08/06/14 10:00am
08/06/2014 10:00 AM

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…)

08/06/14 9:26am

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 Shoffner’s license had been revoked, police said.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.


08/02/14 2:00pm
08/02/2014 2:00 PM
The existing farm stand and small house on the property will be knocked down. (Credit: Tim Gannon)

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.

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…)

07/24/14 9:10am
07/24/2014 9:10 AM
A tractor trailer truck collided with a Toyota Corolla this morning in Flanders. (Credit: Tim Gannon)

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…)

12/31/13 7:43am
12/31/2013 7:43 AM

A traffic stop in Riverside led to the arrest of a Greeenport man on drug charges early Tuesday, police said.

Howard Brooks, 49, was stopped by police on Flanders Road about 1:50 a.m. when he was found to be in possession of crack cocaine and marijuana,  Southampton Town police said.

He was charged with driving while ability impaired by drugs, seventh-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance, unlawful possession of marijuana and third-degree aggravated unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle, police said.

He was being held for arraignment in Southampton Town Justice Court.


12/09/13 6:00pm
12/09/2013 6:00 PM

A Riverhead man was arrested on a driving while intoxicated charge after a car accident near Maple Avenue in Flanders Saturday night, according to Southampton Town Police.

Delfido Rodolfo Lopez-Perez, 37, of Doris Avenue was heading south on Flanders Road near the intersection about 10:45 p.m. when car side-swiped the rear passenger side of another car, police said. Mr. Lopez-Perez’s car then veered off the road into a tree.

He refused a pre-screen breath test and was transported to Peconic Bay Medical Center, where he also refused to take a chemical test and was arrested on the DWI charge, police said.

He was additionally charged with following too closely and moving from a lane unsafely, and released on an appearance ticket, police said.

He’s due back in Southampton Justice Court on Jan. 8.