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.
Matthew J. Byank, whose pregnant fiancée, Lauren M. Parris, died in a motorcycle crash in May 2010 after he tried to outrun police on the Napeague stretch, pleaded guilty on May 9 to second-degree manslaughter. He will be sentenced on July 18 to 2 to 7 years in prison by Suffolk County Judge C. Randall Hinrichs. The sentence was agreed upon as part of a plea-bargaining process.
An East Hampton man was charged on May 12 with raping a girl under the age of 15 whom he met online, the second such case here within the last two months.
After a brief scuffle, East Hampton Town police arrested Enrique Monge-Pucha, 22. He was charged with two felonies, the most serious being rape, as well as two misdemeanors.
East Hampton Town police will be cracking down on drunken driving this holiday weekend and throughout the summer by joining forces with police departments across the East End in a program announced yesterday by Suffolk County District Attorney Thomas J. Spota’s office.
The program, called NiteCAP, or Nighttime Concentrated Alcohol Patrol, will deploy selected combined units from across the East End on a rolling basis, with the goal of increasing the numbers of D.W.I. arrests town by town.
A fence war broke out during the East Hampton Town Planning Board’s May 9 meeting, pitting the owner of the Amagansett I.G.A., also called Cirillo’s Market, against a long-vacant building and parking lot next door.
Fran Cirillo, the market’s owner, is expanding it, on both the east and west sides of the building, by about 5,000 square feet, to over 20,000 square feet. She received site-plan approval from the board last August.