Police and Fire

Police: Pair of Deaths in Hampton Bays Was a Murder-Suicide

UPDATE, 10 a.m. The two deaths in Hampton Bays were a murder-suicide, according to a Suffolk County Police spokesperson. The two, 26-year-old Jonathan Fava and 25-year-old...

Sag Harbor Chamber Files Police Report Over Drone Show

Board members with the Sag Harbor Chamber of Commerce filed a police report on Tuesday after the producer of a planned drone light show for the Chamber’s 10th annual HarborFrost winter festival failed to attend the event, despite receiving payment.

Vered Arrested Following Disturbance At Sag Harbor Film Screening

Ruth Kalb, 80, a Sag Harbor art dealer who goes by the name Vered, was arrested Wednesday, February 12, by Sag Harbor Village police at Tutto Giorno restaurant on Main Street following a screening of the documentary, “Conscience Point.”

‘Green Light’ Proponents Say Law Is Working As Hoped, And Long Lines At The...

Proponents of New York State’s new Green Light Law say the new rules, which removed a 2007 requirement of legal immigration documents to receive a driver’s license, have been working well, and they are celebrating the extent to which it has been embraced.

Sag Harbor Police See Spike In Calls But Drop In Arrests; Ride-Sharing Cuts DWI...

Village Police responded to a whopping 7,552 calls for service last year, up 47.2 percent from 2018, when there were only 5,129 calls.

Fire Guts Bridgehampton Mansion On Thursday

In the end, the family home was gutted from the conflagration that started somehow in the basement, spreading quickly throughout the home.

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.

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Sag Harbor Publisher Dr. Martin Shepard Dies

Dr. Martin Shepard, a psychiatrist, author, and with his wife, Judith, a trailblazing publisher, has died. Dr. Shepard passed away at his home in Sag Harbor surrounded by family on December 17, 2020, after a brief illness. He was 86.