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.
An employee carrying much of the East Hampton I.G.A.’s weekend cash intake in a bank-drop bag was robbed at gunpoint on Saturday night in the parking lot behind the North Main Street store.
Detective Lt. Chris Anderson of the East Hampton Town police said the theft was reported at 10:19 p.m. The victim described the gunman as “a black male, in his 20s, short in stature,” wearing a gray hooded sweatshirt. He had “a Jamaican accent,” police were told.
Was the driveway asphalt, or was it gravel, or was it gravel-covered oil? And is gravel-covered oil the same as asphalt?
Those were the questions of the day at the East Hampton Town Zoning Board of Appeals hearing on March 26. The driveway in question is part of a sprawling 186,000-square-foot property at 2118 Montauk Highway on Napeague owned by Lawrence Weiss.
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.
Southampton Town police have asked the public to assist them in an investigation of a "hide-a-key" thief possibly responsible for a series of burglaries.
According to a release from Detective Sgt. Lisa A. Costa, a man drove up to a Water Mill house on Friday and lifted the doormat at the front door, searching for a key. The statement does not indicate whether the man entered the house.
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.