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 lifetime resident of East Hampton is greeting the New Year in county jail after pleading guilty on Monday to harassment, a violation. Lewis C. Seitz, 58, was sentenced to 15 days in jail.
Mr. Seitz was arrested Friday night after a dispute with Alexander Colonna, the owner of the Springs house in which he lived. Mr. Seitz had shoved Mr. Colonna, according to the police.
An East Hampton man who recently moved to Springs was arrested early Monday morning on a felony drunken-driving charge by the East Hampton Village police. Jesse Scott Lien, 33, reportedly told police he had had “a couple of beers” when he was pulled over on Montauk Highway near Green Hollow Road. Police said he was driving on the shoulder of the road at the time.
Last Thursday was the final day in 2014 for criminal cases to be adjudicated in East Hampton Town Justice Court. Several men learned that day that they would be spending the holidays, as well as the next few months, in county jail after being sentenced for various misdemeanor crimes.
“The Town of East Hampton v. Clan-Fitz, et al.,” East Hampton Town Justice Steven Tekulsky said Monday morning, calling the attorneys for both the town and Cyril’s Fish House to the floor in court once again. The legal battle has been raging between the two for years, in both local and state court. But, in keeping with the holiday sentiment, there was an air of peace between the two on Monday.
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.