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 Sept. 17 East Hampton Town Planning Board public hearing on the proposed subdivision of almost 40 acres containing prime farmland in Wainscott began with neighbors pitted against neighbors but, after two hours, they seemed to coalesce, agreeing that the town should save as much of the farmland as possible.
Soon after Labor Day, during what East Hampton Town police called an illegal eviction, 12 university students from the island of Jamaica, working in East Hampton on J1 visas for the summer, lost many of their possessions, as well as thousands of dollars in cash. The thief, police believe, was an intermediary entrusted by the students to handle the lease arrangements.
The East Hampton Town Zoning Board of Appeals held a two-hour public hearing on Sept. 16 on whether to allow a boardwalk through the double dunes in Amagansett to accommodate access to the ocean beach by upland property owners who use wheelchairs. The hearing was essentially part two of the application.
A Springs second-home owner was brought in to East Hampton Town Justice Court Monday in handcuffs.
James Pine, 50, had been ticketed on May 31 by an East Hampton Animal Control officer because his two English bulldogs, Penelope and Theo, were found to have no licenses. Twice thereafter, in July and August, Mr. Pine failed to appear in court, leading Justice Steven Tekulsky to issue a warrant for his arrest.
A 20-year-old patient at Phoenix House, the Wainscott treatment center for young men struggling with drug abuse, was charged last week with felony assault for allegedly striking a 15-year-old fellow resident in the head with a plate, opening a gash above his eye that required several stitches.
East Hampton Town police in conjunction with the East End Drug Task Force arrested a Montauk man on Sept. 10 on charges of dealing cocaine during the summer of 2013.
Benjamin Carrero-Candelaria, 22, a native of Puerto Rico who spent this summer as well working in Montauk, was charged with four felonies involving sales of the narcotic over a five-week period. East Hampton Town Justice Steven Tekulsky set bail of $50,000 at his arraignment last Thursday, which was not posted. Mr. Carrero-Candelaria was taken to county jail in Riverside, where he remains.
A fight between a mason and a contractor at a property on Further Lane last month has resulted in a father and son facing assault charges, according to the East Hampton Village police. Keith J. Maniscalco, 51, of Rocky Point, was brought into East Hampton Town Justice Court in handcuffs Sept. 10 for an arraignment by Justice Lisa R. Rana on a felony assault charge after turning himself in that morning at police headquarters. One of his sons, who was reported to be out of the country, faces two misdemeanor charges when he returns.