A Riverside man accused of selling heroin that is believed to be linked with several overdoses within Southampton Town and Suffolk County was arrested on several charges Wednesday following a “lengthy investigation into narcotic sales,” according to Southampton Town police. READ
Riverhead will again vie for a $10 million Long Island Downtown Revitalization grant, but this year the town will agree to apply along with Southampton Town for a better chance at the state funds. READ
Incoming Southampton Town Police Chief Steven Skrynecki discussed immigration, opioid addiction and improving community relations during a recent meeting in Flanders.
Mr. Skrynecki is currently working on a consulting basis until mid-April, when he formally becomes chief. He said he plans to hold additional meetings throughout Southampton Town and hopes to hear feedback from the community.
At its Monday meeting, members of the Flanders, Riverside and Northampton Community Association briefly discussed a proposal to temporarily convert an overgrown lot behind Marta’s Deli on Riverleigh Avenue into a soccer field. FRNCA president Ron Fisher said Southampton Town recently spent $22,000 to clean up the site and hoped to see it used for athletics. READ
Hooking up Riverside to Riverhead Town’s sewer district could be a “win-win” for the towns, according to Supervisor Sean Walter.
Paola Zuniga-Tellez had already spent more than half her life in America by the time she moved from Brooklyn to the East End, resettling in Flanders with her husband, Jose. A native of Mexico, she had the advantage of being bilingual, yet still felt like an outsider in her new home. READ
Southampton Town Board members agreed informally last Thursday to schedule a public information meeting on a proposal to allow the Flanders Northampton Volunteer Ambulance to institute third-party billing to the insurance companies of patients who receive ambulance services.
After Superstorm Sandy flooded and destroyed numerous houses in the Bay View Pines and Waters Edge communities in Flanders, the state launched a program to purchase those properties with the goal of leaving them undeveloped and uninhabited, hoping to ensure area homeowners would never again be affected by a similar disaster.