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UPDATE: Police Identify Woman Killed In Fatal CR39 Accident

Why are you all blaming the jitney? It was the SUV that entered the opposing lane of traffic, not the bus. And does someone really think 73 mph in the passing lane on sunrise Higheay is lightning speed? I wish the other vehicles in the left lane on Sunrise were only going 73. " Jul 25, 13 9:45 PM

"Mr. Neely said the road closure, which spanned about nine hours, was necessary so the Suffolk County Medical Examiner could declare the driver of the SUV—29-year-old Carissa Castillo of Shirley—dead at the scene and so authorities could clear the road."

I did a search and found that a physician's assistant from the Office of the medical examiner has pronounced death at accident scenes. When I looked at the website of Suffolk County government, I see that all on-or-off-road MVA fatalities *must be reported to* the office of the medical examiner, but i couldnt find anything saying that death needs to be pronounced at the scene by someone from the medical examiners office or by the medical examiner him or herself. I would like to know if it is a countywide requirement that only the medical examiner or a member of the office may pronounce death at a road fatality. Can anyone tell me if this is a requirement? And why would it take so long? Could a police helicopter transport be used to bring an ME office representative to the scene? And what about the family? The young lady was identified earlier today. Was the family notified and then had to wait hours for their loved one to be pronounced and taken from the accident scene? It's all very confusing. Can someone from the police let us know what the protocol is? " Jul 25, 13 10:14 PM

Who are all the gray haired guys who jump in their vehicles and put the blue lights on their dashboards? I see scores of these guys racing down Sunrise Highway highway to accident scenes on CR 39. Surely they can't all be of use at a scene with a deceased driver for 8 hours. Perhaps they could volunteer to help find a way to divert traffic.
Next time one of these day long traffic backups occurs, drivers should all band together and make multiple calls to all the police and fire departments in the area all.day.long. State, county, town, village. Let them know what it's like to have your entire day turned into a helpless, hopeless situation. Yes, it is very sad that a driver passed away, but it's not the death we are complaining about, it's the blithe disregard for traffic diversion for thousands of people, their employers and their families. " Jul 26, 13 3:38 PM

Three Injured, Driver Charged In Amagansett Wreck

Convertible overturned and struck several trees? They're lucky to be alive. " Jul 28, 13 11:03 AM

Art Southampton Kicks Off Second Year

Art = front page t*ts. Yep. It's the hamptons. " Jul 28, 13 11:05 AM

An Unusual Unearthing In Westhampton Beach Raises Questions

Sounds like a job for Cold Case. " Jul 28, 13 11:14 AM

UPDATE: Police Identify Woman Killed In Fatal CR39 Accident

How come police, fire dept, DOT and NTSB investigation results are never released to the public? 27 East will report the accident, but will they ever publish if speed was a factor, was there something amiss with the roadway, was the driver's cellphone checked? Close own roadways for 8-12 hours on the public dime to do a passel of investigations, then don't bother to tell the public what the findings of those investigations are. I think we deserve to know. We've paid for it in more ways than one. " Jul 28, 13 7:59 PM

Early Monday Crash Closes County Road 39 Once Again

This lack of police rerouting traffic sounds like a pissing contest to me. As if somebody is mad about something having to do with CR 39 or with traffic detail and will not deploy traffic rerouters. " Jul 29, 13 10:39 AM

Why are people being medevaced with non-life threatening injuries? Is there a law against using an ambulance to transport people with non life threatening injuries from Southampton to Stony Brook?

And how come the police can use temp summer employees in the villages to issue traffic tickets but can't use those temp employees to reroute traffic? " Jul 29, 13 8:20 PM

Rumba Discussion Continues, Reluctantly

I'm a descendant of Quaker English settlers from Salem who came to eastern Long Island in the 1600s. But my part of the family migrated up island to Brookhaven town in the 1800s. Now I live here. I'm not sure if I'm local or not. Am I a local once removed? A quasi-local? " Jul 30, 13 7:30 PM

Activists Want Capital One To Drop Alec Baldwin, His Beneficiaries Are Still Supportive

There's an LGBT center opening in Sag Harbor. Baldwin just has to add them to his list of Hamptons donations and he's home free. Money is a superlative balm for hurt feelings. " Jul 31, 13 4:20 PM

