State’s $2.6 million road work project in Wading River is set to begin this week, be completed by year’s endThe project includes road and drainage repairs and repaving work on Route 25A between Wading River-Manor Road and Route 25.
- Riverhead Democratic candidates for supervisor and town board have received the endorsement of the Long Island Environmental Voters Forum, the group announced in an email this morning.
- Politics is in the air this week, with an environmental forum for town supervisor candidates on Monday, a gathering at a downtown restaurant to watch the first Democratic presidential candidates debate on Tuesday and a town supervisor candidates debate on Thursday.
Where do the supervisor candidates stand on environmental issues?
Monday night forum aims to find outSean Walter, Jodi Giglio and Anthony Coates will each face questions by environmental advocates — separately — in an Oct. 5 session at the Suffolk County Community College Culinary in Riverhead.
- The new owner is developing high-altitude solar-powered communications drones, according to Town Supervisor Sean Walter.
- Paving work is planned for three Riverhead town roads today, Highway Superintendent George Woodson said.
Student injured in Riverhead school bus mishap Tuesday; angry parents demand answers from school districtSusan Tocci, mother of the injured student, said the school district never informed her that her daughter’s bus had nearly been in a car accident, nor that her daughter had been injured as a result.
- Today’s the deadline for town supervisors across New York to file their tentative operating budgets for 2016. We’ll get a first look at Supervisor Sean Walter’s proposed spending plan when the supervisor presents his tentative budget tomorrow morning at 9:30 a.m. in the Riverhead Town Hall meeting room. Walter’s 2016 tentative budget ...
Heavy rain, possible tropical storm and major flooding to bring a month’s worth of rainfall this weekHeavy rain over the next week and the impacts from a potential tropical storm could bring major flooding to the area this week through the weekend, according to the National Weather Service.
- The state Department of Public Service has recommended a $325 million revenue increase over three years for PSEG-LI, according to a report released by the state late yesterday. If adopted, average residential customers on Long Island will see electric costs increase by 0.8 percent in 2016, 2.1 percent in 2017 and ...
State’s directive shutting down Health Republic insurance co-op will affect ‘hundreds and hundreds’ across regionFollowing Friday’s announcement by the state that it has directed the new health insurance cooperative Health Republic to wind down its business operations, consumers across the region suddenly find themselves without coverage as of the end of the year.