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, “Harlem Nutcracker,” illustrated by James Ransome, is scheduled for publication in the fall of 2016 by HarperCollins children’s division.
Just as spring buds bloom into summer flowers, Scott Schwartz, Bay Street Theatre’s artistic director, intends to nurture fledgling plays into potential main-stage productions. In the works is a series of staged readings of new plays, to be held at the Sag Harbor theater every spring, with the first three kicking off the series next weekend.
The East Hampton Town Zoning Board of Appeals gave a Wainscott property owner unanimous approval Tuesday night for a second house on a single property, an apparent first since two houses on one site are prohibited by the town code. Members not only approved the proposal but praised it, although one, Don Cirillo, questioned the sincerity of one of the applicant’s stated goals, the preservation of a historic farmhouse.
The Montauk Fire Department began its celebration of its 75th anniversary on Sunday with an ecumenical memorial service at St. Therese of Lisieux Catholic Church honoring all those who have served the department who have since died. A roll call of the deceased firemen and ladies auxiliary members was read, with the church bell rung after each name.
Christian A. Maldonado, 23, of Montauk was arrested Friday afternoon and charged with selling cocaine last September. East Hampton Town police, acting in conjunction with Suffolk County District Attorney Thomas Spota’s East End Drug Task Force, made the arrest, their second this year on selling cocaine-related charges.
There were eight or nine family members and friends in the courtroom Saturday morning when Mr. Maldonado was arraigned. His attorney, Neil Rogers, entered a plea of not guilty on his behalf.
The case of the People of the State of New York v. Jason Lee, the Goldman Sachs managing director accused of raping a 20-year-old Irishwoman in East Hampton last summer, is inching, slowly but, according to both sides, surely, toward a trial this summer.
There were two arrests last week on drunken-driving charges, both made by the East Hampton Town police.
Lee A. Grimes, 28, was pulled over early Saturday morning for failing to signal as she turned off Flamingo Avenue onto West Lake Drive in Montauk, police said. Ms. Grimes, a lifetime Montauk resident, reportedly failed roadside sobriety tests and refused to take the breath test back at police headquarters.
The owners of Naturally Good Foods and Cafe in Montauk are planning to open a restaurant on the hamlet’s Main Street, opposite Herb’s Market in the space formerly known as Mtk Cafe.
Like their shop and cafe on South Etna Avenue, the restaurant will serve healthful food, but this eatery will stay open for dinner service. There will be beer and wine, which will be “all organic and biodynamic,” Lauren Katz, one of the owners, said Sunday.