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.
Improving pedestrian safety at the Flanders Road crosswalk where a Riverside man was struck and seriously injured in a hit-and-run Sunday night starts with a simple enough solution: better lighting.
Achieving that goal, however, becomes trickier than expected. READ
Two people were taken to a local hospital Saturday and a Riverhead man was arrested on assault, weapons and drug charges after a fight broke out at Ranchero Latino in Flanders, according to a police press release.
On Sept. 24 I had the honor of attending a program at Friendship Baptist Church in Flanders, honoring some of its octogenarian church members.
These are members who are in their 80s and are “still blessed to be among the land of the living,” as my great aunt Blanche would say.
A pair of Flanders men were arrested Saturday evening after they were caught breaking into a business on Meeting House Creek Road in Aquebogue, Riverhead Town police said. READ
A Flanders man who was previously charged in an East End Drug Task Force raid and recently released from jail on a separate weapons possession charge has been arrested again — this time on felony drug and weapons charges. READ
Ludlam Avenue Park in Riverside could receive up to $250,000 in funding for renovations through a portion of the state budget designated for a community project in that area of Southampton Town, officials said. READ
While cutting a lawn in Ridge last Tuesday, Julio Aceituno-Perez, a landscaper from Flanders, was struck by a 2005 Cadillac driven by Brianna Hassett, 24, of Wading River.