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.
Little did they expect Councilman Brad Bender, one of the men they had come to address Tuesday night, would plead guilty that very morning for his role in illegally selling prescription pain medication in a larger scheme that involved a Riverhead physician assistant who wrote the prescriptions and allegedly took half of the cut. The PA, Michael Troyan, was arrested earlier this month. READ
Southampton Police arrested someone they say is responsible for recent car break-ins in the Flanders and Riverside area. READ
In the wake of a rash of car break-ins in Flanders and a fatal shooting that occurred two nights ago in neighboring Riverside, local civic groups are planning to head to next week’s Town Board meeting and tell their elected officials something: They have had enough. READ
A 27-year-old Riverhead man was shot and killed while sitting in a vehicle outside a Riverside home Tuesday night, Suffolk County police said. READ
Political leaders are urging Gov. Andrew Cuomo to reverse the decisions to lock the public out of the New York State Police barracks in Riverside and funnel calls through the Farmingdale barracks instead. READ
Since late September, parked cars in Flanders and Riverside have been broken into on a weekly basis, according to Southampton Town police reports. READ
Residents in the troubled hamlet of Riverside offered emotional pleas before the Southampton Town Board last Thursday to support the Riverside Revitalization Action Plan.
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