Police and Fire

Amagansett Plane Crash Claims Four Lives

East Hampton Town Police continued to search this week for two of the victims of a plane crash on Saturday afternoon in the ocean off Indian Wells Beach in Amagansett that claimed the lives of four

Along for the Ride with the Sag Harbor Police Department

These are some of the lessons learned during an overnight ride-along on Saturday with a veteran Sag Harbor police officer, Sgt. Thomas Pagano, who will retire later this year after about 32 years with the department.

Update: Services Announced for Victims of Plane Crash as Search Resumes

East Hampton Town Police Chief Michael Sarlo confirmed that a small plane with four passengers lost contact with the East Hampton Airport around 3 p.m. a little more than a mile south of the airport on Saturday afternoon.

Sag Harbor Police Agree to 12-Hour Shifts on Emergency Basis

Down two full-time officers, the Sag Harbor Village Police Department and its officers’ labor unit, the Police Benevolent Association, have reached an emergency agreement to switch policing shifts to 12-hour tours, up from eight hours, for the next four months.

Police Search for Burglar in Bay Point.

Southampton Town Police were searching for a burglar  who was at large in the Baypoint neighborhood outside Sag Harbor Village on Tuesday afternoon, according to village Police Chief Austin J. McGuire.

Government: Pagano To Retire, Funding for Sag Harbor Golf Course, Water Quality Improvements

Two new officers will soon sport Sag Harbor Village Police badges, another officer has resigned and a sergeant has announced his upcoming retirement.

Southampton Town, Police Officer Settle Suit

Southampton Town has agreed to pay Lt. Susan Ralph of the town police department $120,000 and give her credit for 59 sick days of sick time and seven vacation days to settle a federal discrimination suit she filed in 2015.

Deer Path Residence Destroyed by Fire

Members of the Springs Fire Department battled a blaze that claimed a home on Deer Path and Springs on Tuesday afternoon, joined by members of the Amagansett and East Hampton fire departments in the effort.

Firefighters Battle Rooftop Fire at Lulu Kitchen & Bar in Sag Harbor

Firefighters battled a fire in Lulu Kitchen and Bar on Main Street in Sag Harbor Tuesday night.

Amagansett Man Acquitted in ‘Social Host’ Law Trial

Arthur W. Bijur was arrested after he allowed his son, a student at the Ross School, to hold a party in his home, at which youths allegedly snuck in alcohol, after prom on May 14, 2017.

A Quick Stop: Damage Limited In Bridgehampton House Fire

Firefighters from the Bridgehampton and Sag Harbor Fire Departments teamed up on Sunday afternoon to extinguish a fire that threatened the home of the fashion photographer Steven Klein.

Princess Diner Owners Plead Guilty to Theft

Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman announced Monday the guilty pleas of Richard Bivona, owner of The Princess Diner in Southampton and John Kalogeras, its manager.

State Comptroller Critical of Bridgehampton Fire District

An audit by the New York State comptroller's office has faulted the Bridgehampton Fire District for several alleged deficiencies, including allowing shared passwords in a computer system, not keeping adequate records, and not adhering to its own policies governing purchasing practices.

Caught on Video, Man Arraigned On Felony Burglary Charges

A 22-year-old Brentwood man stole a new 75-inch television from a house that is under construction on Taft Place Monday night, Sag Harbor Village Police said.

Firefighters Tackle Kitchen Blaze in East Hampton

A kitchen fire at the mobile home park in East Hampton brought firefighters from East Hampton and Springs to Oakview Highway where the blaze was extinguished without incident.

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