06/11/14 4:30pm
06/11/2014 4:30 PM

The new Flanders 7-Eleven takes shape at Flanders Road and Cypress Avenue. (Credit: Tim Gannon)

It may be a little late, but Flanders residents are voicing opposition to a 7-Eleven already under construction on the southwest corner of Flanders Road and Cypress Avenue.

“Nobody wants it,” said Barbara Swisloski. “They all think someone will get run over there.”  (more…)

05/27/14 12:00pm
05/27/2014 12:00 PM
Clearing began last week at the corner of Cypress Avenue and Flanders Road in Flanders, where is a new 7-Eleven store is being built. (Credit: Tim Gannon)

Clearing began last week at the corner of Cypress Avenue and Flanders Road in Flanders, where is a new 7-Eleven store is being built. (Credit: Tim Gannon)

Clearing started last week for a new 7-Eleven convenience store in Flanders on the southwest corner of Flanders Road and Cypress Avenue, and Southampton Town officials say the project is expected to have full approvals.

The site had previously received site plan approval from the Southampton Town Planning Board for a convenience store under the prior owner, a group headed by Bryan Whalen of Hampton Bays, who told the Flanders, Riverside and Northampton Community Association in 2009 that he was planning a small convenience store that he would operate himself. (more…)

05/24/14 6:00am
05/24/2014 6:00 AM
The Big Duck in Flanders. (file photo)

The Big Duck in Flanders. (file photo)

What a gorgeous weekend we had, friends and neighbors. I hope you all had fun doing whatever it was that made you happy. Hopefully you spent the time outdoors. We mowed the lawn and washed the car and went for a ride to Greenport. It was a nice weekend. I can’t believe Memorial Day is this weekend. Where did the time go? I was rushing winter but now that it’s finally spring-like I’d like for time to slow down now.  (more…)

05/04/14 1:00pm
05/04/2014 1:00 PM
Southampton Councilwoman Christine Scalera planting herbs Saturday morning.

Southampton Councilwoman Christine Scalera planting herbs Saturday morning.

Local gardeners were busy at work planting herbs, vegetables, and even roses outside the David W. Crohan Community Center in Flanders Saturday morning.

The plantings marked the true start of a community garden in hamlet. (more…)

04/27/14 10:00am
04/27/2014 10:00 AM
Tonya Witczak (left) and her daughter Julianna planting with Missy Weiss. (Credit: Katharine Schroeder)

Tonya Witczak (left) and her daughter Julianna planting with Missy Weiss. (Credit: Katharine Schroeder)

Build a rain garden, help the environment, get a reward.

It’s a simple as that.

The federal Peconic Estuary Program, which was created 20 years ago to improve water quality in the Peconics, will offer rewards of up to $500 to residents in Southold’s Hashamomuck Pond watershed area and the Reeves Bay watershed in Flanders who work to combat groundwater pollution by installing rain gardens, rain barrels or other forms of “conservation landscaping” on their properties.  (more…)