Police and Fire

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.

Search Called Off for Final Victim in Fatal Crash

East Hampton Town Police Chief Michael Sarlo announced Wednesday afternoon that the search has been called off for the last remaining victim to be recovered from a fatal plane crash off Indian Wells Beach in Amagansett last weekend.  

Search is Ongoing for Final Victim in Fatal Crash

st Hampton Town Police continued to search the Atlantic Ocean this week for the one body still missing after a fatal plane crash off Amagansett last week that claimed the lives of a well-known East Hampton couple, their grandson and pilot.

Plane Wreckage Discovered in Amagansett; One Victim Still Not Recovered

East Hampton Town Police located the Piper PA31 Navajo plane that crashed Saturday on Friday afternoon, according to East Hampton Town Police Chief Michael...

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.

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Editorial: Shared Services in Bridgehampton

Parents and even one member of its own board of education were understandably frustrated at a budget forum at the Bridgehampton School earlier this month when it was announced the district has proposed money to support the hiring of additional administrators

SANS Is Sag Harbor’s Newest New York State Historic Landmark

The three communities, which go by the acronym SANS, are officially on the New York State Register of Historic Places as of Thursday afternoon.