More than 350 people packed the LTV Studios in Wainscott Thursday evening. (Credit: Ambrose Clancy)
A public hearing Thursday evening debating the question of restricting aircraft flights over the East End took almost four hours with 70 speakers trooping to the podium.
More than 350 people attended the East Hampton Town Board meeting in a TV studio in Wainscott to air out the pros and cons of proposed local legislation, which, if enacted, would dramatically curb flights into and out of East Hampton Airport. (more…)
Supervisor Sean Walter and Anthony Coates. (File photos)
Anthony Coates, a former political adviser to Supervisor Sean Walter — who is up for re-election this fall — has been noncommittal on whether or not he’ll run for public office since the two have stopped working together.
And while Mr. Coates is still hesitating to commit to running for a Town Board position again (he failed to receive a Republican nomination for Town Board in 2013), he did say he’ll be screening for the Democratic nomination for supervisor to “explore the possibility of running.” (more…)
The Riverhead Town Democratic Committee released a list of people Thursday who will be screening with the party before its nominating convention in May.
Supervisor hopefuls include Anthony Coates, a former paid adviser to Republican Riverhead Supervisor Sean Walter; Tim Hubbard, a recently retired Riverhead Town police detective; and Greg Fischer, a Calverton resident who runs each year for public office.
Additionally, the list indicates that Mr. Hubbard is also screening for council and that Mr. Fischer is also screening for council and assessor.
Mr. Hubbard will also be screening with the town Republicans for a council seat, as previously reported. (more…)
Jedediah Hawkins Inn and Restaurant. (Credit: Barbaraellen Koch)
Jedediah Hawkins Inn went back before the Zoning Board of Appeals late last month to seek another one-year temporary variance allowing them to cater outdoors — something Hawkins representative Pam Hunt says they’ve been doing since 2008. (more…)
The Riverhead Town Board was expected to talk about the recently reformed Anti-Bias Task Force at Thursday’s work session.
The Anti-Bias Task Force had become dormant in recent years, but officials have sought to revive it after a string of violent attacks against Hispanic men in town.
The Riverhead Police Department’s central records office is reducing its hours of operation due to being short staffed and to ease crowding in the halls when justice court is in session.
County Legislator Al Krupski speaking Sunday about the importance for unity among municipalities in the fight against helicopter noise. (Credit: Vera Chinese)
On Saturday, one day after he was indicted on charges that he was paid about $80,000 in salary from the Suffolk County Sheriff’s office for work he didn’t do, Suffolk County Conservative Party chairman Edward Walsh was back screening candidates for office.
And one of the candidates who screened with him was local county Legislator Al Krupski, who gave a simple reason why: He wants the nomination and the criminal charges against Mr. Walsh had no bearing on his decision.
Riverhead Town Supervisor Sean Walter giving his State of the Town speech last month. (Credit: Tim Gannon, file)
Moody’s Investors Service has downgraded Riverhead Town’s credit rating, meaning the town will have to pay higher interest rates on any future borrowing involving municipal bonds, according to a summary report listed on the credit rating agency’s website.
The downgrade, from an Aa2 score to an Aa3 score, was attributed to the town’s steady depletion of its reserves. (more…)