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08/18/15 11:44pm
08/18/2015 11:44 PM

Joe Petit

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

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08/14/15 12:43pm
08/14/2015 12:43 PM


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

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08/14/15 9:00am


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

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08/13/15 7:46pm
08/13/2015 7:46 PM


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…)