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.
Neither driver involved in a dramatic two-car collision in Wainscott Friday evening can remember what actually caused it.
Donald Kalfin of Wainscott, 87, driving a 2011 Lexus SUV, was eastbound on Montauk Highway by the Highway Diner near Daniel’s Hole Road. Jose Tovarlam, 32, of East Hampton was headed west in a 2005 Toyota pickup. Suddenly, for no known reason, both cars veered across the dividing line, crashing together so hard that the Lexus went flying through the air and flipped over.
The nighttime thieves who have been preying upon unlocked cars in Springs and Montauk may have moved their operations to a new locale last weekend.
Cars parked between Accabonac Road and Springs-Fireplace Road in East Hampton were hit overnight on Saturday. The thieves went as far west as Three Mile Harbor Road, but the bulk of the incidents happened around Queens Lane.
At least 20 residents awoke to find their vehicles rifled through. Anything portable was taken.
“The Scottish Play” is the title many people substitute for “Macbeth” when inside the theater, not because they are interested in geography, but because, according to an ancient theatrical superstition, speaking the title aloud in a theater will bring calamity upon the speaker and the theater itself.
But only good luck was in the air at the Friday night debut of William Shakespeare’s bloody masterpiece, produced by the Round Table Theatre Company and Academy at LTV Studios in Wainscott.
The familiar sight of Ford Crown Victoria police cars patrolling both the town and the village will soon be a memory. The venerable “Crown Vic” is being retired, to be replaced by the Ford Interceptor. East Hampton Town police may roll out the first one within the week.
The first drunken-driving arrest of the new year occurred shortly after midnight on Jan. 1, when East Hampton Town police stopped Selma C. Caplan, 46, of Northwest Woods, saying she had been swerving over road lines into oncoming traffic and back onto the shoulder. She was stopped on Cedar Street after making the turn from North Main Street.
Cranberry Hole Road in Amagansett was the site of a serious accident on Monday at dusk when a westbound 2012 Chevrolet driven by Eleanor Glennon, 81, of Amagansett, ran into a 2004 GMC truck parked on the shoulder. Mrs. Glennon’s husband, John Glennon, 81, was airlifted to Stony Brook University Hospital, where he was initially listed in serious condition.
Mrs. Glennon was taken to Southampton Hospital along with the couple’s two grandchildren, ages 6 and 7, who were seated in back. All three were released after treatment.
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.