Race day started early, especially for two Brooklyn runners, Angel Confesor and Felipe Garcia, who shared the Sunday morning drive to eastern Long Island for the Jamesport First Department’s 18th annual Sound to Bay 10K. Garcia said they were on the road by 6:20 a.m.
In keeping with the early-bird theme, both men were the first two finishers in the 10-kilometer race, with Confesor winning for the second year in a row. He reached the finish line at South Jamesport Beach in 36 minutes, 24 seconds, well behind his winning time of 35:33.9 last year. Garcia was well behind him. Despite getting lost on the course — he figures those missteps added about a minute to his time — Garcia still took second place in 39:04. Jose Vlloa was third in 40:21.
Firefighters quickly tamped down a suspected electrical fire in the garage of a Jamesport house Saturday afternoon, according to police at the scene. READ
Jamesport Fire Department kicked off its 61st annual carnival with a parade down Main Road from Washington Avenue to the fire station on Manor Lane Wednesday night. READ
The driver of a Ford Escape escaped serious injury after her vehicle overturned on Main Road in Aquebogue Tuesday afternoon, Riverhead Town police at the scene said. READ
A Jamesport assistant fire chief arrested last week on charges of driving while intoxicated and leaving the scene of an accident will serve a six-month voluntary leave of absence from the department, fire district officials confirmed following an executive session Tuesday. READ
A Jamesport Fire Department assistant chief was arrested Saturday evening after leaving the scene of a drunk-driving crash in his department vehicle, Southold Town police said. READ
One person was taken to the hospital Monday after he crashed his vehicle into a tree near the intersection of Sound Avenue and Church Lane in Aquebogue, according to a press release.
For the second time in a little over a week, the Jamesport Fire Department extinguished a chimney fire Thursday evening, according to a department press release. READ