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
The body of an unidentified woman was found on a bay-side beach in Montauk on Saturday, according to East Hampton Town Police. Foul play is not suspected, police said in a release issued on Sunday morning. The cause of death has not been determined. The East Hampton Town Detectives Division in conjunction with the Suffolk County Medical Examiner’s office are investigating the death of the middle-aged female discovered on the beach between Edward V. Ecker Sr. County Park and the town beach at Navy Road. Police were called to the area for a report of an unresponsive female at approximately ... 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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