After Superstorm Sandy flooded and destroyed numerous houses in the Bay View Pines and Waters Edge communities in Flanders, the state launched a program to purchase those properties with the goal of leaving them undeveloped and uninhabited, hoping to ensure area homeowners would never again be affected by a similar disaster.
A Wading River woman, arrested following a drugged-driving crash that led to the death of the owner of a local landscaping company in September, has pleaded guilty to felony vehicular manslaughter. READ
A 37-year-old Westhampton Beach man was arrested early Sunday morning after he gave police a false name at a traffic stop in Flanders, Southampton Town police said. READ
People in fire districts throughout New York State will head to the polls Tuesday, Dec. 13, to vote on fire commissioner elections — and in some cases, special propositions specific to their districts.
Commissioners are the elected governing body of the fire district, a taxing district that funds equipment, buildings and, in some instances, employees.
Jessica Cybulski and Samuel Tenney
Peter and June Cybulski of Flanders are happy to announce the engagement of their daughter, Jessica, to Dr. Samuel Tenney, son of Samuel and Doreen Tenney of Myrtle Beach, S.C. READ
Four suspects charged in the 2013 murder of beloved Riverhead High School graduate and Suffolk County Community College student Demitri Hampton are likely to face trial in 2017, according to prosecutors. READ
For years, residents in Flanders, Riverside and Northampton hamlets have had to use Riverhead’s ZIP Code and have pushed for a postal code of their own. READ
This week’s rainstorms have pushed back the annual “Deck the Duck” holiday lighting at the Big Duck in Flanders to Thursday night.
The 28th duck-decking event had been scheduled for tonight, Wednesday, but rain in the forecast forced a delay. The ceremony, which also features Christmas carols and the arrival of Santa by fire truck, will be held Thursday night at 7 p.m. instead
The Friends of the Big Duck will be serving some refreshments at the event, and both the Big Duck and the duck museum will be open to the public, organizers say. The Flanders Riverside and Northampton Community Association will also have a community tent with some tables promoting all of the upcoming holiday events going on in the area.