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 nude body of a missing 27-year-old Ronkonkoma man was found on Sunday two miles east of Montauk Point by a recreational boater, after a search involving multiple agencies as well as state canine units proved fruitless.
As of yesterday, New York State Parks police, who were in charge of the investigation, had not released the man’s identity.
In an era when Broadway productions cost tens of millions of dollars, money spent on pyrotechnics and special effects in an effort to make the live theater experience more cinematic, the Bay Street Theatre’s new artistic director has a very different vision.
Essentially, Scott Schwartz asks a simple question: What does live theater offer that other entertainment mediums can’t?
It was a Friday in June, the end of a second and final day in a criminal trial in East Hampton Justice Court. It had been a long day. The courthouse was now closed, except for the courtroom, where Justice Lisa Rana was presiding. A witness was being cross-examined.
A phone near the justice began to ring. She disconnected the call, sending it into voicemail. It rang again. Again she disconnected it. When it rang a third time, she picked up the phone and pulled out the wire connecting it to the wall.
Driving across the double yellow line led to a traffic stop, an arrest on a felony charge of aggravated drunken driving, and the possible lifetime loss of driving privileges for a Northwest Woods man, who is being held without bail in the county jail in Riverside.
Nicholas Lobaccaro had had enough. In an apparent case of summertime exasperation last Thursday night, he moved a valet-parked vehicle that was blocking his driveway at 209 Main Street in East Hampton, near the c/o Maidstone inn and Living Room restaurant, damaging a BMW in the process and leading to his arrest.
A witness told East Hampton Village police that Mr. Lobaccaro got into a parked 2013 Chevrolet Tahoe, a car owned by a patron of the Living Room, and backed it into the BMW.