Residents from East End communities packed a Wainscott TV studio for a special meeting on aircraft noise Wednesday evening. (Credit: Ambrose Clancy)
Too low, too loud, too many.
That was the consensus from nearly 50 residents from East End communities who spoke at a packed public meeting Wednesday evening about a record number of aircraft — mostly helicopters — buzzing their homes this summer. (more…)
White-tailed deer grazing in Southold. (Credit: Katharine Schroeder)
Nearly six months after a controversial deer cull kicked off on farms across the East End, the results are finally in. And to the group that led the effort, the statistics are disappointing. (more…)
Ed Densieski, a former town councilman, spoke against the proposed mixed-use plan for EPCAL. (Credit: Paul Squire)
Riverhead Planning Board member and former town councilman Ed Densieski has slammed a plan to split the 2,300-acre Enterprise Park at Calverton into 50 mixed-use lots, saying the proposal would only lead to the site being turned into a residential area. (more…)
White-tailed deer grazing in Southold Tuesday. Supervisor Scott Russell has called reducing the local deer population the town’s number one priority. (Credit: Katharine Schreoder)
Last year, a total of 30 deer that had wandered onto Half Hollow Nurseries in Laurel were shot and killed. The shootings were all legal, allowed by off-season nuisance permits issued by the state.
This year, not a single deer has been killed there during the off-season, said general manager Karl Novak. (more…)
The corner of Roanoke Avenue and East Main Street downtown. (Credit: Tim Gannon, file)
Riverhead is expected to apply for a special Department of Environmental Conservation classification for acres of land along the Peconic River on Route 25. (more…)
Supervisor Sean Walter and Councilwoman Jodi Giglio at Tuesday night’s Town Board meeting. (Credit: Paul Squire)
The Riverhead Town Board’s anticipated vote on authorizing a $6 million, two-year bridge loan to stave off a double-digit tax increase next year was put on hold Tuesday, because four board members are split on the issue and the fifth was absent from the meeting.
Supervisor Sean Walter said that without the loan, the town will face a 12.5 percent tax increase next year and that cutting $4 million — the amount of the town’s general fund deficit — would involve eliminating about 60 town positions. (more…)
Former Lakewood resident Douglas Rosenbrock speaks before the Town Board Tuesday evening. (Credit: Paul Squire)
Nearly 20 members of the Lakewood mobile home community in Calverton demanded accountability from the Riverhead Town Board during a contentious public meeting Tuesday evening, with residents claiming that illegal rentals and an abandoned mobile home were ruining their neighborhood.
The complaints led to a brief argument between Supervisor Sean Walter and Councilwoman Jodi Giglio, who said she wasn’t aware complaints had been filed. (more…)
With Councilman Jim Wooten absent and representing the swing vote, the Riverhead Town Board at its meeting Tuesday night held off on voting on resolutions that authorized a $6 million bridge loan to reduce taxes in the 2015 budget, as well as resolution to set a public hearing on a proposal to pierce the state’s two-percent tax cap with the 2015 budget. Supervisor Sean Walter and Councilman George Gabrielsen said they support authorizing the loan, which must be repaid in two years, on the hope that the town can sell some land at EPCAL.
Councilman John Dunleavy and Councilwoman Jodi Giglio opposed it.