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.
Sag Harbor Village police arrested Thomas Palumbo, 37, of Quogue last Thursday evening and charged him with stealing money being collected for Jhenny Bueno Arias, a 36-year-old mother of four severely injured after being hit by a car while walking home from work on Jan. 15.
Sag Harbor police arrested a Ronkonkoma couple last Thursday and charged them with multiple counts of forgery in the second degree.
Nicholas Marino, 22, and Kathleen Danielson, 23, reportedly stole 19 blank checks from an elderly Main Street resident, forged his signature on the checks, and cashed 17 of them to the tune of $3,330, according to the police.
An East Hampton woman, 23-year-old Kelly Anne Doroski, was killed in a one-car crash at about 6:30 p.m. last Thursday. The accident happened on Route 114, in the Goodfriend Drive area.
According to her mother, Patricia Doroski of Sag Harbor, the young woman’s southbound 2009 Mazda struck a small strip of curbing near Plank Road, causing her to lose control of the car, which ran off the road into a stand of trees.
The snow Friday night led to some slipping and sliding on the roadways in the Town of East Hampton.
Carlos Barros of East Hampton had his 2005 Toyota slide off Abraham’s Path a little after 9 p.m. The rear passenger side of the car struck a tree. Mr. Barros was unhurt and able to drive away.
Eileen Hickey-Hulme of East Hampton and New York had an unexpected cold-water dip in the dark before dawn on Monday. According to a police report, Ms. Hickey-Hulme, an artist, was rescued from a sinking boat moored at Gardiner’s Marina at about 4 a.m. that day.
East Hampton Town police officers, responding to a 911 emergency call, were flagged down by Paul Lester of East Hampton as they entered the marina. Mr. Lester had fallen into the water as he tried to escape the sinking craft, police said, and was soaking wet.
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.
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.