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The Most-Read DansPapers.com Articles of 2015

It was quite a year on the East End. Take a look back with DansPapers.com on the most-read articles of 2015.

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10. Police Arrest All Montauk Residents, Visitors

Police say all of Montauk is under arrest
Police say all of Montauk is under arrest, Photo: Colin Young, Leah-Anne Thompson/iStock/Thinkstock

Responding to public outcry over the chaos and lawlessness that has plagued Montauk this summer, the Hamptons Police announced that every man, woman and child currently occupying the hamlet is under arrest until further notice.

9. 2015 Fourth of July Fireworks in the Hamptons & North Fork
Fourth of July weekend is a huge deal in the Hamptons. Fireworks are a huge deal in the Hamptons. Put them together, and you have the 9th most-read article on DansPapers.com published in 2015.

8. 10 Little Known, Must-Watch Shows on Netflix, Hulu or Amazon
DansPapers.com’s team of master television watchers recommend 10 shows that are underappreciated and not well known. These shows can be streamed online right now.

7. Kim Kardashian: Hollywood Gets Hamptons Update
Kourtney and Khloe Take the Hamptons may be over, but the Kardashians aren’t done with us yet. A new update to the mobile game Kim Kardashian: Hollywood adds an all-new Hamptons area and allows users to participate in activities related to the the Kardashians’ adventures here in summer 2015.

6. Man Burned, Three Vehicles Destroyed in Fire at Eastport Parking Lot [VIDEO]

Police say a man was trying to kill bedbugs with rubbing alcohol when he lit his rental car on fire.
Police say a man was trying to kill bedbugs with rubbing alcohol when he lit his rental car on fire. Photo credit: Brendan J. O’Reilly

Suffolk County Police Department reported that a man who suffered burns in a vehicle fire was trying to kill bedbugs.

5. Hamptons Police Spend $1.3 Million on Unmarked Luxury Cars

Hamptons Police officers shop for undercover cars
Hamptons Police officers shop for undercover cars, Photo: Boarding1Now, Lisa F. Young, videodet/iStock Editorial, iStock/Thinkstock

Citing difficulty keeping undercover on the Hamptons streets during the summer season, the Hamptons Police Department announced the purchase and deployment of a new fleet of unmarked police luxury cars.

4. Canal Traffic Halted After Hamptons Police Get Submarine Stuck in Locks

Jaws VIII, the Hamptons Police Department's military-surplus submarine, failed to pass through the the locks in the Shinnecock Canal.
Jaws VIII, the Hamptons Police Department’s military-surplus submarine, failed to pass through the locks in the Shinnecock Canal.

The Shinnecock Canal was closed to marine traffic for more than four hours as the Hamptons Police Department struggled to free Jaws VIII, the agency’s military surplus submarine, from the canal locks.

3. Hamptons Police Acquire Surplus Submarine
In order to better protect local shores and keep an eye on East End boaters, the Hamptons Police Department added a military surplus submarine to its fleet.

2. Christie Brinkley Makes Fun of Herself in New Infiniti Commercial
Bridgehampton’s Christie Brinkley reprises her Vacation character in a car commercial.

1. Hamptons Police Submarine Unit Makes First Arrest

The HPDSU makes its first arrest June 7.
The HPDSU makes its first arrest June 7. Photo credit: Oliver Peterson with Fightbegin/iStock/Thinkstock

The Hamptons Police Department’s new submarine accounted f0r three of the top 10 stories of 2015. The military surplus vessel became the subject of national fascination.

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