11/25/14 2:00pm
The fatal accident scene in Riverside Sunday night. (Credit: Jen Nuzzo)

The fatal accident scene in Riverside Sunday night. (Credit: Jen Nuzzo)

UPDATE, TUESDAY 2 P.M.:  Southampton Town Police have identified the victim killed in Sunday night’s fatal accident on Flanders Road as Fidel Ortiz, 42, of Riverside, according to a release.

The other man who was hit in the crash is currently in intensive care at Stony Brook University Hospital, police said.

Southampton Town Police Chief Robert Pearce said Monday morning that he does not anticipate charges in the fatal crash.

Anyone with information is asked to contact the Southampton Town Police Detective Division at 631-702-2230. All calls will be kept confidential, officials said.

UPDATE, MONDAY 11:45 A.M.: Southampton Town Police Chief Robert Pearce said Monday morning that he does not anticipate charges in Sunday night’s fatal crash in Riverside, and the victim in the crash has yet to be identified, as the man did not have ID on him at the time of the crash.

Mr. Pearce said the driver of the car was a 40-year-old Riverhead man, though ”It doesn’t appear to be criminal in nature,” the chief said on Monday.

The man killed in the crash will have to be fingerprinted at the morgue, Mr. Pearce said.

As for the other man who was hit in the crash, who is in critical condition at Stony Brook Hospital, his family has yet to be notified of the incident, so police are withholding releasing his name, according to the chief.

ORIGINAL STORY: One pedestrian was killed and another was critically injured Sunday after a vehicle hit them as they crossed Route 24 in Riverside, according to police and fire officials at the scene.

One male victim died from his injuries after the accident occurred near Vail Avenue shortly before 8 p.m., Southampton Town and New York State police said.

The other male pedestrian is in critical condition and was airlifted to Stony Brook University Medical Center, a Flanders-Northampton Volunteer Ambulance official said.

The male driver was traveling alone and wasn’t injured, according to a Southampton Town police press release issued at around 2:15 a.m. Monday.

The driver and victims’ identities haven’t been released as of 7:30 a.m. Monday.

Riverhead Fire Department officials also assisted in the rescue efforts.

A portion of the road remained closed near the traffic circle for about three hours, officials said.

No other details were immediately available.

Anyone with information is asked to contact the Southampton Town Police Detective Division at 631-702-2230. All calls will be kept confidential, officials said.

The Riverhead News-Review will update this developing story as more details become available.

jnuzzo@timesreview.com

11/22/14 7:28pm
11/22/2014 7:28 PM
The No. 54 flag representing Tom Cutinella waves amid the Shoreham-Wading River players after Saturday's county championship win. (Credit: Joe Werkmeister)

The No. 54 flag representing Tom Cutinella waves amid the Shoreham-Wading River players after Saturday’s county championship win. (Credit: Joe Werkmeister)

SUFFOLK COUNTY DIVISION IV FINAL | WILDCATS 47, KNIGHTS 10

The Shoreham-Wading River Wildcats, dressed in their navy blue uniforms, looked all business as they marched solemnly across the field toward their sideline before the game. Leading the way were four Wildcats. Aaron Harley-Rey and Danny Hughes carried a blue banner with “54” printed on it in gold, and Jimmy Puckey and Kevin Cutinella held the late Tom Cutinella’s retired No. 54 jersey.

Not only have the Wildcats clung to the memory of their former teammate, but they honored it Saturday by securing a place in team history. (more…)

11/21/14 6:00am
11/21/2014 6:00 AM
A view of Mattituck Inlet (Credit: Carrie Miller, file)

A view of Mattituck Inlet (Credit: Carrie Miller, file)

Because it’s not something that’s very visible to the untrained eye — or even, really, the trained eye — deteriorating water quality can go overlooked and underemphasized. When you start talking about nitrogen content in water in parts per billion, it doesn’t quite demand the attention that, for instance, asbestos dumped in a children’s playground might.  (more…)

11/20/14 11:50am
11/20/2014 11:50 AM
The former Courthouse Restaurant building as it appeared in January 2012. (Credit: Barbaraellen Koch, file)

The former Courthouse Restaurant building as it appeared in January 2012. (Credit: Barbaraellen Koch, file)

Riverhead Town may require the owner of the vacant and dilapidated Courthouse Restaurant (also known as J.P. Michael’s) on Railroad Avenue to clean up and secure the structure, or else the town will do so itself.  (more…)

11/20/14 8:00am
The Shoreham-Wading River High School tennis courts have been closed and locked since March after they were declared unsafe. Fixing them up will cost over $800,000. (Credit: Joe Werkmeister)

The Shoreham-Wading River High School tennis courts have been closed and locked since March after they were declared unsafe. Fixing them up will cost over $800,000. (Credit: Joe Werkmeister)

Shoreham-Wading River School District residents will vote Jan. 13 on a $48 million bond proposal on capital improvements throughout the district.

On Tuesday, the district released an itemized list of upgrades that will be paid for — should the vote pass — as well as a packet for the public summarizing the project, which the district’s public relations firm has dubbed ‘Renewal.’

“Since the formation of our district decades ago, only minimal work to our schools has ever been undertaken with the exception of emergency projects (roof at Briarcliff) or small infrastructure projects,” the material states. “Meanwhile, communities all around us have addressed deteriorated or inefficient building systems and instructional environments with upgraded facilities.”

The district will hold two separate meetings in early December for residents to learn more about the proposal.

On Dec. 2, a presentation will be given by architects hired by the district to complete the work. On Dec. 9, the public will have the opportunity to speak with board members and administrators about the proposal.

Below are the highest-ticketed items proposed.

• $5.6M: Wading River Elementary School: Four new classrooms, multipurpose room.

• $4.6M: Miller Avenue Elementary School. Four new classrooms and reconstruction of library/media wing.

• $3.7M: Prodell Middle School: kitchen and cafeteria addition.

• $2.4M: Miller Avenue Elementary School: New bus loop/parking.

• $2.3M: Wading River Elementary School: New bus loop/parking.

• $1.7M: High school: Synthetic field turn and lighting for multipurpose field.

• $1.4M: Miller Avenue Elementary School: New roof.

• $1.3M: High school: New window system.

• $976K: Prodell Middle school: New window system.

• $811K: High school: Tennis court reconstruction.

For a complete list of the proposed upgrades, as well as the Renewal packet released by the school district, see the following page.