First, they lost their home in the 2012 wildfire.
The following year, their daughter Christine passed away at the age of 29.
Now, George and Kathleen Moretti will have to bury their son. READ
Local officials are hoping that Next Generation 911 will solve problems some residents in the Riverhead Town portion of Manorville have been experiencing with long response times on emergency calls and police or ambulances going to the wrong street.
Suffolk County Police arrested a second man and charged him with murder in relation to a body that was found burning in the Manorville woods last week. READ
Thomas Campanaro, president of the Riverhead Town Fire Chiefs Council and the Manorville fire commissioner, claims the town’s fire marshals can’t keep up.
There are too many inspections to complete and too many calls to respond to, he said.
Mr. Campanaro said he’s concerned for the safety of his fellow volunteer firefighters and emergency personnel, as well as the public as a whole. And he said the Fire Council — which has called for Riverhead Town to hire more full-time fire marshals several times — is ready to make some noise about the issue.
“We don’t want to be an angel up there looking down saying we didn’t do enough to shake the tree,” he said. “We’re not going to let it go.” (more…)