On a bitter cold evening, a couple was enjoying the warmth of their fireplace at their Harvest Lane home on the first night of the new year when the alarm company called; the smoke detector in the basement was going off. Matthew Simone told them everything was fine at first, but when he opened the door to the basement he found smoke, his partner, Pamela Watson recalled. READ
After commissioner and ex-chief Andrew “Drew” McCaffery of the Cutchogue Fire Department died Aug. 12 at 41, his family wanted to find a way to honor his memory by raising money for some of his favorite charities. He was best known in his community for lending a helping hand whenever needed.
Under clear skies and sunshine Saturday afternoon, another huge crowd turned out for the 61st annual Cutchogue Fire Department chicken barbecue. READ
The driver of a Honda Civic escaped serious injury after his car flipped onto its back following a collision at the intersection of Route 48 and Wickham Avenue in Mattituck Saturday afternoon, according to Southold Town police. A second collision, on eastbound Route 48, occurred less than a hour later, resulting in a medevac. READ
A 23-year-old Riverhead woman suffered a laceration to her leg from a boat’s outboard motor as she climbed the swim ladder Saturday afternoon, according to Southold Town police. READ
Cutchogue joined fire departments from across Suffolk County in Riverhead Saturday for the annual motorized drill competition. READ
UPDATE: The man who was pulled from Long Island Sound Wednesday was pronounced dead at Peconic Bay Medical Center, Southold Town police said. The drowning victim was identified Thursday as Ellis Roudette, 84, of the Bronx. READ
A kayaker who fell into Long Island Sound off Cutchogue was safely pulled to shore by members of the Southold Fire Department Friday afternoon after a woman spotted the man in distress from her home and dialed 911. READ
Multiple injuries were reported after a three-car accident at the intersection of Route 48 and Depot Lane in Cutchogue Thursday morning, according to Southold Town police. READ
When the Cutchogue Fire Department needed a firefighter with the expertise to operate its fire rescue boat, Jason Cooper was there. When his country needed his service during the first Gulf War in Desert Storm, Jason Cooper was there. When the New Suffolk School Board needed a volunteer community member to serve, Jason Cooper was there.