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.
The drowning of a New York City woman off Montauk Point over the weekend is still under investigation, but so far, signs indicate that her fall from the boat she was on with her husband was accidental, according to the head of the Suffolk County Homicide squad, Detective Lt. Jack Fitzpatrick.
A traffic stop for an illegal U-turn on Main Street in Amagansett ended with an arrest on a heroin possession charge last week.
East Hampton Town police said that a Hampton Bays man, Cory A. Mercurio, 24, was driving a 1993 Ford when he made the illegal turn on the night of Aug. 6. The officer who made the stop said that the car smelled of marijuana and that Mr. Mercurio “appeared to be extremely nervous.”
A 2006 Toyota crashed into a utility pole on Old Montauk Highway in Montauk on Aug. 3, rolling over, snapping the pole in two, and knocking out power in Hither Hills for several hours. The accident happened at 1:30 in the afternoon, 500 feet west of Washington Avenue.
The driver, Jonas Ahern of Southampton, and his passenger, Rosemary R. Lee, were reportedly conscious and alert afterward but complaining of pain. Both were taken to Southampton Hospital.
A man arrested by East Hampton Town police last month on charges of drunken driving after a crash on Route 114 that sent a mother and child to the hospital was indicted last week on three felony charges, the most serious of which could result in a sentence of up to seven years in prison.
A bicyclist from New York City was struck by a car Saturday morning on Napeague and was airlifted to the Stony Brook University Medical Center. The accident happened on Route 27 at Shipwreck Drive.
According to Ellen P. Grew of West Hartford, Conn., the driver of the westbound 2012 Subaru that struck 40-year-old Adam Cohen, the bicyclist appeared to be trying to make a left turn from the westbound shoulder, across the highway and onto Shipwreck Drive.
The results of a blood test could have serious legal ramifications for a Florida man who is staying with his girlfriend in East Hampton.
East Hampton Town police say that Patrick J. Dowd of Indiantown, 27, was driving Sunday night with a Montauk woman in front and her 1-year-old in a safety seat in back, when he veered back and forth over the double yellow line on Flamingo Avenue. An officer pulled him over on Industrial Road, near where it curves into Second House Road.
A brand-new black 2013 Mercedes-Benz S.U.V. is the latest luxury car stolen overnight around Wainscott this summer. Its owner, Marisa Cicco of New York City, called East Hampton Town police on the morning of Aug. 6 to report the theft.
The Mercedes had been parked in her driveway on Westwood Road the night before. It was purchased six weeks earlier for a reported $180,000.
It was a world of disconnection through over-connection that Ray Bradbury foresaw in his 1953 short story “The Murderer.” A world in which people’s ears were filled with music as they walked through their days, staying in moment-to-moment communication through their phones with their job, their friends, their lovers, their families. Connected, yet isolated from the world around them.
A Montauk driver who was convicted of a felony heroin charge a year ago was arraigned on the same charge in court on Sunday.
East Hampton Town police also accused Jonathan M. Elsis, 26, of possession of heroin and possession of a hypodermic needle, both misdemeanors.