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…)
The state police barracks in Riverside. (Credit: News-Review)
Riverhead Supervisor Sean Walter is hoping to stave off what he says are impending plans by the state police to pull a desk officer from its Riverside barracks.
Mr. Walter sent a letter to Senator Ken LaValle (R-Port Jefferson) dated March 4 asking for the senator’s help to keep the barracks at 234 Riverleigh Avenue, near the Route 25 traffic circle, open to walk-in complaints and people who need assistance. (more…)
Two traffic signals will be installed on Flanders Road. (Credit: Jennifer Gustavson, file)
To deal with ongoing traffic safety concerns on Flanders Road, the state Department of Transportation will be installing two traffic signals along the state road, Assemblyman Fred Thiele, Jr. announced Tuesday. (more…)
A 44-year-old Riverhead woman was busted speeding in Riverside Monday night despite having 21 suspensions on her drivers license, Southampton Town police said.
Police said Julia Shoffner was stopped about 10:50 p.m. on Flanders Road, where a DMV search revealed that Ms. Shoffner’s license had been revoked, police said.
She was arrested and charged with aggravated unlicensed driving, a felony, police said.
Her arraignment information was not immediately available.
The existing farm stand and small house on the property will be knocked down. (Credit: Tim Gannon)
A 6,000-square-foot building featuring a Subway sandwich shop, a pizzeria and two retail stores has been proposed for the southeast corner of Flanders Road and Glider Avenue in Flanders.
Property owner Roussi Mitev is proposing to demolish the existing residence on the property, along with other buildings on the site and build the new commercial building in their place.
Shopping center rendering.
The property is 0.69 acres in size and is just slightly west of a new 7-Eleven store being constructed at the southwest corner of Flanders Road and Cypress Avenue.
The Southampton Town Planning Board held what’s known as a pre-submission conference on the plan last Thursday, July 24. That’s a public hearing held on the early stages of a project, and an additional hearing will be required in the future when the site plan is more detailed, according to Southampton Planning Board chairman Dennis Finnerty.
People also can submit comments in writing to the Planning Board within the next 30 days, he added.
“The Subway is going to be like every Subway,” Mr. Mitev told the Planning Board. “We have to follow their [franchise] rules.” (more…)
A tractor trailer truck collided with a Toyota Corolla this morning in Flanders. (Credit: Tim Gannon)
A crash between a tractor trailer and car around 7:20 a.m. shut down several miles of Flanders Road for over five hours this morning, as the drivers of both vehicles were hospitalized.
According to Southampton Town Police, a tractor trailer driving northbound on Flanders Road collided with a Toyota Corolla that was pulling out of Red Creek road, spilling sand throughout the roadway. (more…)
Members of the Tocci family in front of the sign Friday afternoon. (Credit: Carrie Miller)
Two weeks after posting a large sign on Flanders Road urging drivers to avoid texting and driving, a Flanders woman said she is feeling pressure to take it down. (more…)
Flanders Road was included in a $100 million resurfacing project to improve New York’s roadways that suffered the most damage this past winter, Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced Friday. (more…)