The good news for the Flanders Fire Department is that the Central Pine Barrens Joint Planning and Policy Commission is close to finalizing a plan to reduce the threat of wildfires in the community.
The bad news? The department’s chief believes the commission is looking to begin its project in the wrong location off Route 104. READ
Make a 1-800 number? Target funding for the Federal Aviation Administration, or change its authority? Form a coalition with other similar areas in the country? Vote out our Senators? Or flat out, “Get in Schumer’s face?”
These were just a few ideas thrown out last night at a meeting in Peconic on the subject of helicopter and aircraft noise, where some speakers also said they think noise from sea planes has increased after helicopter regulations were recently enacted on the South Fork. READ
Ever since Antoinette Carbone — former president of a Miller Place civic organization — moved to Sunken Pond Estates off Middle Road nearly 10 years ago, she’s been trying to get the 40 mph speed limit on the east-to-west road reduced to 30 mph. READ
The latest campaign finance reports posted with the state Board of Elections show Councilwoman Jodi Giglio now pulling well ahead — at least, in terms of fundraising — of incumbent Sean Walter in the Republican primary for Riverhead Supervisor. (more…)
The chapter of town code that regulates Riverhead Town’s rental dwelling units has been in place since 1996. It states that “any commercial hotel/motel business operating exclusively and catering to transient clientele,” shall pay a “biannual” rental permit fee.
Two weeks after it was announced that a medical marijuana dispensary was approved by New York State to be placed in Riverhead, the town is drafting legislation that could put a halt to bringing the dispensary to town. READ
The Riverhead Town Board will held its weekly work session at 10 a.m. on Thursday.
Discussion items included the town’s alcohol policy, training in the police department, the town’s solar code, and other items. READ
Riverhead Town is offering a new resident military veterans discount card that’s good for dental visits, car repairs and more.