Last Thursday a little after 9 a.m., Thomas Barton of Springs backed his 2004 Ford pickup truck out of a driveway on Sherwood Lane in that hamlet and put it in drive, intending to head north, when he saw a water bottle fly up in the air, according to a report from East Hampton Town police.
There are no happy stories in this place, at least not for me.
Sure, there are weddings. Weddings are happy. Brides are pretty, grooms dashing. I don’t cover weddings. Weddings don’t make the front page and they don’t sell newspapers, unless they’re marrying two super-size flavors of the month, or unless it involves local royalty.
Me, I get the aftermath, the wives beaten, orders of protection violated. Wife stabs husband in self defense? That will sell newspapers.