East End Notebook: Cops Investigating Hamptons Crash, Traffic Tangler

Also this week, a woman recalled a skydiving accident gone wrong in Calverton, and East Hampton's first same-sex couple to marry recalled their first year of marriage.

East Hampton

One Year Later, Marriage is Still Bliss for First Same-Sex Couple

One year ago Thursday, , during their lunch break, becoming the first known same-sex couple in East Hampton to get married.

June 26, 2011 was the first day it was legal in New York State for same-sex couples to say "I Do."

After 31 years together, Gibson, an East Hampton doctor, and Jacobyansky, a retired investment banker, said they weren't quite sure how being legally bound in wedded bliss would change their relationship. They've been presently surprised.

Westhampton-Hampton Bays

Since Memorial Day weekend, traffic control officers in Westhampton Beach have issued 821 tickets, that carry with them fees from $75 for a basic violation to $330 for parking in a handicap-reserved spot. 

North Fork

Greg Nissen, husband to Shelter Island native and sailing , hasn’t left for London yet. He has to run on Shelter Island until Aug. 5, when sleepaway camp for kids ends.

Then he’ll get on a plane and watch his wife and new crewmate go for the gold during the — her second attempt in the women’s 470 sailing class.

“I’ll catch the last two-thirds of the sailing events in Weymouth and be there for the end, when hopefully … well, I won’t even say it,” he said. "But I’ll be there when they pass out the shiny things.”


Amber Gandolfo had never gone skydiving before Tuesday. And her first trip ended up being one she will never forget.

Gandolfo, 25, of Massapequa Park went skydiving on Tuesday with her boyfriend, Adam Gottlieb, at Skydive Long Island. But what started out as a fun adventure soon turned frightening when Gandolfo and her instructor got caught up in sudden winds and , 60 feet above ground, at approximately 6:25 p.m.


Southampton Town police have impounded both vehicles that were involved in a collision Tuesday on County Road 39 — which resulted in a stretch of the four-lane highway being closed for six hours — as the investigation into the cause of the crash continues.

Police said the crash, involving a 2012 Mercedes Benz and a 2004 Western Star truck, was reported at 1:56 p.m. on County Road 39 near the Inlet Road intersection. The collision caused substantial damage to both vehicles and debris and vehicle fluids were spread on all lanes of the highway, according to police.

The  was called in to extricate the driver of the Mercedes Benz, who was then treated by and airlifted by Suffolk County police helicopter to Stony Brook University Medical Center, police said.

Police did not reveal the Mercedes driver's condition. The driver of the truck refused medical attention, according to police.

Walter Kaprielian July 29, 2012 at 03:27 AM
So where's the story from your headline?
Brendan J. O'Reilly (Editor) July 29, 2012 at 04:39 PM
It is the final story on the list: Cops Investigating County Road 39 Crash
Ralebird July 29, 2012 at 05:32 PM
It went away, now it's back.
JOHN WETJEN July 30, 2012 at 03:28 PM
CR 39 ACCIDENT....Who was driving....Why is names being witheld? why were there no police directing traffic? how can one accident shut down the entire south fork? Theses kinds of thing you should be reporting on


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