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.
There are no happy stories in this place, at least not for me.
Sure, there are weddings. Weddings are happy. Brides are pretty, grooms dashing. I don’t cover weddings. Weddings don’t make the front page and they don’t sell newspapers, unless they’re marrying two super-size flavors of the month, or unless it involves local royalty.
Me, I get the aftermath, the wives beaten, orders of protection violated. Wife stabs husband in self defense? That will sell newspapers.
Jeffrey Ahn, an honor student at the Trinity School in Manhattan, was struck and killed by a taxicab as he walked along Old Stone Highway from the Amagansett train station toward his family’s house on Arbor Lane on Saturday afternoon. He was 17.
“Just a tragic, tragic accident,” East Hampton Town Police Chief Edward Ecker said on Sunday. “There wasn’t any drinking or drugs involved here,” the chief said of the driver of the Lindy’s taxi, Ladislav Smigura.
Segundo J. Ordonez, 66, of East Hampton was driving a 1998 Chevy east on East Hampton Village Main Street near David’s Lane and drifting onto the shoulder on Sunday at about 10 p.m., village police said. Mr. Ordonez allegedly told the officer who pulled him over that he’d had two beers earlier in the night.
An East Hampton man arrested on June 15 on a charge of child sex abuse stemming from an alleged 2004 incident was released last Thursday after time ran out for the Suffolk County district attorney to get an indictment.
“This is all just a lie. All we can do is stand strong with our faith,” said Mary Soto, a niece of Martin A. Soto, 48, who was charged by East Hampton Town police. The alleged victim was under 13 at the time.
Gloria Sanchez of Montauk was westbound on Montauk Highway in a 2006 Honda Friday morning when, she told police, she felt “light-headed.” She passed out near the intersection of Wainscott Northwest Road, losing control of the car, which veered off into the woods.
The Honda was not totaled, but was towed away after Ms. Sanchez was taken to Southampton Hospital, complaining of chest pains. The car’s undercarriage and driver’s-side front end were damaged, with repairs estimated to be less than $1,000.
After holding scheduled public hearings on June 12, the East Hampton Town Zoning Board of Appeals went into a work session and debated the proposed development of three contiguous lots located on the border of the Montauk Downs golf course on South Fairview Avenue, Montauk.