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, “Harlem Nutcracker,” illustrated by James Ransome, is scheduled for publication in the fall of 2016 by HarperCollins children’s division.
David Eagan, the attorney for the Concerned Citizens of Wainscott, which has one lawsuit pending over a proposed Wainscott development and another waiting in the wings, blasted the East Hampton Town Attorney’s office this week for working too closely with real estate lawyers who are representing applications before the town.
The mother of a student at East Hampton High School on Long Lane reported to police that her son’s Emerica sneakers, valued at $85, were stolen from in front of a locker on March 20. Accompanied by an assistant principal, an officer searched the locker room and found the sneakers in a locker used by another student. When questioned, the student told police that he had found the sneakers on top of the lockers and put them away for safekeeping. The other student’s mother did not wish to press charges.
After the St. Patrick’s Day parade in Montauk on Sunday, there was a parade of a different sort at East Hampton Town Justice Court on Monday, with Justice Catherine A. Cahill in the reviewing stand as the previous day’s driving while intoxicated and serious drug arrestees were arraigned.
An East Hampton Village police officer spotted a 2006 Jeep Cherokee parked at the end of the Sea Spray access with five occupants on March 19 at 10 p.m. Approaching the vehicle, the officer noticed a strong smell of marijuana smoke, the police report said.
There is seemingly only one obstacle remaining between Michael Davis and his Wainscott Wombles development on the corner of Montauk Highway and Sayre’s Path, but that last obstacle may be impassable, at least according to David Eagan, an attorney for the Concerned Citizens of Wainscott and a neighbor, who is challenging the right of Mr. Davis to proceed with his plans to tear down the building there and construct a similarly-sized one with a garage, small house, and parking spaces behind it.
The East Hampton Town Zoning Board of Appeals ruled on Tuesday in favor of two applicants who needed variances to install septic systems. In a unanimous decision, the board found that a variance for a third floor was appropriate because it provided a way to put in a multi-ringed septic system that would conform to the county health code and help protect Lake Montauk.