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.
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.
Quamine T. Taylor, who has been accused of breaking into the music and fashion mogul Sean Combs’s house in East Hampton on March 31 and using it as his own for 24 hours, appeared in East Hampton Town Court last Thursday before Justice Lisa R. Rana for pre-trial motions.
He had been arrested in a similar incident 10 years ago.
Kent F. Gaugler of Springs died Monday after a motorcycle crash on Three Mile Harbor Road in that hamlet early on Sunday. “He was pronounced dead at 5:03 last night,” East Hampton Town Police Chief Edward Ecker said on Tuesday.
Mr. Gaugler, who was 49, was reportedly riding a 2012 Harley-Davidson south near Gann Road when he lost control of it and crashed into a utility pole. No other vehicles were believed to have been involved in the crash, but police are still investigating.