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.
After a somewhat contentious debate Tuesday night, the East Hampton Town Zoning Board of Appeals approved a subdivision of a Georgica Association property that will leave the resulting lots smaller than the five-acre standard there. The four board members who voted to approve the requested variance from the minimum lot size held that by doing so they were actually reducing density, in accordance with the goals of the comprehensive plan for the area.
A Montauk fisherman was back in handcuffs Tuesday morning, arraigned in East Hampton Town Justice Court for the second time in less than a month.
Donald J. Dalbora, 44, was arrested on a misdemeanor charge of driving while intoxicated the night before in Montauk. Last month, he was picked up on a warrant after repeatedly failing to answer an earlier drunken-driving charge, that one stemming from a September 2013 arrest.
The Montauk Movie, where rainy days could be spent catching the latest flick, will be reincarnated in the coming months as SoulCycle, where folks will be able to spin their days away instead, if a site plan now before the East Hampton Town Planning Board is approved. Although no structural changes to the building are planned, the change of use triggers the review.
A New Year’s Day incident stemming from a lovers’ triangle led on Monday to the arrest of an East Hampton man.
Darius Z. Petty, 24, was in the county jail in Riverside as of yesterday, unable to post the $5,000 bail set by East Hampton Town Justice Lisa Rana during his arraignment on Tuesday. He is charged with felony criminal mischief as well as menacing, a misdemeanor.
A Springs man who was arrested early New Year’s morning on an aggravated charge of driving while intoxicated was taken at some point afterward to Southampton Hospital with unspecified injuries and not arraigned until the next day.
East Hampton Town police said they spotted Juan P. Farez, 29, making an illegal turn that morning from the parking lot behind Amagansett Main Street and then driving down the center safety lane. “Yes, I have been drinking, and I shouldn’t have been driving,” he reportedly told them.
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.