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Ex-councilman Brad Bender talks about prison life and returning home

by Apr 2, 2018
Incarceration is as difficult as one might imagine, but returning home is also fraught with difficult adjustments. Former Southampton Town councilman Brad Bender opens up about his experience in the hope of helping others.

Ex-Southampton councilman, bound for federal prison this week, speaks out on addiction, recovery and life’s lessons

by Sep 13, 2016
On Thursday, Bender will surrender himself at the Lewisburg Federal Prison Camp in central Pennsylvania, where he will begin to serve out a two-year sentence for his conviction on a charge of conspiring to sell oxycodone. He sat down for an exclusive interview with RiverheadLOCAL this weekend.

Former Southampton Councilman Brad Bender sentenced to 2 years in prison following felony drug charge

by Jun 24, 2016
Former Southampton Town Councilman Brad Bender, who pleaded guilty to a felony drug charge last November, was sentenced today to 24 months in prison and three years probation.

Former Southampton councilman fined, facing up to 2½ years in prison in plea deal with federal prosecutors

by Apr 20, 2016
Former Southampton councilman Brad Bender is facing up the two-and-a-half years in state prison for his conviction on a charge of conspiracy to sell narcotics, if a federal district court judge approves a plea arrangement agreed to by prosecutors.

Southampton will hold special election tomorrow following former councilman’s arrest on drug charges

by Jan 25, 2016
Two months after a Southampton councilman was arrested for his involvement in a narcotics scheme, Southampton residents will head to the polls tomorrow for a special election to decide who will fill his seat on the town board.

Southampton supervisor: councilman has resigned ‘effective immediately’

by Nov 24, 2015
Southampton Councilman Brad Bender has stepped down. The Southampton Town Board will set the date for a special election during a meeting it has set for Monday, Nov. 30.

Southampton Town cleans up area adjacent to Grangebel Park walkway

by Aug 26, 2015
“Sunlight is said to be the best disinfectant,” as Justice Louis Brandeis famously said, and that’s exactly what Southampton Town officials are hoping to...