A busy day for the Jamesport FD

01/22/2011 10:31 PM |

The Jamesport Fire Dept. was unusually busy on Friday, responding to a structure fire in the wee hours and two motor vehicle accidents later in the afternoon.

The first call, for structure fire in the basement of a home at 377 Tuthill Lane, came in at 5:13 a.m. . The fire was extinguished by the time the two engines with full crews arrived.

The department later responded to two vehicle accidents attributed to icy roads. The first was a three-car crash with an overturned vehicle on Sound Avenue east of Manor Lane. The Riverhead Volunteer and Mattituck Fire Department ambulances transported three people to Peconic Bay Medical Center.

While handling that crash, a second call came at 5:43 p.m. of a two-car crash on the Main Road west of Laurel Lane. The FD brought one accident victim to PBMC.

8 Comment

  • what a nightmare it was slo down in bad weather conditions

  • Actually, Regina Seltzer did hold elected office as a Brookhaven Town council member back in the 70s.

  • Sound Avenue and much of Riverhead i still a treasure and must be maintained to preserve the farm and rural character of the town; Wading river is a two-town hamlet and our Brookhaven residents welcome our Riverhead neighbors in the fight to stop senseless and endless commercial sprawl…enough is enough…our communites can no longer just be swallowed whole by endless developer greed….Ms. Seltzer has worked with us in Brookhaven stop high-density development and The Coalition is blessed to have her on-board. More communities must band together to stop sprawl

    MaryAnn Johnston
    President, Affiliated Brookhaven Civic Organizations

  • I have been a full time resident of Wading River for 12 years, and a seasonal resident for over 40 years along with my family. Wading River needs this. I know I am drowning in taxes and perhaps these new establishments will help alleviate some of that or least help in not raising them much higher. If they are tastefully done, they will only enhance this town. It will also create jobs in this economy where people have been out of work. Over development? Please, give me a break.

  • I have been a full time resident of Wading River for 12 years, and a seasonal resident for over 40 years along with my family. Wading River needs this. I know I am drowning in taxes and perhaps these new establishments will help alleviate some of that or least help in not raising them much higher. If they are tastefully done, they will only enhance this town. It will also create jobs in this economy where people have been out of work. Over development? Please, give me a break.

  • So the opponents of this development would rather look at the abandoned ice cream, chicken and ribs building? We do need this. We need to increase the property tax base, provide local job opportunities, and provide people with a place to go. The traffic will always be here as the people go through WR on their way to the east end. The developers could provide impact fees that may be able to be used to add a lane on 25A that would accommodate the congestion. Let’s make WR a destination with some useful attractions. We also need to respect American property holders’ rights. As long as everything is done by the book, within the rules, then the community will get the best outcome. That’s what the rules exist for. Save Wading River does NOT speak for all of us, and the local politicians should hear from the silent majority. This area along 25A is already commercial, and there are limited residences within view of this area. The NIMBY-ISM has to stop, or we will not progress as a community.

  • As far as the tax generated by such businesses and the potential to offset our steadily increasing property taxes, there is no solid basis for this belief. Think of what happened when the Shoreham Nuclear Reactor was considered important, since it helped nearby landowners through property tax incentives or subsidies. Now what happened? Those incentives/subsidies have long evaporated, leaving remaining property owners liable for substantial tax bills that have more than doubled their original assessments, and considering recent major tax increases, nearly tripled. Now, consider the current economy and what is foreseen for the next several years. For argument sake, let’s say that all proposed projects are realized. What is the likelihood for near 100% business tenancy in all units? What is the likelihood (that) two years from now, businesses had survived the slow economy and those businesses continue to remain viable then? Leases and rental agreements will demand high monthly “rent payments” for these fledgling businesses. Sadly, I foresee a great deal of vacant units and liken their reality to near-vacant strip malls. If there is a demand for so much business, why do we today see so many vacant buildings?

    Another worry: What happens when we see the greater traffic burden? Think of Route 25A/ Sound Avenue during the early autumn months, but much, much worse and year round. Is it time to widen the roads now before things get bad? For those who wonder aloud about new business bolstering the tax base, who is going to pay for improved and widened roads? We are all going to have to shoulder the cost through increased taxes, so this great detriment in itself far outweighs the questionable tax benefits of what a new few businesses might bring.