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.
Locals may know him as Santa Claus around the holidays. Others have seen him manning the grills at the Cutchogue Fire Department’s annual chicken barbecue. And to many, he’s the man at the wheel of the department’s heavy rescue truck or ambulance on the way to an emergency scene.
Friends and families bundled up for the North Fork Chamber of Commerce and Cutchogue Fire Department’s 13th annual St. Patrick’s Day parade in Cutchogue Saturday afternoon.
A Cutchogue Fire Department ambulance was struck head-on Saturday morning while returning to headquarters after responding to a call at Eastern Long Island Hospital, Southold Town police said. READ
He travels primarily by reindeer-powered sleigh, but for his annual visit to Cutchogue, Santa Claus prefers another mode of transportation: helicopter. READ
A fire ripped through a Southold home early Saturday morning, leaving behind only charred remains. READ
A vehicle caught fire at Route 48 and Cox Lane in Cutchogue Wednesday morning. READ
Carrying on a 60-year tradition, the Cutchogue Fire Department held its annual chicken barbecue Saturday evening, raising funds to support the department and all its good work. READ
A kitchen fire that broke out Saturday afternoon temporarily closed the Southold Italian restaurant Caci North Fork. READ
The 30th annual Riverhead Invitational Drill took play Saturday afternoon, hosted by Riverhead’s own — the Ironmen. READ