Beautiful spring weather drew crowds to East Hampton last weekend, despite the New York PAUSE executive order directing people to stay at home to avoid spreading the coronavirus. East Hampton Town Police Chief Michael Sarlo reported it was “very busy,” and state parks closed down periodically when the number of visitors threatened social distancing capabilities. “We wrote about 100 parking tickets on Saturday, mostly no beach permit, plenty of no parking zones as well. Not as many yesterday, about 50,” the chief communicated via email message on Monday. Endeavoring to deal with weekend onslaughts of day trippers, last month the ... 4 May 2020 by Kitty Merrill
Agents with U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement conducted an early morning raid in East Hampton on Monday, taking at least four people into custody, according to Minerva Perez, the executive director of the Organización Latino-Americana. Details of the raid were scant, with Ms. Perez stating in an email that she had been called by a woman whose boyfriend was among those taken into custody. In an email, Ms. Perez said the woman reported that her boyfriend of four years called her from Yaphank to tell her he had been picked up by ICE agents. Ms. Perez said he had asked ... 10 Mar 2020 by Stephen J. Kotz
A woman was killed in a single-vehicle accident in Amagansett early Wednesday morning, March 4, East Hampton Town Police reported. Ellyn E. Tucker, 73, of New York City and East Hampton was driving north in a rented 2019 Nissan Kicks on Napeague Meadow Road when the car left the roadway and struck a utility pole at about 5:43 a.m., police said. There were no passengers in the car. Ms. Tucker was found unresponsive and without a pulse and transported by an Amagansett ambulance crew to Stony Brook Southampton Hospital, where she was pronounced dead. The car was impounded for a ... 4 Mar 2020 by Staff Writer
A man who wanted drinks from the bar at the Springs Tavern was pushed out of the way by another man, he told East Hampton Town Police after the incident. He went on to get his drinks and was on his way back to his table when a second man pushed him. The first man who had pushed him then punched him and was joined by two other people. Security guards stepped in and the complainant left the bar with his girlfriend, according to a report filed at police headquarters after the incident, which took place at about 1 a.m. ... 2 Mar 2020 by Staff Writer
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