05/19/15 10:30am
05/19/2015 10:30 AM
Over 100 members of the public attended an informational meeting on Friday night about a proposed garbage district. (Credit: Tim Gannon)

Over 100 members of the public attended an informational meeting on Friday night about a proposed garbage district. (Credit: Tim Gannon)

“For everybody to get up here and say the same things over and over again is ridiculous.”

So said Mike Brewer, a former president of the Flanders, Riverside, and Northampton Community Association at Friday night’s public informational meeting about a garbage district that has been proposed in the three hamlets.

Mr. Brewer said at the meeting that he’s unsure where he lies on the proposal, but said residents should let it go to a public vote.

But Mr. Brewer found himself in the minority on Friday night, where most of the 30 or so people who spoke at the meeting already had their minds made up. They were opposed to the idea, though some did support the proposal.

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04/27/15 1:26pm
04/27/2015 1:26 PM
Southampton councilman Brad Bender spoke to residents at the recent FRANCA meeting about garbage pick up. (Credit: Barbaraellen Koch)

Southampton councilman Brad Bender spoke to residents at the recent FRANCA meeting about garbage pick up. (Credit: Barbaraellen Koch)

Southampton Town will be holding an informational meeting on its proposal to create a garbage district in the Flanders, Riverside and Northampton hamlets on Friday, May 15, at 7 p.m. in the Phillips Avenue Elementary School. (more…)

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…)