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The Greenport man charged with drunken driving in the fatal crash Sunday morning had a blood alcohol content of 0.21 percent — nearly three times the legal limit — according to Suffolk County assistant district attorney Ray Varuolo. READ

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About two years after the Town Board launched an audit into the Southold Town Justice Court’s handling of bail money, the independent auditors have returned their findings: more than $24,000 was unaccounted for in the court’s bail fund over just a three year period. READ

02/12/15 5:59am
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The exterior of the Southold Town Justice Court offices at Town Hall. (Credit: Grant Parpan)

The exterior of the Southold Town Justice Court offices at Town Hall. (Credit: Grant Parpan)

Conditions at the Southold Justice Court might not be all that just.

A lawsuit filed last week by the Suffolk County Legal Aid Society seeks to shift all criminal arraignments for people arrested in Southold — as well as several other East End municipalities — to 1st District Court in Central Islip, claiming the local justice courts lack adequate conference space where attorneys can meet privately with their clients, as required by the Constitution.  (more…)

01/23/15 8:00am
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Ms. Stulsky leaving court last year. (Credit: Barbaraellen Koch, file)

Ms. Stulsky leaving court last year. (Credit: Barbaraellen Koch, file)

As the former Southold Town senior court clerk accused of stealing more than $230,000 in bail funds over the course of an unknown number of years gets ready to serve a six-month jail sentence, the town is preparing to pay back those who posted bail but never saw the money again.  (more…)

02/27/14 7:00am
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The Southold Justice Court roundup appeared in last Thursday's issue of The Suffolk Times. (Credit: Jennifer Gustavson)

A Southold Justice Court roundup appeared in last Thursday’s issue of The Suffolk Times. (Credit: Jennifer Gustavson)

Newspapers — including this one — are often criticized for reporting on people who are arrested, but not following up on those cases as they wend their way through local and regional court systems to report on the outcomes. It’s pointed out, often by the accused themselves or their loved ones, that many of those charged with a crime are ultimately found not guilty or have criminal charges against them thrown out completely. Yet that information often goes unreported.

This newspaper has taken such criticisms to heart.

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08/16/12 9:50pm
08/16/2012 9:50 PM

A Flanders woman was arrested on a bench warrant Thursday morning, nearly two years after she failed to appear in court on a charge of operating motor vehicle while impaired by drugs, according to court records.

Jacqueline Powell, 44, was arrested at her home on the warrant, which was issued in Southold Town Justice Court on Dec. 15, 2010, according to a prior Suffolk Times report.

Ms. Powell, who reportedly lived in Riverhead at the time the warrant was issued, was transported to Southold police headquarters and processed. She is expected to be held overnight for a court appearance Friday, police said.