- The county and state should clear and maintain fire lanes on publicly owned preserved land in the pine barrens, Suffolk County Legislator Jay Schneiderman told RiverheadLOCAL yesterday. “I understand the necessity for clear fire lanes for all fire departments and first responders that risk their lives for the health and safety of the community,” Schneiderman wrote ...
Plan to divert truck traffic through North Fork scrapped by N.Y. Metropolitan Transportation CouncilThe Cross Sound Enhancement Project was stricken from the N.Y. Metropolitan Transportation Council’s regional freight transportation plan in a unanimous vote of the council’s planning and administration committee yesterday afternoon in NYC.
Starfish Junction owner: Neighbors have ‘nothing to worry about’ – cider festival will not be held at Baiting Hollow siteEvent company owner says the 2015 hard cider festival, still without a home, won’t be staged at the Sound Avenue, Baiting Hollow proposed Ciderhouse site.
- Riverhead Town Councilman George Gabrielsen announced decision not to seek re-election in late night letter that shocked party officials.
- Not even a week after East Hampton adopted legislation to curb helicopter noise on the East End, the town has been slammed with a lawsuit. According to a statement issued by the town today, “The Town of East Hampton was served with a lawsuit in federal court this morning by the Friends of the East Hampton ...
Community is a no-show at Wading River Fire District meeting seeking input on facilities repairs and improvementsAfter being criticized for lack of transparency in 2012, when voters rejected a $4.75 million building bond district officials are reaching out to residents for help devising a plan to address facility needs — but the kickoff meeting got very little community response.
Online petition asks Gov. Cuomo, County Exec Bellone to ‘clear the fire lanes’ in Flanders pine barrensA petition at Change.org asks Gov. Andrew Cuomo and Suffolk County Executive Steve Bellone to clear the fire lanes in Flanders pine barrens, to allow firefighters access to fight wildfires on the 11,000 acres of publicly owned preserved land.
- The cost of a treatment system to remove the contaminant perchlorate from the town’s newest public water well has risen to $740,000
- The Riverhead Water District will conduct the annual spring flushing of its water mains now through May 10. Here’s what to do if your water looks discolored. Plus instructions for flushing the pipes in your own home.
Some relief dawns on horizon as East Hampton approves helicopter restrictions; some have reservationsAfter months of public outcry and many meetings on the East End to address the escalating and controversial issue, the East Hampton town board adopted legislation Thursday restricting helicopter traffic at the town airport.
Governor issues health alert on dangers of illegal synthetic marijuana: hundreds are hospitalized since April 8Calls to New York State poison control centers due to the use of synthetic cannabinoids increased dramatically in the last two weeks, the governor said in the warning.
Parking garages or metered parking? As downtown parking nears ‘crisis’ level, officials debate solutionsFinding a parking spot downtown has become an increasingly difficult endeavor as more stores, restaurants and apartments have opened up on Main Street, according to local business owners and residents.
Angry firefighters: policymakers ‘have no clue’ about dangers of battling wildfires in Flanders pine barrensFirefighters on the ground battling the April 11 Flanders brush fire are angry about county executive’s remarks that what they need is ‘training’ and by pine barrens commission’s reluctance to clear fire lanes, remove dead trees over concern for wildlife habitat.
- A first look at what North Shore-LIJ, the 14th largest health system in the U.S. has planned for PBMC: Establishing a cardiac cath lab in Riverhead to serve the East End is its top priority.
Officials unveil plan for new brush fire training course in Yaphank; Flanders fire department renews call for helpCounty and state officials Monday announced plans for a permanent brush fire training course in Yaphank. But Flanders Fire Chief Joe Pettit said, “Our problem is not lack of training or lack of experience. It’s the condition of the forest.”