I first met my Uncle Dave when I was 5 years old and he returned to our home in Williamsburg, Brooklyn, after serving in World War II.  My mom and her sister, Leah, Dave’s two sisters, threw a big welcome home party and roasted chickens...
Judi Bistrian, her 11-year-old daughter, and her 4-year-old son escaped a fire that destroyed their Accabonac Road house and everything in it on Saturday morning.

A box truck slammed into the Long Island Rail Road overpass on Monday morning.
A house on Sagg Main Street went up in flames Monday morning.
Fire chiefs say mother and her two children "lucky" to be alive after an early morning blaze tore through their Springs house. The mother is being treated at Southampton Hospital for non-life-threatening injuries.
A large commerical lawn mower erupted in flames while it was being used on an expansive Bridgehampton estate Friday afternoon.
The owners of the former East Deck Motel in Montauk asked on Friday to postpone a scheduled appearance before the East Hampton Town Planning Board on Wednesday to give the town the chance to negotiate a possible purchase of the property.
A tractor trailer carrying sand flipped over onto its side on Brick Kiln Road in Bridgehampton Friday morning. The driver was airlifted to Stony Brook.
Firefighters and emergency medical technicians offered wreaths in remembrance of the victims of the terrorist attacks on Sept. 11, 2001.