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.
Orlando J. Roberts, 30, of Montauk was pulled over in front of Tiny Underwood’s Motel on West Lake Drive in that hamlet on the afternoon of Sept. 11 for allegedly talking on a cellphone while driving. Mr. Roberts got out of the car despite an officer’s telling him to stay inside, East Hampton Town police said.
An East Hampton Town police officer stopped Rosa C. Fikir, 37, of Springs a little before 3 a.m. on Friday near Three Mile Harbor Road after she allegedly swerved across lane lines and continued to drive erratically as she turned into Tub Oarsman Road. She came to a complete stop in the middle of the road, according to the report, and reversed before stopping again and finally turning into a driveway.
East Hampton Village police arrested an East Hampton man last week on charges stemming from a barrage of anti-Obama graffiti in various locations.
Lawrence G. Nickel, 63, was charged on Sept. 18 with one felony count of criminal mischief, 12 misdemeanor vandalism counts, and one count of petty larceny. Chief Gerard Larsen said the felony charge, criminal mischief in the third degree, stemmed from the aggregate damage in the 12 misdemeanor incidents, which was estimated at $488. The threshold for such a charge is $250.
Frank A. Hanna, 30, accused by East Hampton Town police in the accidental shooting of a friend, Freddie Stephens, with a .44-caliber handgun on May 24, pleaded guilty in Suffolk County Criminal Court on Sept. 6 to one charge, reckless assault in the second degree, a Class D felony.
Justice Mark D. Cohen sentenced him on Sept. 10 to a year in county jail, with time already served counting toward the sentence. He will be eligible for release in January, according to his attorney, Susan Menu.
It takes a family to make a bagel — and to run a bagel mini empire.
“Izzy was the bagel maven,” Paul Wayne, a partner in Goldberg’s Famous Bagels in East Hampton and Montauk, said of his grandfather, Izzy Goldberg, who started the family in the bagel business in the years after World War II.
A preliminary plan to tear down the old Star Room, before that the Swamp nightclub, at East Gate Road and Montauk Highway in Wainscott, and replace it with a 5,400-square foot car wash, came before the East Hampton Town Planning Board on Sep. 12.
The former discotheque, on a roughly 50,000 square-foot parcel, has been closed for over 10 years. “It’s an eyesore,” said Dianna Weir, the board’s vice chairwoman.
A four-year battle that began in the spring of 2008 with the construction of a gate at 17 Beverly Road in Springs may finally be drawing to a close, as the East Hampton Town Zoning Board of Appeals began preliminary deliberations on the drawn-out affair on Sept. 11.