- The assistance Supervisor Sean Walter has been hoping to get from a state financing authority to refinance Riverhead’s staggering CPF bond debt is far from guaranteed.
Over Krupski’s objection, Suffolk legislators fund study of nuclear plant’s impacts on L.I. Sound temperaturesDeputy Presiding Officer Jay Schneiderman, sponsored the bill to fund the $79,000 study. It passed 11-5, with Legis. Al Krupski joining four Republicans in voting against the measure.
- A community is mourning tonight as news spreads of the passing of Capt. Joseph “Joe” Frohnhoefer, Jr., 71, founder and CEO of Sea Tow International who died at his Southold home after a battle with cancer. The loss of Frohnhoefer, said Cindy McCaffery, vice president of program development at Sea Tow, is “devastating.” Reflecting on the man ...
- Just 10 years ago, spotting a bald eagle on Long Island was almost unheard of. But thanks to decades of environmental conversation efforts and legislation, our nation’s mascot has become an increasingly frequent sight on the North Fork. “I’ve had about 50 sightings in the past year,” said Sean Keenan, a local wildlife activist and educator who lives in Rocky ...
- Anthony Coates, Supervisor Sean Walter’s former political adviser, who has over the past two years become an increasingly vocal critic of his former ally’s policies, has decided not to run for office.
Towns, villages settle Legal Aid Society suit over lack of private conference space in justice courtsRiverhead has agreed, in a stipulation of settlement, to modify a small conference room to create a safe place for confidential attorney-client meetings in Riverhead Justice Court, but the court facilities’ other problems — including overcrowding and security issues the justices say are urgent — remain unaddressed.
DeVito decides she wants another shot at supervisor; Northville Beach civic leader wants to run for councilJamesport-South Jamesport Civic president Angela DeVito, who ran on the Democratic line for town supervisor in 2013, has decided to give it another go this year and Northville Beach Civic Association president Neil Krupnick is seeking the Democratic nod for councilman.
- Former Riverhead police detective Tim Hubbard told RiverheadLOCAL he is not seeking any party’s nomination for town supervisor. An announcement by Riverhead Democrats this month that he was screening for the supervisor’s post was made in error, party chairwoman Marge Acevedo said this weekend.
- Riverhead Volunteer Ambulance Corps has its full complement of officers for 2015 and a new board president.
- Riverhead bade a final farewell to former supervisor James Stark this morning. Stark, the town’s 57th supervisor, died March 18 at age 78, after a valiant battle with lung cancer. See obituary. Snow fell as mourners, including numerous county and town officials past and present, filed into St. Isidore’s Roman Catholic Church this morning to pay their last respects ...
- Spring is off to a wintry start, but downtown Riverhead business owners are already making summer plans. The Riverhead Business Improvement District Management Association is planning to celebrate Independence Day with a fireworks show and Brady Rymer concert on the riverfront. The concert and fireworks are planned for Friday, July 3, BID president Ray Pickersgill told board ...
- Closings, cancellations and delays for Friday, March 20.
Cost of travel to and through NYC set to rise Sunday, when latest MTA fare and toll hikes take effectLIRR fares and NYC bridge and tunnel tolls will go up about 4 percent Sunday, March 22. The cost of a one-way peak ticket to Penn Station from Riverhead will rise to $28.25. Peak fare between Ronkonkoma and Penn will rise to $18.25.
- Local residents will be celebrating the official arrival of spring by shoveling snow tomorrow if the National Weather Service’s latest forecast is on target.
- Road Reaper members plan a fundraiser Friday night at their Riverhead clubhouse to help the family of David DeCarle, killed in an accident March 16.