After another season of North Fork gridlock, the North Fork Traffic Task Force met recently to begin brainstorming solutions for 2019.
A recent meeting, according to Riverhead Supervisor Laura Jens-Smith, brought a broad range of officials from the Metropolitan Transportation Authority, Suffolk County Transit Bus, state Department of Transportation, the Long Island Farm Bureau, Harbes Farm, Southold Town and police departments from both towns together to discuss traffic and other safety concerns. READ
Town officials are gearing up for winter.
At a Town Board meeting Tuesday, the board approved two resolutions authorizing the highway department to purchase two dump trucks that will be used for snow removal. READ
After two Riverhead “opportunity zones” were approved by the U.S. Department of the Treasury in June, the town Industrial Development Agency and Community Development Agency hosted a workshop Wednesday at Hotel Indigo to share more information on how the program works. READ
The Riverhead Town Board will hold earlier meetings in 2019.
The first of the bimonthly meetings will still commence at 2 p.m. on the first Tuesday of each month. Instead of the usual 7 p.m. meeting, a 6 p.m. meeting will be held on the third Tuesday of the month. READ
A new law unanimously passed by Suffolk County lawmakers Tuesday requires amusement parks and water parks to report crimes, including sexual misconduct, to police immediately.
The language of the legislation explicitly references a “troubling incident that occurred at a popular water park in Suffolk County, when several girls reported being groped by a group of men in the park’s wave pool.” READ
The HH-60G Pave Hawk helicopter that crashed in western Iraq last March, killing Riverhead native Dashan Briggs and six other service members, struck a galvanized steel cable strung horizontally between two 341-foot high towers, according to a United States Air Force Aircraft Accident Investigation Board report. READ
Riverhead officials are considering a plan to go green at municipal buildings that could save taxpayers nearly $10 million in the long run.
The company hired by the town in August to create a proposed energy performance contract, Johnson Controls International, presented its plan to the Town Board at a work session Thursday. READ
As absentee ballots are counted and the results of the 1st Congressional District race will soon be certified, local Democrats have found a silver lining in a loss that saw their candidate receive dramatically more support than in the two most recent elections.