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04/19/15 2:14pm
Police work to remove a utility pole from Main Road in Aquebogue after it was struck by a distracted driver. (Credit: Grant Parpan)

Police work to remove a utility pole from Main Road in Aquebogue after it was struck by a distracted driver. (Credit: Grant Parpan photos)

A Connecticut woman suffered minor injuries after crashing her sedan into a telephone pole on Main Road in Aquebogue Sunday, Riverhead Town police said.  (more…)

04/15/15 8:00am
04/15/2015 8:00 AM

A Flanders man didn’t fall for a frequently used online scam April 5, according to Southampton Town police.

The Pleasure Drive resident listed two remote control cars for sale on Craigslist, one for $100 and the other for $125, official said. A prospective buyer responded via text message and sent two money orders, each for $985, and then asked the seller to send back the difference.  (more…)

04/14/15 10:50am
04/14/2015 10:50 AM
Firefighters on the scene of Saturday’s brush fire in Flanders. (Credit: Jen Nuzzo)

Firefighters on the scene of Saturday’s brush fire in Flanders. (Credit: Jen Nuzzo)

 

Firefighters in Flanders have been growing increasingly frustrated over the current condition of the woods there, which they say makes it difficult — and dangerous — to respond to and contain wildfires.

That frustration came to a boiling point during a fire in the Flanders woodlands Saturday that led to three brush trucks’ being damaged. Local fire chiefs then aired their grievances to RiverheadLocal.com, which published a story about the situation Sunday.

The biggest complaint concerns felled or dying oak trees, the result of a massive die-out that happened around 2008.

News-Review report from October 2009. (more…)

04/14/15 8:00am
The Hulse Landing Road fire house is in need of upgrades, district officials say. (Credit: Barbaraellen Koch file)

The Hulse Landing Road fire house is in need of upgrades, district officials say. (Credit: Barbaraellen Koch file)

About two years after a $4.75 million bond measure aimed at improving its dated Hulse Landing Road fire station was rejected by voters, the Wading River Fire District is officially going back to the drawing board, holding a public meeting next Monday to start making up new plans with interested members of the public.

In December of 2012, 198 voters opposed the bond measure while 126 favored it, nixing a plan to knock down the 5,100-square foot station that was built in 1982 and replace it with a new 11,500-square foot one. (more…)