Here’s a look at some of the top stories that made headlines in and around your community this week.
The Queen of Pop doesn't rule the land in Suffolk.
The county planning department issued Madonna and a Bridgehampton construction company a cease-and-desist letter last month because the county said that an access road violates preservation law.
After an application to excavate his Sound Avenue parcel was denied, a Riverhead property owner said he wants to work with the town for a solution.
The sex between a Goldman Sachs executive and the woman who accused him of rape was consensual, according to defense attorney, Edward Burke Jr.
Jason Lee was arraigned on a three-count indictment, including first-degree rape, in Suffolk County Criminal Court on Friday.
For several tedious hours on Tuesday, Suffolk County Board of Elections workers counted and recounted 144 hand-written ballots cast by Conservative voters in a primary race for Southampton supervisor last week. In the end, neither side was able to claim victory.