In light of the New York State Legislature’s repeal of “Section 50-a,” a provision of state law that had stopped police departments from disclosing personnel files, Organización Latino-Americana of Eastern Long Island has filed Freedom of Information Law requests with East End towns and villages for police disciplinary and complaint records. The East Hampton-based nonprofit agency, known as OLA, is still waiting to hear from a couple of police departments, but those that did respond have all denied the Freedom of Information Law requests, citing privacy law and the terms of settlements. However, Andrew Strong, OLA’s human rights attorney, said ... 30 Sep 2020 by Brendan J. OReilly
Car thieves made off with five luxury vehicles, four of them Range Rovers, in one night last weekend. Two Ranger Rovers were taken from the same East Hampton Village home on Friday night and two more of the luxury SUVs and a late model BMW vanished from different homes in northern East Hampton, according to police. All five are believed to have been unlocked and their keys left inside the vehicle. Captain Chris Anderson of the East Hampton Town Police said this week that the rash of similar burglaries throughout the region this summer may be attributable to features on ... 13 Sep 2020 by Staff Writer
Bostwicks Chowder House in East Hampton was closed on Sunday following a break-in, according to a post on the restaurant’s Facebook page. “We are sorry, but due to an unfortunate act of vandalism and robbery, we are currently closed,” the Sunday morning post stated. “We are all ok and are hopeful that the perpetrators will be caught. We thank you for your support and understanding and we hope to see you soon.” The post did not specify the nature of the vandalism or the extent of the damage. By Tuesday, Bostwicks posted to Facebook that “we’re still pumping out Bostwicks ... 8 Sep 2020 by Staff Writer
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