Ida Crohan celebrated her “happy day” centennial on May 7 (her real birthday is May 8), with a reception hosted by her niece Kathy Konkel, granddaughter Cindee Tooker from Georgia and son Don and wife from Tennessee. Family and friends shared memories and good times. Several certificates of appreciation were presented, as well as a proclamation from Southampton Town Supervisor Jay Schneiderman. An aerial photo of Ida’s Pond, the 100th named pond in Southampton Town, was presented by Trustee Eric Schultz, as well as a flag flown over the Capitol, compliments of her great-grandson David Zilnicki. Ida is the mother of three, grandmother of nine, great-grandmother of 13 and great-great-grandmother of two. They would like to thank all who attended this special day.
Hello! I hope everyone had a wonderful Mother’s Day.
I would like to congratulate Amy Wesolowski and John Perkowski on the birth of their beautiful daughter, Kinley Ann Perkowski, on April 15. She weighed 5 pounds, 5 ounces, and was 17 3/4 inches long. The whole family is new to our community, so a big welcome to all.
The ongoing Riverside revitalization efforts and a planned indoor gym in Northampton will add up to more work for members of the Flanders Northampton Volunteer Ambulance Company.
“We’re going to be the busiest ambulance company in town,” said Ron Hintze, a longtime board of director. READ
On the heels of seeing one home in the area demolished at the ordering of Southampton Town — and another soon to come — members of local civic groups in Flanders, Riverside and Northampton have made a list of 15 other blighted properties they’d like to see torn down. READ
Riverside, Flanders and Northampton residents had a rough stretch at the end of 2015.
Car after car was vandalized across the area — over 60 break-ins ended up being reported. An armed robbery occurred at a home. Someone was even shot and killed on the street in Riverside. An informal night watch was formed as frightened residents appealed to the town for help. READ
An 18-year-old Eastport man was seriously injured when he lost control of his car on icy roads and crashed into a utility pole in Northampton Friday morning. But while the teen remains in critical condition at a nearby hospital, his friends, family, church and community are rallying behind him.
Family, co-workers and friends the local high school alumni killed in a head-on car crash in Northampton last week, have started a trio of online fundraisers to help support the families. READ