Four people were arrested — including one man from Flanders — and 15 summonses were issued during a New Year’s Eve sobriety checkpoint in Hampton Bays, Southampton Town police said.
In all, 72 vehicles were stopped during the operation on Montauk Highway, where Southampton Town police were helped out by other members of the district attorney’s East End DWI Task Force.
Officers from the Suffolk County Sheriff’s Office, Westhampton Beach Village, Quogue Village, Easthampton Village and Easthampton Town police departments participated in the checkpoint, officials said.
The Flanders man, Jose Mendez-Amaya, 19, was charged with driving while intoxicated, police said.
Clerks at three stores in Flanders and Riverhead were arrested Wednesday during an “Underage Drinker Enforcement Action” in Southampton and Riverhead towns Wednesday, state police said. (more…)
So, friends and neighbors, this is it — the last column of 2014. What a year it’s been. I’ve seen my baby girl graduate from high school and then go off to college in Oneonta. I’ve seen families in the community suffer loss and devastation. I’ve seen joy and happiness at weddings and celebrations of life with the birth of babies. I’ve seen people who once had it all get knocked down and then rise again. (more…)
A Flanders man told police he was robbed at knifepoint on Flanders Road in Flanders last Thursday at 6:27 p.m., according to a report.
Police said the victim gave up $200 in cash and that the suspect fled on foot in a westbound direction.
No one was injured in the encounter, according to police, who did not release a description of the suspect. (more…)
An unlicensed East Hampton man was arrested early Sunday morning after he was caught driving drunk in Flanders, Southampton Town police said. (more…)
A Flanders resident found someone had broken into his home on Woodroad Trail at about 12:46 p.m. last Wednesday by kicking or forcing open a side door.
The 7-Eleven store in Flanders. (Credit: Tim Gannon)
The 7-Eleven built in Flanders last spring is scheduled to open on Dec. 17, a spokeswoman for the convenience store chain has confirmed.
“It’s done, but we are waiting for sign permits before we can open,” said Margaret Chabris, 7-Eleven’s director of corporate communications, about the store located near the Flanders Road and Cypress Avenue intersection. (more…)
Happy Thanksgiving! I know I’m a week early but since I don’t have a column next week I wanted to send well wishes to you and your family. I can’t wait to host this year! My daughter will be home from college, my family will be here and all will be right in my world for that one day. I hope you get to spend the day with those you love. (more…)