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 Wyandanch man who was stopped for allegedly speeding down Newtown Lane in East Hampton Village on Saturday evening ended up with the driver under arrest on a misdemeanor charge of drug possession. Given that motorists were being kept off the roads because of the weather this week, there were few arrests, but one man was charged with stealing a plastic snow shovel.
A Springs man who drives commercial vehicles for a living is facing a possible lifetime revocation of his driving privileges after being arrested for the fifth time on a drunken driving charge.
James D. Beckwith, 53, was arrested by East Hampton Town Police on a misdemeanor charge of aggravated driving while intoxicated late Sunday night. At police headquarters, he took a breath test, police said, which produced a reading of .23 of 1 percent, well over the .18 level that triggers the elevated aggravated charge.
A resident of Accabonac Road, East Hampton, was arrested last Thursday afternoon on charges of drug possession.
East Hampton Village Police charged Chase Thompson Wintjen, 21, with three misdemeanors. Mr. Wintjen was approaching the end of a three-year probation sentence when he was arrested, according to statements he made during his arraignment Friday morning in East Hampton Town Justice Court. He was on probation after being convicted in a matter that was sealed by the court; he was 18 at the time.
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.
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.