In his first one-on-one interview with the media since his arrest and guilty plea in federal court Tuesday, former Southampton Town Councilman Brad Bender told the News-Review he became addicted to pain pills he was overprescribed following back surgery.
Mr. Bender said he eventually started sharing his prescription with another person, who then sold the pills to others. READ
The Riverhead Town Board plans to vote on almost $1 million worth of budget adjustments at its meeting Tuesday, changes that Supervisor Sean Walter said will eliminate the bulk of the town’s 2015 budget deficit. READ
Residents of the Flanders-Riverside area had planned for days to speak before the Southampton Town Board about the need for greater policing on their streets in the face of a recent crime wave.
The Wading River Fire District got a big boost Tuesday, earning a $200,000 grant from Senator Ken LaValle to help improve their communication systems as the district drafts a bond for building and radio upgrades.
The three-hour parking limit on about 60 spaces in the riverfront parking lot between Pera Bell Food Bar and Dark Horse Restaurant would no longer be in effect from just 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. under a proposal being considered by the Riverhead Town Board.
Southampton Town Board member Brad Bender pleaded guilty Tuesday morning to conspiracy to illegally distribute oxycodone as part of a $1.8 million scheme involving a Riverhead physician assistant who had previously been arrested by federal agents. READ
Leaving the European country of Georgia in 1998, Natea Markhvaidze, 52, had dreams of opening a deli one day.
In August, her dream came true when she purchased the former Duffy’s Deli on Route 58 in Riverhead. READ
Eleven Shoreham-Wading River High School students will pursue college athletics next year. READ