Traffic Solutions Remain Elusive Following Accidents Requiring The Closure Of County Road 39

A study was done that found widening and building more roadways simply led to more development which led to more traffic. It's called induced demand. In Europe, they've used congestion pricing. Bloomberg tried to introduce congestion pricing to midtown Manhattan, but it was a no-go." Aug 5, 13 12:01 AM

Montauk Yacht Club Donates $8,000 To Playhouse From Shark Attack Sounds Party

Montauk used to be such a nice place. It was the un-Hampton, an affordable family resort area. Now it's full of drunken, obnoxious partiers." Aug 5, 13 10:03 AM

Justin Bieber's Security Team Involved In Brawl Outside Southampton Night Club

$ounds like someone was looking for a fight with the Bieber people. Gee, I wonder why? Why would $omeone argue with and provocatively throw a rock at the SUV of a multimillionaire pop star who is known for his short fuse? Hmm? Whatever could be the motive, I wonder? " Aug 7, 13 3:12 PM

UPDATE: Sunrise Highway Crash Cleared; Traffic Flowing Normally

But what has this got to do with an accident on Sunrise Highway? The speed limit is 55, not 35. " Aug 7, 13 6:49 PM

Southampton Town Officials Float Ideas To Help Alleviate Traffic Following Serious Accidents

Have a turnaround further west on sunrise highway where people can turn around. Have it chained off most of the time. Have emergency personnel open it after a bad accident, allowing eastbound traffic to turn around farther west and go home. " Aug 7, 13 6:58 PM

Mass transit will do nothing to alleviate the problem of traffic headed east during the weekday, which is the traffic that was affected during both recent accidents. The majority of people caught in the eastbound mess are described as "trade parade." They are suppliers of all sorts of services. They have big trucks. They have tools, they have tile, fixtures, lumber, insulation, pool chemicals, food deliveries to supermarkets, product deliveries to residences and shops like Kmart, bicycle stores, surf shops, garden centers. They are floor refinishers and sealers, sheetrock installers, appliance deliverers, restaurant suppliers, UPS, Fed Ex, USPS, bottled water deliverers, oil, gas, propane suppliers The list could go on for pages. All of these things have to be delivered to us as if we were on a a seperate island. NONE of those people can take mass transit out here. They bring us supplies and services that require their own vehicles. " Aug 8, 13 3:22 AM

East Hampton Democrats Discuss Montauk At 'Listen In'

I agree with the residents. Montauk was unique in that it was the "unHampton." The town wasn't about glitz or partying or bar fights. It was a resort, but more for working class and middle income families. How come that former identity is unsustainable, so that now businesses need to throw everything Montauk was about out the window in order to make profits from nightclubs, bars and taxi services ferrying girls in micro dresses and drunk guys all over town so they can trash the place? What a shame these Montauk businesses can't figure out how to make a living by running a resort area that doesn't depend on crowds drinking and drugging the night away. Now Montauk just resembles another South Shore of Suffolk County bar town. " Aug 9, 13 4:41 PM

Vice President Joe Biden Vacationing In Southampton This Week

Is that what all those westbound police cars were for today? They also had an ambulance with them. I thought maybe they were transporting the lady who drowned off Montauk back to manhattan." Aug 12, 13 5:41 PM

DOT Will Loan Southampton Town Portable Road Signs To Alert Drivers Of Accidents

Certainly a message system can be putt in place. I am harassed daily during the school year with numerous phone calls and emails from the district informing me of inane things. If the school district can message me 4 or 5 days a week, certainly the town should be able to send traffic alerts to people who sign up for the service. Maybe there could be a small fee to pay for it. " Aug 14, 13 2:48 PM

UPDATE: Police Identify Woman Killed In Eastport Crash

I don't seem to remember so many single car fatalities in broad daylight in the past. It seems like it used to be more of a late night type of accident with teenaged or early-20s drivers. " Aug 14, 13 4:56 PM

Complaints Over Volleyball Games In Springs Lead To Proposed New Limit

When did volleyball become so popular? " Aug 16, 13 10:47 AM

Vice President Joe Biden Vacationing In Southampton This Week

Jeez, all this passionate political claptrap just because the guy stayed here for a week. Can we just be glad he didn't shoot anyone in the face? " Aug 16, 13 12:10 PM

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