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08/31/15 6:00pm
08/31/2015 6:00 PM

A sign on Route 24 warns drivers of the dangers of texting and driving following the death of Barbara Tocci on the road earlier this year. (Credit: Carrie Miller, file)

A felony charge of criminally negligent homicide was dismissed against a Bayport man who was involved in a fatal crash on Flanders Road last January, despite prosecutors’ assertions that the man was texting and driving shortly before his truck crashed into a car driven by a Hampton Bays woman. READ

07/12/15 5:38pm
07/12/2015 5:38 PM
A mini-van carrying six people crashed into a telephone pole on Flanders Road Sunday afternoon. (Credit: Grant Parpan)

A mini-van carrying six people crashed into a telephone pole on Flanders Road Sunday afternoon. (Credit: Grant Parpan)

A trip home from the beach was derailed for a driver and his five passengers when a front tire blew out and the driver lost control of his minivan and crashed into a telephone pole on Flanders Road Sunday afternoon, Southampton Town police said.  (more…)

05/15/15 1:03pm
05/15/2015 1:03 PM
Flanders Road repaving will run from south to north once it starts on May 27.

Flanders Road repaving will run from south to north once it starts on May 27.

“In an effort to try and provide motorist and travelers with a smoother and safer roadway,” according to the office of Assemblyman Fred Thiele, paving work on Flanders Road — which was expected to start today — has been pushed back until after Memorial Day. (more…)

04/11/15 10:00am
04/11/2015 10:00 AM
A rendering of a market that could come to Flanders Road, as seen from the south. (Courtesy image)

A rendering of a market that could come to Flanders Road, as seen from the south. (Courtesy image)

A Flanders developer who had previously proposed four small stores, including a Subway sandwich shop, on a parcel on the corner of Flanders Road and Glider Avenue has now changed that plan, and is instead proposing a small grocery store. (more…)

03/19/15 11:13am
03/19/2015 11:13 AM
The state police barracks in Riverside used to be located east on Route 24, in the Red Creek area away from the hamlet center. (Credit: News-Review)

The state police barracks in Riverside used to be located east on Route 24, in the Red Creek area away from the hamlet center. (Credit: News-Review)

In response to outcry from town leaders in Southampton and Riverhead that the front lobby of the state police barracks in Riverside might go unmanned, state Senator Ken LaValle and Assemblyman Fred Thiele are saying the issue has do with trouble hiring a dispatcher.

A dispatcher would typically man the front desk, the representatives say.

In the meantime, an officer has been filling in. (more…)