T.E. McMorrow began freelancing for The Star in 2009, before coming on staff, full time, at the end of 2011. He is a member of the Drama Desk in New York. His book, “Nutcracker in Harlem,” illustrated by James Ransome, is scheduled for publication in the fall of 2016 by HarperCollins children’s division.
A Woodside man driving a company van to the farmers market in Springs in order to sell pickles was charged Saturday morning with 10 misdemeanors, mostly relating to possession of drugs.
East Hampton Town police said Peter Chau was pulled over on North Main Street, East Hampton, because his rear license plate was “crooked.” The officer reportedly found that Mr. Chau’s license had been suspended three times for failure to pay a fine in Queens, which led initially to his arrest.
An East Hampton man was charged with drunken driving shortly after midnight Monday after crashing his 2009 Mercedes Benz into a telephone pole in Wainscott, according to East Hampton Town police.
William A. Dreher Jr., 48, told the first officer to arrive that he had lost control of the car “due to wet pavement.” He had been eastbound, just past the Montauk Highway intersection with West Gate Road, before veering across the highway and hitting the pole.
The annual Barcelona Point boat party on Sunday was either very poorly attended or rescheduled for another weekend.
The watery revelry has been held on the first Sunday in August for several years, but only about 30 craft were in the waters of Northwest Harbor on Sunday.
Enforcement personnel from Sag Harbor, Shelter Island, East Hampton Town Marine Patrol, the Suffolk County Sheriff’s Department, and the Coast Guard were among those on hand Sunday to monitor the party. One arrest was made for boating while intoxicated.
Southampton Town police have asked the public to assist them in an investigation of a "hide-a-key" thief possibly responsible for a series of burglaries.
According to a release from Detective Sgt. Lisa A. Costa, a man drove up to a Water Mill house on Friday and lifted the doormat at the front door, searching for a key. The statement does not indicate whether the man entered the house.
A Long Island Rail Road train headed for Montauk is being held up in Amityville after it struck and killed a man on the tracks on Saturday afternoon.
As police investigated, between 110 and 150 passengers were stuck on the eastbound train, which left Jamaica at 12:10 p.m. The accident occurred at about 12:45 p.m. The train was due in Montauk at 3 p.m.
Trains were delayed in both directions. Though service was expected to be restored soon, trains will be bypassing the Amityville station during the investigation.