A Montauk surfer and a longtime lifeguard will have their day in court on Aug. 22, and the outcome may shake things up or settle them down at Ditch Plain, the popular Montauk surfing beach.
Jasper Conroy, a 26-year-old surfer, was charged on July 9 with violating the town code by failing to get out of the water when told to do so. The lifeguard, John McGeehan, who also is the town squad’s assistant chief, had called the marine patrol to report that the young man had disobeyed his directive.
Steven Paluba learned how to cook at 14 by watching his mother prepare dinner for the family and was soon adapting her recipes to suit his own tastes. But the one meal he created for Gordon Ramsay, the villain of culinary TV, on the Fox network’s “Hell’s Kitchen” did not meet with Mr. Ramsay’s taste and made the Montauk chef the first contestant to be told to remove his chef’s coat on the show’s July 18 airing.
To stand in the newly renovated Montauk Medical Practice you’d never believe it was the same place. Though the exterior of the building has not changed, the interior seems somehow larger and brighter. The walls are painted a pale blue with wainscoting, the floors are a dark wood, and the 12 chairs in the waiting area are also of a dark wood with a pale blue floral print on the cushions. The reception area is less cluttered and more spacious. The building now has four examination rooms and an urgent-care unit.
A motion by the Town of East Hampton to throw out a case filed against it by the Ellis family over establishing further access to Lake Montauk was dismissed by New York State Supreme Court Justice W. Gerard Asher on June 28.
Harry Ellis sued after the town attempted to clear a parcel just south of his house on East Lake Drive in Montauk and open it to the public. “I didn’t want to file a suit against the town that would cost the taxpayers money, but the gun was put to my head,” he said.