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New Criminal Justice Law Poses Big Challenges For Local Law Enforcement Agencies

When a new law focused on criminal justice reform goes into effect on January 1, judges throughout the State of New York will no longer be able to require bail even for charges such as vehicular manslaughter.

Police Offer Tips To Keep Holiday Thieves At Bay

Last year, around the holidays, Southampton Town Police saw an uptick in thefts of packages that had been delivered and left outside area homes, a trend that officials speculated might continue this year.

Damage, No Injuries, After Fire Extinguished at the Sag Harbor Launderette

A smoky fire caused extensive damage to the Sag Harbor Launderette shortly after noon on Saturday.

Three People Injured When SUV Strikes School Bus Wednesday Afternoon

Southampton Town Police responded to a two-vehicle accident on Scuttle Hole Road on Wednesday afternoon at about 3:30 p.m., involving a school bus and another motor vehicle.

Humpback Whale Washes Up On Halsey Neck Lane

Researchers from the Atlantic Marine Conservation Society, or AMSEAS, conducted a necropsy on a dead humpback whale that washed up onto the beach near Halsey Neck Lane in Southampton on Thursday morning, November 14.

NTSB Issues Final Report On Krupinski Crash

The National Transportation Safety Board has concluded its investigation into the cause of the airplane crash that killed Ben and Bonnie Krupinski and two others in June 2018.

District Attorney Describes Drug Ring Operating Primarily On Shinnecock Territory Following Arrests

Thursday morning the Suffolk County District Attorney’s office East End Drug Task Force, as well as the Federal Bureau of Investigation, the New York State Police, and the Suffolk County Police Department arrested 24 individuals, eight of whom were from the Shinnecock Indian Territory, and executed five search warrants in connection with a long-term investigation into what the DA’s office described as a network of drug traffickers operating on and near the Shinnecock Nation Territory.

Local Officials Urge State To Repave Route 114

Local elected officials are urging the State Department of Transportation and Governor Andrew Cuomo to have the state completely repave Route 114 from the South Ferry at North Haven to Stephen Hands Path in East Hampton.

Ambulance Services Adapt To Meet Summer Demand

As the East End’s volunteer ambulance services juggle increasing annual call volumes against a corps of volunteers facing growing constraints on their own time, they continue to look for creative ways to meet demand for their services.

East End Police Departments Look To Create Peer Support Network

East End Police Departments Look To Create Peer Support Network

2014 Hampton Classic Grand Prix Winner Airlifted After Falling From Horse

One of the most decorated and experienced riders on the Grand Prix equestrian circuit suffered a serious fall at the Hampton Classic in Bridgehampton on Friday, and was airlifted to Stony Brook University Hospital.

Cops: Man Was Boating While Intoxicated When He Crashed Boat In North Haven

An intoxicated captain crashed his 39-foot boat into a dock in North Haven late Saturday evening, injuring himself and two passengers on board, according to Southampton Town Police.

Issue of Chalking Tires Returns to the Courts

In June, Jay Goldberg — a well-known Manhattan attorney and Bridgehampton resident — was given an $80 parking ticket from an East Hampton Village TCO for overstaying a parking spot in front of the East Hampton movie theater.

Mother Admitted Killing Twin Toddlers To Police, Will Turn To Insanity Defense

Tenia Campbell, the Medford woman who is accused of having suffocated her 2-year-old daughters last month, will focus on mental health in her defense. 

Mother Begs Police to Shoot Her after She Had Killed Her 2-Year-Old Twins

A 24-year-old mother who investigators say had killed her two toddlers earlier in the day begged East Hampton Town Police officers to shoot her as they approached her car in Montauk last Thursday afternoon, June 27.

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B. Smith, Restaurateur, Model, Author, Dies

B. Smith, owner of namesake restaurants in New York and Sag Harbor, model, and author died Saturday. She was 70 and had suffered early-onset Alzheimer’s disease.

A Conversation with Kasia Klimiuk

The co-founder of Our Fabulous Variety Show talks about the evolution of the arts nonprofit, which will host a Leap Year fundraiser on Saturday, February 29, from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. at The Stephen Talkhouse in Amagansett, how drag culture has come to the forefront on the South Fork and what the future holds for OFVS.

Home: Never Wanting to Leave Sag Harbor

I often wonder why it is that I’m forever teeter-tottering between wanting to travel the world and never wanting to leave home? My husband, man of few words, reminds me that it is because our ‘home’, Sag Harbor, is one of the most beautiful places in the world. One minute I’m at the top-ready to fly off to foreign lands; while the next minute, I don’t want to budge from under my electric throw blanket. However, after speaking with the Schiavonis, I realize I’m not the only one that feels that way.