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 last time I went to the Southampton Cultural Center to review a play, it was for a revival of “Motherhood Out Loud” earlier this year, and I was pleasantly surprised by the high level of the production from the mostly amateur company, Center Stage. A return on Saturday night for a Center Stage production of “The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas” was a disappointment.
This is an ill-conceived rendition of the 1978 hit that ran on Broadway for over 1,500 performances.
A storage facility on Goodfriend Drive in East Hampton that was said to be for one man’s car collection seemed to be traveling along a smooth road until last week when it hit a massive pothole. During preliminary site plan review by the East Hampton Town Planning Board back in July, the applicant, Derek Trulson, said, “I have a collection of muscle cars. I want to store my cars there. My cars are toys, but they are also investments.”
A Center Moriches woman was cleared of all charges against her in East Hampton Town Justice Court last Thursday. Leila Saguto had lost control of her car on Montauk Highway near Georgica Road in East Hampton Village in the early evening of Aug. 26. A witness told village police that Ms. Saguto had been in convulsions.
When police arrived at the accident, they reported a smell of alcohol coming from Ms. Saguto. Police said she told them she had had a couple of vodka-and-orange-juice drinks at the Stephen Talkhouse in Amagansett.
A string of eight burglaries in Sag Harbor over the course of the summer has been allegedly resolved with the Oct. 7 arrest of a 17-year-old village resident, Devin K. Brevard.
Sag Harbor police had been secretive about the incidents, although there were some reports that liquor was the main target.
Besides the eight burglary charges, all felonies on a serious “C” level, the teenager faces a charge of car theft and four counts of possession of stolen property.
Sitting on the stage Saturday night at the Bridgehampton Community House outside the beautifully rendered set by Peter-Tolin Baker, I was taken back to the New York theater world of the 1970s and the 1980s.
At a point in time when the city itself was dying, the theater world was thriving. As businesses abandoned the city, theater groups were moving into the spaces they had left behind.
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.