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.
What’s in a face?
The answer, one finds after a walk through the colorful, compact, but powerful exhibit at the Suffolk County Historical Society in Riverhead, is the ability to define one’s self-image, both as an individual and as a people. “Hidden and Forbidden: Art and Objects of Intolerance; Evolving Depictions of Blacks in America” will be on display through June 1.
Ice, snow, and prancing deer led to a number of accidents on the roads last week, according to reports released by East Hampton Town police.
Ryan Balnis of East Hampton told police he struck a deer while driving on Springs-Fireplace Road on the night of Jan. 25. The collision caused damage across the car’s front end, but Mr. Balnis was not hurt.
Is a new house to be built on Cranberry Hole Road in Amagansett closer to wetlands than the one already on the property? And would the new house be a minor enlargement or a major one? Those are the questions the East Hampton Town Zoning Board of Appeals wrestled with Tuesday as it considered Michael Patrick and Carol Sedwick’s application for several variances to tear down their 2,054-square-foot house and replace it with a larger one.
An 11-mile, O.J. Simpson-style pursuit of a BMW led to the arrest of a Southampton man at a little after 2 a.m. on Sunday. East Hampton Village police first spotted the car, with its headlights off, on Main Street, and finally ran it down near the Route 27 overlook in Hither Hills.
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.