Here’s some of the stories that grabbed headlines in your community and nearby communities this week.
The U.S. Army Corp of Engineers plans to hire private contractors to dredge 150,000 cubic yards of material and use it to drop along the coastline at Cupsogue Beach in Westhampton this fall.
If you're a cyclist with a flat tire, stranded in a foreign land, the North Fork is the place to be.That might be the motto of a story related by Cutchogue resident Susan Tyler, who said she was home on Sunday when a French couple, Adeline Voinchet and Marc Locatelli, who are in the process of riding a tandem bike around the world, got a flat tire near her house.
"They told us they were fixing their flat and would we mind if they put their tent up in the backyard to sleep," Tyler, who wrote about her experience on Facebook, said. "It was starting to get dark and by the time they had the tire fixed it would have been too late to bike on. So we said 'sure.'"
A Southampton man was piloting a plane that crashed Sunday afternoon at a Shelter Island airport, according to The Shelter Island Reporter.
Police told The Reporter that the pilot, Marc Andre Chiffert, a 55-year-old who lives in Southampton and New York City, suffered minor injuries, along with his two adult passengers.
One year ago Wednesday, a vacationer vanished from his Montauk motel room. What happened to George Richardson remains a mystery.
Richardson, his wife, Mary, and three young sons were staying at Hartman's Briney Breezes Motel on Old Montauk Highway, when he disappeared on Aug. 28, 2012, the morning he was due to return home.