Incoming Southampton Town Police Chief Steven Skrynecki’s scheduled meeting in Flanders Monday night has been rescheduled to Wednesday, March 29 at 7 .m., according to Ron Fisher, the president of the Flanders Riverhead and Northampton Community Association.
Riverhead Free Library officials are proposing a 2017-18 budget that would increase the tax levy by 1.03 percent — a figure allowable under New York State’s 1.26 percent tax cap.
The plan calls for $3.75 million in overall spending, an increase of just $84,316 over the current year. Of that, $3.57 million would be raised through taxes.
Brixmor Property Group received two final approvals Thursday from the Riverhead Town Planning Board, paving the way for 120,450 square feet of additional retail construction at the 41.55-acre Route 58 shopping center currently occupied only by Costco Warehouse.
At its Monday meeting, members of the Flanders, Riverside and Northampton Community Association briefly discussed a proposal to temporarily convert an overgrown lot behind Marta’s Deli on Riverleigh Avenue into a soccer field. FRNCA president Ron Fisher said Southampton Town recently spent $22,000 to clean up the site and hoped to see it used for athletics. READ
Southampton Town Supervisor Jay Schneiderman is seeking feedback from Flanders, Riverside and Northampton Community Association members regarding a proposal to decorate the Big Duck for various holidays. Currently, the Flanders structure is only adorned for Christmas during an annual lighting ceremony. READ
The New York State Board of Regents on Monday extended the Riverhead Charter School’s charter through the end of the 2021-22 school year.
Through the resolution approved Monday, the K-8 school on Main Road in Calverton also received state authority to expand its maximum authorized enrollment from 414 students to 700 students.
To say Chris North maintains a busy schedule would be an understatement.
The 22-year-old Greenport resident is a member of Southold’s Anti-Bias Task Force and recently joined the town’s Democratic committee. He also attends Suffolk County Community College, where he was elected in June to serve as student trustee, a position held by just one person in the county each year.
Bishop John Barres made his first appearance on the North Fork this week, stopping at local Catholic schools and churches to introduce himself as the new leader of the Diocese of Rockville Centre.