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.
A Mercury seen weaving along Montauk Highway in Wainscott early on Easter Sunday led to a circuitous trip to the county jail for a Springs man, who now faces three felony charges and probable deportation.
A Montauk resident who was headed west on the highway called 911 a little after 1 a.m., saying that a white car had been swerving dangerously in and out of its lane and had just pulled into the Hess gas station. The caller, whose name was not released, followed the car into the station and waited for the police.
On the cool morning of March 25, East Hampton Village Police Chief Gerard Larsen was sitting in his unmarked car in the Main Beach parking lot, sipping a cup of hot coffee, when a gold Mercedes-Benz rolled up next to him.
The Mercedes driver lowered his window, and the chief did likewise.
“I thought he wanted directions,” Chief Larsen said Tuesday. Instead, the man asked the chief if he smoked grass.
Spring is literally springing through the air for the Springs Community Theater, as its actors soar above the stage during rehearsal at Guild Hall for a new production of the ever-popular 1954 musical version of the J.M. Barrie classic, “Peter Pan.”
“It was a dream of hers. She always wanted to do it,” Barbara Mattson, the producer, said of her long-time friend, and co-driving force behind the company, Jayne Freedman.
The fate of the last parcel of undivided farmland in the Wainscott corridor, once part of two farms owned by the Hedges and the Osborne families, came before the East Hampton Town Planning Board on March 20.
The land, almost 40 acres at 55 Wainscott Hollow Road once owned by Ronald Lauder, is owned now by a limited liability company with the address as its name.
After Sunday’s St. Patrick’s Day parade in Montauk, a somber, much more sober, and smaller parade took place Monday morning in East Hampton Town Justice Court, when three men and a woman arrested in Montauk after the parade ended were arraigned on charges of driving while intoxicated. All the arrests occurred within a four-hour time span.