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 four-year battle that began in the spring of 2008 with the construction of a gate at 17 Beverly Road in Springs may finally be drawing to a close, as the East Hampton Town Zoning Board of Appeals began preliminary deliberations on the drawn-out affair on Sept. 11.
Gene Gilligan of Amagansett was driving his 1991 Mercedes north on Napeague Meadow Road when a deer ran in front of his car on Friday night, police said. He swerved to avoid the animal and lost control of the car, striking about four concrete posts at the side of the road, before the car flipped over. Mr. Gilligan suffered abrasions to his head and was taken to Southampton Hospital. A police report described the car as demolished.
After graduating from Roslyn High School, Gregg Saunders skipped college and went to work driving a delivery truck for his grandparents’ milk company, but he was drawn to the real estate business as a young man and began working for various firms in Brooklyn and Manhattan.
“He wanted to be on his own,” his wife, Alsou Saunders, said Friday. “He wanted to be independent. . . . He
didn’t want to be a broker, he wanted to own things,” she said.
A dispute over a $13,000 Italian racing bicycle between the Sag Harbor Cycle Company and a former employee led to the arrest last Thursday morning of that employee, Myles W. Romanow, 36, of Water Mill.
Mr. Romanow had helped set up the shop, Sag Harbor police said, and was using the Campagnolo Gruppo Record 11 racing bicycle to get back and forth to work. After leaving the company in July, however, he kept the bike.
Daniel S. Hewes of Springs and Manhattan, 22, was arrested last Thursday morning and charged with rape.
Specifically, Mr. Hewes faces two class D felony counts of sexual crimes against a minor: criminal sexual acts in the second degree and rape, where an adult over 18 has sexual contact with a child under 15. He was additionally charged with two misdemeanors, third-degree sexual abuse and endangering the welfare of a minor.
Southampton Town police have asked the public to assist them in an investigation of a "hide-a-key" thief possibly responsible for a series of burglaries.
According to a release from Detective Sgt. Lisa A. Costa, a man drove up to a Water Mill house on Friday and lifted the doormat at the front door, searching for a key. The statement does not indicate whether the man entered the house.
A Long Island Rail Road train headed for Montauk is being held up in Amityville after it struck and killed a man on the tracks on Saturday afternoon.
As police investigated, between 110 and 150 passengers were stuck on the eastbound train, which left Jamaica at 12:10 p.m. The accident occurred at about 12:45 p.m. The train was due in Montauk at 3 p.m.
Trains were delayed in both directions. Though service was expected to be restored soon, trains will be bypassing the Amityville station during the investigation.