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
Members of the Tocci family in front of the sign Friday afternoon. (Credit: Carrie Miller)
Two weeks after posting a large sign on Flanders Road urging drivers to avoid texting and driving, a Flanders woman said she is feeling pressure to take it down. (more…)
A sign on Route 24 warns drivers of the dangers of texting and driving following the death of Barbara Tocci on the road earlier this year. (Credit: Carrie Miller)
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.