SOUTHAMPTON VILLAGE—Richard F. Weeks, 55, of Southampton was arrested by Southampton Village Police after being pulled over on Montauk Highway on November 6 at approximately 11:50 a.m. on a warrant for conspiracy in the second degree, a felony. Police said the warrant was in connection to a drug ring. SAG HARBOR VILLAGE—A security guard at Pierson Middle-High School reported a disgruntled voter to Sag Harbor Village Police on November 5 at 12:49 p.m. at the school. Once police arrived, the security guard said a man voting at the school became angered when he said he had to enter through the ... 13 Nov 2019 by Staff Writer
Julio Xajapsinai, 23, of Hampton Bays was arrested on Wednesday, November 6, at 2:18 a.m. by Southampton Town Police and charged with DWI, a misdemeanor, as well as drinking alcohol in a motor vehicle on a highway among other various charges including driving with obstructed view and operating a vehicle without an inspection certificate. Police said they witnessed Mr. Xajapsinai driving on Old Quogue Road in Riverside very slowly and noticed objects hanging from his rearview mirror, obstructing his view. Upon investigation, police noted an alcoholic odor on his breath, droopy eyelids and poor coordination, according to the arrest report, ... by Staff Writer
The Southampton Town Board, in anticipation of receiving $250,000 in Community Development Grant money, voted on Tuesday to allocate $170,000, or 68 percent of the money, to projects in the Flanders and Riverside hamlets. The state grant, which is issued through Suffolk County, is given to the town each year to put toward improvements in communities where 51 percent or more of the population live under the area median income. Southampton Town Housing and Community Development Director Diana Weir said the Flanders and Riverside communities are eligible to receive CDBG money, as is the North Sea community. In Riverside, the ... by Greg Wehner
A U.S. District Judge last week dismissed a lawsuit filed by an Erie County clerk attempting to block a state law from going into effect that would allow undocumented immigrants to legally obtain driver’s licenses. The law, dubbed the Green Light Law, was passed by both houses of the State Legislature and was signed by Governor Andrew Cuomo in June. Its enactment means undocumented immigrants will be able to obtain a basic driver’s license in New York, because it lifts a requirement that applicants show proof of immigration status if they offer a foreign passport or driver’s license from a ... by Greg Wehner
I meet the geese this time. They are lifting off Fairfield Pond, already calculating the convenient meal of barley so nearby. “We don’t even need to cross the highway!” one calls to the other. The flight, not being long enough to require their signature “V” formation, means they come in a straight line. Not one by one, but like a long, black dash rising into the sky. The plan is to hop out of the pond, over the line of houses, and then land in that open farm field. Their individual aerodynamic shape, the impressive wingbeats that bring them high ... by Staff Writer
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