The Suffolk County Comptroller’s Office has a three-person enforcement unit that’s going after businesses, including short-term rentals, that may be avoiding paying the county’s three-percent hotel/motel tax.
Since the group has started enforcing, over $254,000 has been levied in penalties and interest payments, according to Comptroller John Kennedy, who spoke before a joint meeting of North Fork chambers of commerce Wednesday night in Riverhead. READ
A shop featuring local businesses is planned for a new welcome center along the Long Island Expressway.
As uniquely American as rock ’n’ roll or apple pie, drive-in movie theaters once dotted the nation, their popularity fueled by suburbanites who enjoyed the convenience of not having to leave their cars.
Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s proposed minimum wage increase would have a devastating effect on the agricultural community and possibly send consumers to neighboring states to purchase products, farmers and business owners said at a Monday press conference opposing the proposal ahead of the April 1 state budget deadline. READ
The downtown Riverhead summer street festival based on Patchogue’s Alive After Five series finally has a name: Alive on 25. READ
With beer, wine, vodka and sake already established enterprises on the North Fork, it would seem that every alcoholic beverage has been tapped, right? Wrong. (more…)
For those of you who don’t feel completely comfortable following the navigation advice of a GPS while boating, the Peconic Bay Power Squadron is presenting a “Using GPS” boating seminar just for you. READ
After farming in Jamesport for four generations, the Zaweski family has decided to open a store in downtown Riverhead.