A pedestrian was struck in a hit-and-run on Flanders Road Sunday at the same crosswalk where a fatal crash took place in 2014.
A pedestrian was seriously injured in a hit-and-run crash after he was struck by a sport utility vehicle in Riverside, Southampton police said.
A portion of Flanders Road was closed for several hours Monday after a truck hit a utility pole and flipped, authorities at the scene said.
Paving work on Flanders Road is scheduled to start Sunday night, according a state Department of Transportation press release.
In response to outcry from town leaders in Southampton and Riverhead that the front lobby of the state police barracks in Riverside might go unmanned, state Senator Ken LaValle and Assemblyman Fred Thiele are saying the issue has do with trouble hiring a dispatcher.
A dispatcher would typically man the front desk, the representatives say.
In the meantime, an officer has been filling in. (more…)
Riverhead Supervisor Sean Walter is hoping to stave off what he says are impending plans by the state police to pull a desk officer from its Riverside barracks.
Mr. Walter sent a letter to Senator Ken LaValle (R-Port Jefferson) dated March 4 asking for the senator’s help to keep the barracks at 234 Riverleigh Avenue, near the Route 25 traffic circle, open to walk-in complaints and people who need assistance. (more…)
It might be a common refrain, and it might make common sense. But one Flanders family — quite understandably — wants you to know not to text and drive, and not to drive under the influence of drugs and alcohol.