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11/25/15 3:25pm
11/25/2015 3:25 PM

Former Southampton Town Councilman Brade Bender with his Brian DeSessa outside federal court in Central Islip Tuesday.

In his first one-on-one interview with the media since his arrest and guilty plea in federal court Tuesday, former Southampton Town Councilman Brad Bender told the News-Review he became addicted to pain pills he was overprescribed following back surgery.

Mr. Bender said he eventually started sharing his prescription with another person, who then sold the pills to others. READ

11/24/15 11:17pm
11/24/2015 11:17 PM


Residents of the Flanders-Riverside area had planned for days to speak before the Southampton Town Board about the need for greater policing on their streets in the face of a recent crime wave.


11/24/15 11:11am


Southampton Town Board member Brad Bender pleaded guilty Tuesday morning to conspiracy to illegally distribute oxycodone as part of a $1.8 million scheme involving a Riverhead physician assistant who had previously been arrested by federal agents.  READ

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10/22/15 5:24pm
10/22/2015 5:24 PM


Congressman Lee Zeldin is filing an appeal of the U.S. Postal Service’s recent rejection of a plan to create new ZIP codes for the Flanders, Riverside and Northampton areas, claiming the rejection was the result of an “incomplete analysis” by the Postal Service. READ

09/07/15 8:00am
09/07/2015 8:00 AM

I have admiration for people who can take bad situations and make good out of them — making lemonade out of lemons, if you will. To me, it says a lot when people can bounce back after being knocked down, then dust themselves off and take another shot at whatever it was that knocked them down in the first place. READ