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.
“That’s definitely the cheapest way out of the situation,” said Max Corrigan to Danielle Wright, one of three women clustered around his work table, each of them with a different smartphone crisis. Behind them, all the way to the door, stood a waiting line of customers.
In East Hampton Town Justice Court last Thursday, the attorney for Martin Soto, who was arrested in June on felony rape charges, waived, for now, the time limitations on when the prosecution would have to bring Mr. Soto to trial.
Mr. Soto was arrested on June 15 by the East Hampton Town police, accused of having sexual relations with a 12-year-old girl in 2004.
East Hampton Town police followed up their second sweep in two weeks against drunken driving with a different kind of sweep: checking taxis in Montauk and Amagansett to make sure the vehicles and drivers are in compliance with required town and state laws.
“Most of the cabs are compliant with the law,” Chief Edward Ecker said on Tuesday, stressing the need for the taxis as a safe alternative for those who might be tempted to drive after drinking.