09/23/18 5:56am

Southampton Town police arrested a Flanders man Saturday under Leandra’s Law.

Melvin Velasquez, 25, was stopped near Bellows Pond Road in Hampton Bays at approximately 11:07 p.m. He was found to be intoxicated and had a child in the vehicle.

Police did not say how old the child was, but Leandra’s Law makes it an automatic felony to drive drunk in New York with a child under the age of 16. READ

09/22/18 6:00am

Monday’s roundtable on the contentious issue of immigration brought a mix of people to Suffolk County Community College in Riverhead. Although advocates for immigration reform were not represented at the forum, which was closed to the public, there were voices inside that are important and should be heeded.

Local law enforcement, including Southold Police Chief Martin Flatley, spoke about gang involvement and the need to establish tactics in our schools to prevent vulnerable young people from being recruited. READ

09/22/18 5:54am

A State Liquor Authority inspection over the weekend resulted in arrests at two Riverhead restaurants.

Kelly Dueffert, an employee at TGI Fridays in Riverhead, and Shana Boeckmann, an employee at Perabell in Riverhead, were both charged with unlawfully dealing with a child in the first degree, a class A misdemeanor.