Southold shooting suspects (from left) Walter Vasquez, 17, of Greenport; Pedro Emilio Santamaria, 31, of Greenport; and Jeremias Nathaniel Recinos Torres, 19, of Aquebogue are escorted by corrections officers into Southold Town Court Friday morning. The three were arraigned in Suffolk County court Wednesday. (Credit: Paul Squire)
A fifth man is currently being sought by police for his alleged role in last Tuesday’s shooting in Southold, a Suffolk prosecutor said Wednesday during the arraignments of three men accused in the attack.
A total of four men so far have been arrested by police. They’ve all been indicted and arraigned on violent felony charges of assault and gang assault.
They are all being held in county jail on $500,000 cash bail or $1 million bond. (more…)
The Shoreham-Wading River High School tennis courts have been closed and locked since March after they were declared unsafe. (Credit: Joe Werkmeister)
A scheduled Dec. 9 vote on a nearly $50 million districtwide capital improvement project is now on hold while the Shoreham-Wading River school board awaits legal advice on the wording of two ballot propositions. (more…)
• A Flanders man reported being punched in the face by a stranger over a cigarette in Flanders Friday night, police said.
Police say the suspect approached the man outside a Flanders Road home about 10 p.m., asking him for a cigarette. (more…)
A sandbar at the end of Pine Neck Road in Southold. (Credit: Barbaraellen Koch)
It’s no Mega Millions, but 19 Suffolk County homeowners will soon hit the lottery in a county drawing to test new wastewater treatment systems.
Suffolk County officials are seeking homeowners willing to offer their properties as testing sites for advanced wastewater treatment systems, in hopes of finding a system suitable for use in individual homes. (more…)
Shoreham-Wading River senior Emily Sopko spent the second half Monday playing a different position than she’s used to. (Credit: Joe Werkmeister)
Emily Sopko’s role on the soccer field is to help prevent goals. On defense for Shoreham-Wading River, she and her teammates accomplish that goal to near perfection.
At 14-0-1, the Wildcats are in the midst of one their finest seasons in program history. A win in their regular season finale Wednesday would lock up an undefeated regular season heading into the playoffs. (more…)
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When it comes to high school field hockey, Riverhead may start associating Newfield with pain. It would be understandable.
Earlier this season, Riverhead blew a two-goal lead against Newfield and lost, 4-3, in overtime. Then, on Monday, the Blue Waves applied pressure but were unable to generate many shots against Newfield and lost, 1-0, at Riverhead High School. (more…)
The interior of Mesquite Tex Mex in Wading River. (Credit: Vera Chinese)
The sign outside might still read Maryann’s, but as of Friday, there is a new Tex Mex joint open in Wading River.
Mesquite Tex Mex, Sound Beach’s hidden gem of a taco spot, opened its second brick-and-mortar location across from the Wading River Duck Ponds on Friday, according to owner Craig Scali.
“The response has been great,” Scali said from behind the new walnut wood countertop at the Wading River eatery. “I’m just trying to ease into everything.”
Read more about the new eatery on northforker.com
The house on South Harbor Road in Southold, where emergency officials were called following a shooting early Tuesday morning. (Credit: Carrie Miller)
A 16-year-old alleged MS-13 gang member from Southold was arrested at Southampton Hospital Thursday where he was being treated for a gunshot wound following the Tuesday morning shooting incident on South Harbor Road, town police said. (more…)