04/11/15 5:13pm
04/11/2015 5:13 PM
A Hampton Bays firetruck on the scene of Saturday's brush fire. (Credit: Jen Nuzzo)

A Hampton Bays firetruck on the scene of Saturday’s brush fire. (Credit: Jen Nuzzo)

Firefighters battled a brush fire approximately nine acres wide for nearly two hours Saturday afternoon in Flanders, according to Flanders Fire Chief Joe Joe Pettit.

No injuries were reported and firefighters had the fire under control by around 4:45 p.m. (more…)

04/03/15 3:04pm
04/03/2015 3:04 PM
(Credit: Liz Person)

Emergency workers try to free the driver from a sedan after a crash on Sound Avenue Friday. (Credit: Liz Person)

Update: An 86-year-old Ridge man who was at the wheel a 2010 Infiniti G37 Friday when he inexplicably swerved into oncoming traffic and crashed into other vehicle before careening off the roadway suffered non-life threatening injuries, Riverhead Town police said.

Joseph Lamicela was heading east on Sound Avenue at the time of the 2 p.m. crash, police said. He was taken to Stony Brook University Hospital.

A 44-year-old driver of a Ford pickup that was towing a trailer Mr. Lamicela’s car had crashed into was not injured.

No reason for determined for why Mr. Lamicela swerved into the westbound lanes. No violations were issued.

Police are asking anyone with information call 631-727-4500.

Correction: An earlier version of this update gave the wrong time of the crash.

Original story: A two-vehicle accident on Sound Avenue in Riverhead Friday afternoon left one man injured, Riverhead Town police said. (more…)

03/24/15 1:32pm
03/24/2015 1:32 PM

Three farm workers were taken to Peconic Bay Medical Center after they experienced headaches and grogginess from carbon monoxide emitted by a space heater at Wells Farm in Aquebogue Tuesday, fire officials and a farm co-owner said.

The workers were in barn that was being heated by a kerosene space heater when they began feeling ill, said farm co-owner Eric Wells. (more…)

03/06/15 1:37pm
03/06/2015 1:37 PM
Firefighters briefly evacuated a bank after a fuel spill outside of it this afternoon. (Credit: Tim Gannon)

Firefighters briefly evacuated a bank after a fuel spill outside of it this afternoon. (Credit: Tim Gannon)

Chase Bank was evacuated shortly after noon while Riverhead Fire Department volunteers responded to a report of a fuel spill in the parking lot just north of the branch in Riverhead Centre on Route 58.