A local New York City Police Department officer has another reason to be considered a hero.
Peter Cybulski, 25, a Flanders resident and Riverhead High School graduate, was a first responder when a Bronx man drove his car into pedestrians Thursday in Times Square, killing one and injuring 22.
The rest areas on Flanders Road will be named in Barbara Tocci’s memory and turned into “text stops” where drivers can pull over to use their cellphones, under a proposal before county and state officials.
The beloved 47-year-old grandmother was killed Jan. 16, 2014, when a utility truck driven by a man authorities said was texting while driving crossed into her lane near Spinney Road in Flanders and struck her vehicle.
The Flanders, Riverside and Northampton Community Association will host a weekend-long food truck festival, along with community activities organized by other local groups, later this month. READ
A witness to a fatal 2013 Flanders home invasion was unable to identify any of the intruders during testimony in the trial of the accused gunman Tuesday. READ
The ex-girlfriend of Messiah Booker, the Brentwood man who stands accused of killing Riverhead High School graduate Demitri Hampton during a 2013 home invasion, testified Wednesday that Mr. Booker told her he fired the shot that killed Mr. Hampton.
Suffolk County Crime Stoppers and Southampton Town police are seeking the public’s help to locate two men who who stole a wallet in the parking lot of the Flanders 7-Eleven. READ
Suffolk County officials will hold a town hall Monday night in Flanders for East End residents seeking more information on a proposed septic improvement program that would allow some homeowners to receive a grant toward replacing old wastewater systems with new technology.
When Paola Zuniga-Tellez moved from Brooklyn to the East End in 2005, she noticed a lack of information and representation for the Latino community as a whole — a sad experience, she said.
Now, Ms. Zuniga-Tellez, who was born in Mexico and came to the United States as a teenager, hopes to close that gap as a member of the Flanders, Riverside and Northampton Community Association’s board of directors — the first Latina elected to the group’s board in its 18-year history.