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.
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.
The East Hampton Town Zoning Board of Appeals had applications before it in recent weeks on properties facing Gardiner’s Bay, delaying decision on one — which Tom Preiato, the town’s head building inspector called “an insult,” and saying no by a split vote to two others for a concrete revetment. A few mixed decisions and yeses were also handed out on less controversial proposals.
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.