian Z. France, the chairman and CEO of NASCAR since 2003, was charged with aggravated driving while intoxicated and criminal possession of a controlled substance, seventh degree, by Sag Harbor Village Police on Sunday, August 5.

Complaints Emerge Over Parking Restrictions at Sagg Main

After a Southampton woman complained that traffic control officers were harassing people at Sagg Main Beach, Supervisor Jay Schneiderman headed over himself to check out the scene this Monday. Like a number of others, he left with a parking ticket himself.

Police Activity Puts Murf’s Tavern Back in the Spotlight

Murf’s Backstreet Tavern, a Division Street bar with a decades-long history in Sag Harbor, narrowly avoided losing its liquor license late last week, according to paperwork given to the Sag Harbor Village Police Department by officials from the New York State Liquor Authority on July 24.

Woman Dies of Apparent Drowning in Wainscott

East Hampton Town Police in conjunction with the Suffolk County Medical Examiner’s Office are investigating the death of a woman who was pulled from the ocean just west of Beach Lane in Wainscott on Saturday.

Racially Charged Slurs Levied in Sag Harbor Hills

In darkness, less than 50 yards away, someone in a group of 20 or more college-age young people carousing on the beach in Sag Harbor Hills at about 10:15 p.m. on the night of July 4thyelled the racial epithet “n*****s” at a group of African Americans.

Motorcyclist Killed in Springs

A 28-year-old East Hampton resident was killed Sunday evening in a motor vehicle crash, according to a press release issued by the East Hampton...

Southampton Town Opioid Task Force Unveils Recommendations

Deaths from accidental opioid overdoses in Southampton Town are down 90 percent so far this year to one compared to 12 by the end of June last year, Southampton Town Supervisor Jay Schneiderman said last week.

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