Civic activist struck by car

07/22/2010 12:00 AM |

A Northville man, a local civic activist, was listed in critical but stable condition this week after he was struck by a car near his home over the weekend.

Kerry Moran, 67, was crossing Sound Shore Road about 1:30 p.m. Saturday to fetch his mail when he was hit by a car driven by Walter Breitenbach of Aquebogue, friends and police said. He was airlifted to Stony Brook University Medical Center with undisclosed injuries.

No charges were filed against the driver.

Mr. Moran is a former president and active member of the Northville Beach Civic Association. He has lobbied local governments for years to address flooding and other issues in his beachfront community.

Civic association member Mary Yarusso said this week that the Riverhead postmaster had agreed to allow residents who live on the north side of the road, as Mr. Moran does, to move their mailboxes to their own side of the street. Currently, residents on the north side must cross the street to get their mail.

In a letter distributed to her neighbors, Ms. Yarusso wrote that she had asked the postmaster to let residents move their mailboxes to the north side of the road and postmaster had agreed, as long as residents let their letter carrier know of the change.

The Riverhead postmaster confirmed Wednesday that residents were allowed to move their mailboxes.