09/09/14 2:51pm
09/09/2014 2:51 PM
A school bus got stuck on the guard rail of the L.I.E. Tuesday afternoon. (Credit: Paul Squire)

A school bus got stuck on the guardrail of the L.I.E. Tuesday afternoon. (Credit: Paul Squire)

A mini-school bus headed for St. Isidore Elementary School in Riverhead crashed onto the guardrail of the Long Island Expressway Tuesday afternoon after the driver lost control of the bus between eastbound exits 72 and 73, police at the scene said.  (more…)

01/29/14 2:30pm
01/29/2014 2:30 PM

JENNIFER GUSTAVSON PHOTO |  A Chevy Suburban flipped onto its side on Country Road 105 Wednesday afternoon.

The driver of a Chevy Suburban escaped serious injury after his vehicle hit a mini school bus on County Road 105, crossed into oncoming traffic and flipped onto its side, police officials at the scene said. (more…)

01/25/14 12:15pm
01/25/2014 12:15 PM

COURTESY PHOTO |  Ira Marguiles was diagnosed with Stage 4 liver cancer.

After countless hours of helping strangers, the Riverhead Volunteer Ambulance Corps is coming to the rescue of one of their own.

Members will attend a fundraiser dinner tonight at the Middle Island Fire Department to help support Ira Marguiles, a member of the Riverhead Volunteer Ambulance Corporation who was diagnosed with Stage 4 liver cancer and is unable to work.

Mr. Marguiles is also an Advanced Life Support provider for the Rocky Point and Middle Island Fire Departments, and is a retired NYC corrections officer. His aggressive treatments leave him unable to support his wife and young children, a flyer for the dinner reads.

All funds collected Saturday night will be put toward paying for Mr. Marguiles’ medical and household expenses.

The fundraiser spaghetti dinner will be held at 31 Arnold Drive and will also feature a Chinese auction and 50/50 raffle. The event will include three seatings at 4, 5:30, and 7 p.m.

Tickets are available for $10.

01/16/14 9:28am
01/16/2014 9:28 AM
RACHEL YOUNG PHOTO | Police investigate the scene of a fatal accident Thursday morning in Laurel.

RACHEL YOUNG PHOTO | Police investigate the scene of a fatal accident Thursday morning in Laurel.

A pedestrian was struck and killed in a motor vehicle accident just east of the Riverhead Town line early Thursday morning, police and fire officials confirmed.

Authorities said Riverhead and Southold police were originally called to the scene a few hundred feet east of the Laurel Post Office shortly before 5:45 a.m.

Jamesport Fire Department’s heavy rescue team and the Riverhead Volunteer Ambulance Corps also responded but the scene was turned over to Mattituck’s rescue squad when it was determined that the crash had happened within their jurisdiction, fire officials said.

Two vehicles were involved in the accident, an SUV and a sedan.

At least one victim had become trapped, fire officials said. Southold Police said the pedestrian was jogging on Main Road. The drivers of the two vehicles were not injured, police said.

JOE WERKMEISTER PHOTO | Southold Police deployed its new command van to the scene of Thursday’s accident. It was the first official use of the van.

Mattituck firefighters closed Main Road in both directions while the scene was cleared; the road remains closed while Southold police investigate.

Police  expect the road to remain closed through the morning. Southold police deployed its brand new command van for its first official use.

The Suffolk County District Attorney’s office is also on scene to help investigate.

Southold Police Department said it would release more details from the accident shortly.

01/15/14 7:31am
01/15/2014 7:31 AM

The National Weather Service is warning drivers about dense fog and icy road conditions this morning.

Riverhead Volunteer Ambulance has already responded to two accidents at about 6 a.m. Wednesday morning on Route 25 in Calverton, just west of Edwards Avenue. One involved a truck that skidded off the road and the other a car that overturned near the Jewish Cemetery. One person was taken to Peconic Bay Medical Center with lower back pain.

Suffolk County Police is also advising motorists to use extreme caution when driving on roadways in Suffolk County.

“The roadways are icy and considered hazardous. There is also limited visibility due to dense fog,” police said.

The National Weather Service issued an advisory through 9 a.m. Wednesday morning for southeast Suffolk County, stating:  “The combination of light winds and abundant low level moisture has caused fog to develop across the area. Temperatures in many locations will remain at or below the freezing mark though mid-morning or so. This will result in icy conditions on any untreated surfaces. Anyone traveling should exercise extra caution and leave plenty of space in front of them.”

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