The state Senate passed new legislation Wednesday that aims to hold hit-and-run drivers more accountable, according to state Senator Ken LaValle’s office.
If passed by the Assembly and signed into law, Alix’s Law, named in memory of Alix Rice, who was killed at age 18 in Erie County by a drunk driver as she rode home on her skateboard, would close a loophole that critics say encourages drivers who are under the influence of drugs or alcohol to flee an accident scene and sober up.
Current law requires drivers to report an accident only when they know an accident resulted in an injury or property damage. The new legislation would require all drivers to stop and investigate after any crash to check for damage or injuries.
Jamesport Country Kitchen has closed its doors. (Credit: Barbaraellen Koch)
The Jamesport Country Kitchen has closed its doors. (more…)
Riverhead sophomore Casey Plitt pitched nearly every inning last season for the Blue Waves. (Credit: Robert O’Rourk, file)
Pitching and defense can carry any softball team a long way, especially in high school. At Riverhead, coach Jeff Doroski is confident the Blue Waves have both.
“I think one of our strengths last year was defense,” Doroski said. “I don’t see any letdown there. I think we will be as good defensively as we were last year.” (more…)
“Captain Joe” Frohnhoefer, founder of Sea Tow Services International, died Tuesday. Services have been scheduled for this weekend. (Credit: courtesy photo)
A service to celebrate the life of Sea Tow founder and philanthropist Joseph Frohnhoefer has been planned for this Sunday, according to a local funeral home. (more…)
Former Mattituck High School star Cameron Burt has been assigned to play for the North Fork Ospreys in the Hamptons Collegiate Baseball League this coming summer. The 6-foot-4, 200-pound right-handed pitcher is a freshman at Queens College.
Two former Shoreham-Wading River High School players have also been placed on HCBL teams.Tyler Osik, a freshman infielder for Coker College (S.C.), will play for the Riverhead Tomcats. Jack Massa of Shoreham, a freshman catcher at Canisius College, will join the Westhampton Aviators. (more…)
An assistant manager at a Tanger store was arrested last Monday and charged with stealing more than $6,000 from the company over the past few months, according to Riverhead Town police reports. (more…)
Cast members of “Footloose” include: Shannon McAllister as Vrleen (from left), Victoria Carroll as Rusty, Aria Saltini as Ariel Moore and Lauren Schmitt as Wendy Joe. (Credit: Barbaraellen Koch)
The Riverhead High School Blue Masques will present the musical “Footloose” for two weekends at the high school’s Cardona Auditorium. Show times are 7 p.m. Saturdays, March 21 and 28, and Friday, March 27, and 2 p.m. Sunday, March 22. (more…)
Several North Fork residents last week trekked into New York City Wednesday to publicly criticize a proposal to add 3,000 more freight trucks to local roads by diverting more traffic across the Long Island Sound into Orient.
Their comments came at a New York Metropolitan Transportation Council public hearing. The council oversees long-term use of federal transportation funds.