04/17/15 10:00am
04/17/2015 10:00 AM
Kenny Alfano of Flanders voices his displeasure that Flanders Riverside Northampton Civic Association membership applications had not been processed in time for the monthly meeting Monday night. (Credit: Barbaraellen Koch)

Kenny Alfano of Flanders voices his displeasure that Flanders Riverside Northampton Civic Association membership applications had not been processed in time for the monthly meeting Monday night. (Credit: Barbaraellen Koch)

Nearly 20 years ago, a News-Review article about Riverhead Town’s decision to create a townwide garbage pickup program started with the following sentence: “There are two sides to every garbage story.”

As they say, the more things change, the more they stay the same.  (more…)

04/05/15 12:00pm
04/05/2015 12:00 PM
Some of the friends, neighbors and other well-wishers who raised some $15,000 for the Fountaine family. Front row, from left: Sherry Kemp, Joyce Russell, Dolline Welch, Darlene Hobson, Robin Berkeley  and Lyn Fountaine. Back row: Tracey Fountaine, Gundula Dueperthal, Bill Russell, Jerry Hobson and Chris Sheldon. (Credit: Tim Gannon)

Some of the friends, neighbors and other well-wishers who raised some $15,000 for the Fountaine family. Front row, from left: Sherry Kemp, Joyce Russell, Dolline Welch, Darlene Hobson, Robin Berkeley and Lyn Fountaine. Back row: Tracey Fountaine, Gundula Dueperthal, Bill Russell, Jerry Hobson and Chris Sheldon. (Credit: Tim Gannon)

“Everything that’s been done for us, it’s amazing. Absolutely amazing,” Tracey Fountaine said last Wednesday after a small group of neighbors presented him and his wife with a special quilt complete with messages from 54 friends, neighbors and well-wishers.  (more…)

04/04/15 10:00am
04/04/2015 10:00 AM
Flanders resident Chrissy Prete speaks out against a proposal to establish a municipal garbage district in the Flanders, Riverside and Northampton hamlets during a presentation on the plan at Friday's Waters Edge Civic Association meeting. (Credit: Tim Gannon)

Flanders resident Chrissy Prete speaks out against a proposal to establish a municipal garbage district in the Flanders, Riverside and Northampton hamlets during a presentation on the plan at Friday’s Waters Edge Civic Association meeting. (Credit: Tim Gannon)

A proposed garbage district in Flanders, Riverside and Northampton was met with overwhelming opposition from those in attendance at a Waters Edge Civic Association meeting last Friday night in Flanders. (more…)

03/27/15 12:06pm
03/27/2015 12:06 PM

Refuse in woods along Oak Avenue in Flanders from 2012. (Credit: Tim Gannon, file)

A proposal to institute a garbage district in the hamlets of Flanders, Riverside and Northampton will be discussed before the Waters Edge Civic Association at 7 p.m. Friday at the Crohan Community Center in Flanders.

Christine Fetten, Southampton Town’s Director of Municipal Works, will be the speaker.

The proposal would have to be approved by property owners within the proposed district before it could take effect. Town officials have yet to determine when that vote would be.  (more…)

01/26/15 12:25pm
01/26/2015 12:25 PM

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Felony charges including attempted rape and criminal possession of a weapon against a 30-year-old Wading River man are set to be dismissed, following an “extensive” follow-up investigation into the incident, prosecutors revealed Monday.

Southampton Town police arrested Richard Rause, 30, for allegedly attacking a 30-year-old woman near a lake at the Wildwood Town Park located at on Lake Ave in Northampton about 2:15 p.m. Jan. 14.

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01/16/15 11:00am
01/16/2015 11:00 AM
Richard Rause, 30, of Wading River being led to his arraignment Friday morning. (Credit: Carrie MIller)

Richard Rause, 30, of Wading River being led to his arraignment Friday morning. (Credit: Carrie MIller)

Update: These charges were scheduled to be dropped, it was announced in court on Jan. 26.

A Wading River man accused of attempting to rape a woman at gunpoint was being held at the Riverside jail on $50,000 cash bail Friday morning, awaiting word of a grand jury indictment.

Southampton Town police said Richard Rause, 30, allegedly attacked a 30-year-old woman about 2:15 p.m. Wednesday behind Wildwood Bowling Alley in Northampton. (more…)

11/10/14 1:11pm
11/10/2014 1:11 PM
Cops executed a search warrant at this Pine Court property in Northampton on Friday. (Credit: Paul Squire)

Cops executed a search warrant at this Pine Court property in Northampton on Friday. (Credit: Paul Squire)

A third East End Drug Task Force raid Friday netted two arrests on felony drug sales and possession charges in Northampton, according to a Southampton Town police report.

The search warrant was executed at a property on Pine Court at 6:20 a.m., only a few minutes after authorities searched two other properties in Riverhead on Doctors Path and Union Avenue and arrested six people.

The three search warrants came two day after another property in Riverhead was also searched by members of several police agencies working with the task force.Authorities have not yet said whether the four all raids were related, though a police report out of Southampton Town states the Northampton arrests came as the result of a “long term investigation.”

Southampton Town police declined to provide further details about the investigations, referring all questions to the Suffolk County District Attorney’s office.

ROMAINE HOPKINS

ROMAINE HOPKINS

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QUANDOL LEWIS

The DA’s spokesperson could not be reached for comment. (more…)

11/09/14 10:00am
11/09/2014 10:00 AM
New stores like Costco have increased Riverhead's assessed value, which could increase the school tax. (Credit: Tim Gannon)

New stores like Costco have increased Riverhead’s assessed value, which could increase the school tax. (Credit: Tim Gannon)

The annual swing of school taxes from the Riverhead Town portion of the Riverhead School District to Southampton Town has hit the people in Flanders, Riverside and Northampton pretty hard in the past.  But this year, the Southampton Town portion of the district will be getting a break.

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