09/23/14 7:50am
09/23/2014 7:50 AM

A 21-year-old Flanders man was charged with misdemeanor weapons and drug possession after he was pulled over in Riverside Sunday night, state police said.

Jaymie Petraszewski was stopped on Flanders Road about 9 p.m. for “moving from [his] lane unsafely,” according to a state police news release. State troopers found Mr. Petraszewski had two pills of diazepam, a prescription medication, as well as a “double-edged dagger,” a state trooper said.

He was charged with criminal possession of a weapon, criminal possession of a controlled substance and unlawful possession of marijuana, a violation, according to the police statement. He was released with a court date in Southampton Town next month, police said.

09/03/14 10:02pm
09/03/2014 10:02 PM
Brittany Rocco lights a candle at a memorial for Amy (Credit: Jen Nuzzo)

Brittany Rocco lights a candle at a memorial for Amy Bradstreet. (Credit: Jen Nuzzo)

To members of her Flanders community, Amy Bradstreet will be remembered as an angel.

When neighbor Meigan Rocco’s home burned down on Feb. 11, 2009, Ms. Bradstreet offered to temporarily move out of her house on Sylvan Avenue so Ms. Rocco and her family had a place to stay.

When Ms. Rocco learned Tuesday that Ms. Bradstreet, 44, had been killed this week, she organized a candlelight vigil Wednesday night in front of Ms. Bradstreet’s home. About 30 people gathered on the lawn, lit white candles, said prayers, shed tears and shared several fond memories they had of Ms. Bradstreet.

“Amy gave back to everybody,” Ms. Rocco said at Wednesday night’s vigil. “She would give you the shirt off her back.”

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08/09/14 4:00pm
08/09/2014 4:00 PM
Luke Murphy, 19 months, of Babylon clutched a rubber duck keychain and a chocolate chip cookie as he watched the second annual Rubber Duck Race in Flanders Saturday. (Rachel Young photos)

Luke Murphy, 19 months, of Babylon clutched a rubber duck keychain and a chocolate chip cookie as he watched the second annual Rubber Duck Race in Flanders Saturday. (Credit: Rachel Young)

In a sea — wait, make that bay — of 220 rubber ducks, only one emerged as victor at Flanders’ second annual Rubber Duck Race, held Saturday afternoon on the Big Duck property. (more…)

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

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