First Waldbaum’s. Now King Kullen.
Southampton Town Police arrested a Mastic Beach man last Monday after he allegedly caught with drugs in his underwear after a traffic stop on Moriches-Riverhead Road in Northampton. READ
A Sound Beach man and beloved security guard at Shoreham-Wading River High School was killed in a car accident Saturday morning, authorities said. READ
A 21-year-old woman is facing two felony charges for unlicensed and drunken driving after she led police on a short chase through Jamesport early Thursday, Southold Town Police said.
The town supervisor’s brother has been issued a stop work order for an alleged code violation on a vacant lot behind his Herricks Lane home after a neighbor complained to police about loud landscaping equipment noises. READ
Both Riverhead and Shoreham-Wading River school districts have favorable fiscal outlooks, according to a report by the New York State Comptroller’s Office.
The report, which details fiscal conditions for municipalities state-wide, shows both districts aren’t in financial trouble.
The report is based on “financial indicators” that indicate fiscal health, with school districts earning points for poor fiscal policy, said Brian Butry, a spokesperson for the comptroller. The report lags behind one fiscal year, so the most recent 2015 report released last week reflects data from the 2014 fiscal year.
According to the data, Riverhead has a 10 percent “fiscal stress rating,” well below the 25 percent rating that qualifies a district as being susceptible to financial trouble. The future looks even brighter in Shoreham-Wading River, where its 8.3 percent rating from 2014 is projected to drop further next year, based on current trends.
Neither district were cited for their reserve funds, which is weighted heaviest by the Comptroller’s office in the final rating. Instead, both districts were cited for a drop in property values and short-term debt. Riverhead was given another point due to its lower graduation rate, according to the report.
Riverhead Town wasn’t in serious fiscal trouble last year, according to the New York State Comptroller’s Office.
But if the Comptroller’s projections are accurate, that may not last. READ
The Jamesport and Cutchogue Fire Departments have scored some brand-new firefighting gear, thanks to more than $182,000 in federal grant money, U.S. Senators Charles Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand announced Friday. READ