Gladys Randall lived alone in apartment F-55 at Driftwood Cove in Greenport. She was 69 and used a wheelchair. She had no known close ties with family, but a health aide would help her with household tasks throughout the week.
On Feb. 3, 1993, the aide discovered Ms. Randall strangled in her apartment; her purse was found empty in a dumpster nearby. READ
A Peconic woman called police when she noticed smoke coming from her basement last Tuesday, police said. An investigation by Southold Fire Department revealed a defective boiler, the report states. READ
Suffolk County Executive Steve Bellone announced Thursday he has chosen Geraldine Hart, a senior supervisory resident agent in charge of the Federal Bureau of Investigation’s Long Island office, as the next county police commissioner.
Ms. Hart, who has been with the FBI for 21 years, will be the first woman at the helm of the Suffolk County Police Department. READ
A Southold man who was facing a first-degree attempted rape charge has pleaded guilty to a reduced charge of second-degree attempted kidnapping. READ
Suffolk County legislators may add controlled substances, including opioids, to the social host law that currently applies to the consumption of alcohol by minors.
The addition has been proposed in Nassau County and Suffolk lawmakers are expected to draft a similar bill. READ
Should speed limits in the Village of Greenport be reduced to 25 mph?
That’s a question village officials have been debating recently, with some insisting that the current 30 mph limit is not effective. READ
Update, 6:15 p.m.: The winter storm warning that was in effect for the North Fork has been canceled.
Forecasters said the area is only in for 2 to 5 inches of snow Saturday night, and issued a winter weather advisory instead for northeastern Suffolk County. The National Weather Service initially said the area would get 4 to 7 inches of snow.
Morgan Harrison, 28, of Stony Brook was arrested last Wednesday after being found by Southampton Town police with an active arrest warrant out of Southold for seventh-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance, a misdemeanor, according to Southold Town police. READ
Concerned about the amount of drinking at past events, the Greenport Village Board is planning to reduce the hours where residents can carry open containers of alcohol at this fall’s Maritime Festival. READ
A winter storm watch is in effect starting 7 p.m. Saturday and extending overnight into Sunday morning, according to the National Weather Service. READ