East End Notebook: Guns, Drugs, Garbage & Bologna

Also this week, a Montauk man is accused of staging an accident to hide his vehicle after a fatal hit-and-run.


During Edward Orr's first appearance in Suffolk County Criminal Court on charges related to a fatal hit and run in Amagansett in October, the prosecution made claims that Orr tried to cover it up by staging a second accident.

Orr, who was arraigned on and pleaded not guilty to a three-count indictment on Friday, purposefully hit a street sign on Montauk Highway, near his house in Montauk, sometime between the night John Judge was killed and Oct. 28, according to Lawrence Opisso, an assistant district attorney in charge of the case. Opisso said Orr then voluntarily had his 2004 Jeep Grand Cherokee repossessed.


A move to table five budget transfers prompted debate among Westhampton Beach village trustees on Thursday night, with Mayor Conrad Teller saying the decision is "bologna."

Teller was one of two board members to vote against the tabling of the transfers — Trustee Ralph Urban was the other


WATCH: Gun Owner Destroys AR-15 With Sledgehammer

Southampton native Andrew "Gumbo" Hurley said that after the Newtown, Conn., school shooting in December, the fact he owned an AR-15 semi-automatic rifle sickened him.

In January, the 55-year-old whose been a gun owner since he was 14, decided to do something about it. In an interview Friday, Hurley said he called his friend from Barefoot Productions to come to his Water Mill workshop and film him smashing the AR-15 into pieces. The 3-minute video was then posted to YouTube Jan. 19 and has gleaned more than 2,000 views.


Former Heroin Addict: 'Drugs Took Away My Dreams'

When Christine Walton, now 24, was in high school, she played sports, graduated among the top six of her class -- and was headed to Hunter College on a full, four-year academic scholarship.

Walton's future was bright. Until she tried heroin. And lost everything.


Russell: County’s 10 Towns Need to Come Together on Garbage

With ongoing unrest in Southold Town about the expense and inconvenience regarding mandated yellow garbage bags for both residents and independent garbage carters, members of the Southold Town Board are looking into long-term solutions to make doing garbage better on the North Fork.

At Tuesday night’s board meeting, Councilman William Ruland said that the process of hauling garbage from the town transfer station in Cutchogue out to other states for incineration is becoming a thing of the past — it’s not sustainable economically or environmentally.

“There is no better way to ensure recycling than source separation, which is what our yellow bag system is meant to do, but the key is with the carters and the bigger businesses around here,” he said, referring to restaurants and businesses who use dumpsters and are exempt from the yellow bag law, thus in theory recycling less and hurting the town’s transfer center economically.

Tommy Bob February 16, 2013 at 05:50 PM
The guy in the video with the AR15 is a moron


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