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.
By a vote of 4 to 1, the lone dissenter being its chairman, the East Hampton Town Zoning Board of Appeals granted a variance on Tuesday that will allow Glen Pushelberg and George Yabu to keep their two-story house as is. The house lacks an interior staircase between the two floors, which is contrary to town code.
At about 2 a.m. on Friday, an East Hampton Town police officer pulled over a blue Subaru that was reportedly doing 44 miles per hour in a 30-mile-per-hour zone on Main Street in Amagansett. When speaking with the driver, Daniel I. Bailey, 30, of Southampton, the officer noticed a strong smell of marijuana in the car and coming from Mr. Bailey, police said. The officer reported a smell of alcohol coming from Mr. Bailey, as well.
Police and the Suffolk County district attorney’s office are continuing to investigate the cause of a fatal collision on Route 114 in East Hampton on July 29, which claimed the life of a Virginia man, Douglas Foster Schneiderman. Mr. Schneiderman, 51, was driving a Volvo when the accident occurred. The driver of the other vehicle, Brian K. Midgett Jr., was airlifted to Stony Brook University Medical Center, with what were described as serious injuries.
Andrew J. Volpe of East Hampton was driving a 1991 Acura north on Accabonac Road near Town Lane here at about 7 a.m. on Aug. 17 when he lost control of the car and crashed into a tree.
He told town police he could not remember the incident other than that he was drinking a cup of coffee. He complained of trouble breathing and was taken to Southampton Hospital, where he was treated and released.
“The Painting Plays,” a group of short plays by leading playwrights, all inspired by paintings from prominent East End artists, will be given staged readings on Saturday at Guild Hall at 8 p.m. by a stellar group of actors including Blythe Danner, Melissa Errico, Harris Yulin, and Tovah Feldshuh.
It is a concept close to Ms. Feldshuh’s heart.
“The goal is to cross-pollinate local artists with writers and actors,” she said on Sunday.
In an countywide operation focusing on the Town and Village of East Hampton, drawing from different police jurisdictions and using checkpoint stops and saturation patrols, police made 17 arrests Saturday night into Sunday morning for alcohol-related offences on the roads.