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 Montauk Beach House, a motel and club in downtown Montauk, received a certificate of occupancy from the East Hampton Town Building Department on Tuesday, after the head building inspector agreed that the key issue — whether it was operating two different businesses — was a matter for the town’s Ordinance Enforcement Department.
The owners of two neighboring properties facing Gardiner’s Bay in Springs, part of the Clearwater Beach Association, would like to install a revetment that would span both sites, but must first obtain a variance from the East Hampton Town Zoning Board of Appeals. Their application for a natural resources special permit, the latest in a series related to beach erosion caused by Hurricane Sandy, came before the board on June 4.
Ten 7-Eleven franchise stores on eastern Long Island, including the one in Sag Harbor, and four franchises in Virginia were seized by the United States Justice Department on Monday morning, their owners accused of identity theft, conspiring to commit wire fraud, and harboring illegal immigrants who worked at the stores, while simultaneously skimming their wages.
The recent string of accidents caused by drunken drivers continued last week after a seven-day lull with two more incidents, landing one driver in jail and the other in the hospital.
Francisco C. Quevedo, 44, of Springs lost control of his car on Three Mile Harbor-Hog Creek Road in Springs just before midnight Monday, as he approached Gann Road. The car struck a telephone pole hard enough to split it, and the car overturned.
Sag Harbor police made a trip to Queens on Friday to arrest an Ozone Park couple on felony charges of grand larceny.
Surajdyal S. Sukraj, 40, and his wife, Nina H. Sukraj, 35, allegedly stole blank checks from the house of an unidentified Sag Harbor resident in April, then made them payable to cash. The pair eventually withdrew a total of $54,600 from the victim’s checking account.
A Southampton man who police say was speeding on Cedar Street in East Hampton in a gold Pontiac with Arizona plates early Monday morning was charged by town police with driving while intoxicated and resisting arrest. Mortimer A. Rubin, 30, was reported to have been moving at 45 miles an hour in a 30-miles-per-hour zone, causing an officer to follow him.