This week’s big snowstorm may have resulted in the death of an elderly Springs man.
East Hampton Town police said yesterday that a man who had been hired to plow the driveway at 1 Locust Drive found the body of Ralph E. Batalla, 84, at about 7:35 a.m. in the snow just outside the house. Mr. Batalla apparently died the night before, police said.
The Suffolk Medical Examiner’s Office was called in, and a preliminary investigation attributed death to natural causes. It did not appear “suspicious,” according to the police report.
Setting up a season is the most important responsibility of a theater’s artistic director. Josh Gladstone, the artistic director of the John Drew Theater at Guild Hall, in conjunction with its board of directors, is halfway home to completing this year’s two-show season.