Neighbors Work to Fill Potholes on Private Road
The residents of Atlantic Avenue in Hampton Bays said they have accomplished what they set out to do: repair their private roadway in one day, spending less than $1,000.
The project got underway on Sunday morning after Paul Visentin, an eight-year resident of Hampton Bays, called on his 40 neighbors to help fill in more than 15 potholes on the road.
Dog Leash Vote Tabled; Community Meeting Planned
While a public hearing on a proposed leash law brought out Southold residents on both sides of the issue, the overwhelming majority of those present spoke passionately about the need to use common sense when legislating whether or not four-legged friends should run free on town beaches.
Southold Town Supervisor Scott Russell began the public hearing by saying the resolution to vote on the amendments to the town code — which would have required that dogs on town beaches be leashed — would be tabled.
"I don't believe that the town board will be acting to pass this legislation in its current form," Russell said, adding that he did believe the town needed to act soon — but that compromise should be key.
Montauk Approves First Responder Pilot Program
Come June 15, Montauk will have paid workers responding to medical emergencies 24 hours a day, making it the first district in the Town of East Hampton to start a paid EMS system.
The Montauk Fire District Board of Fire Commissioners approved a pilot program at its meeting on Tuesday, according to Joseph Dryer, the chairman.
The program will put one paid advanced life support provider on duty 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, during Montauk's busiest months, from June 15 to Sept 15. The estimated cost is $80,000. The district's current budget did not fund the program, and Dryer said the commissioners are still crunching numbers.
'Missing' Southampton Man Surfaces in Oregon
A 51-year-old North Sea resident who was reported missing by his family has shown up in Oregon, according to police.
In a statement issued Friday night at 9:32, Southampton Town police said Timothy R. White, upon hearing that he was listed as a missing person, visited a local police agency in Oregon to present himself.
Almost one year ago, wildfires raged locally — and a community came together to help in a time of crisis.
Now, members of the Flanders, Riverside and Northampton Community Association are working to spread the word about fire safety — especially in the Pine Barrens.
To that end, FRNCA's guest speakers, scheduled for the April 8 meeting, which takes place at 7 p.m. at the David W. Crohan Community Center in Flanders, include representatives of the Pine Barrens Commission and the National Fire Prevention Association.