05/19/15 10:30am
05/19/2015 10:30 AM
Over 100 members of the public attended an informational meeting on Friday night about a proposed garbage district. (Credit: Tim Gannon)

Over 100 members of the public attended an informational meeting on Friday night about a proposed garbage district. (Credit: Tim Gannon)

“For everybody to get up here and say the same things over and over again is ridiculous.”

So said Mike Brewer, a former president of the Flanders, Riverside, and Northampton Community Association at Friday night’s public informational meeting about a garbage district that has been proposed in the three hamlets.

Mr. Brewer said at the meeting that he’s unsure where he lies on the proposal, but said residents should let it go to a public vote.

But Mr. Brewer found himself in the minority on Friday night, where most of the 30 or so people who spoke at the meeting already had their minds made up. They were opposed to the idea, though some did support the proposal.

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05/19/15 9:24am
A helicopter at East Hampton Airport. (Credit: Kyril Bromley/The East Hampton Press, file)

A helicopter at East Hampton Airport. (Credit: Kyril Bromley/The East Hampton Press, file)

The Town of East Hampton has agreed to hold off implementing its historic airport restrictions to allow a federal judge to rule on a lawsuit challenging the new regulations.

U.S. District Court Judge Joanna Seybert in Islip said Monday she’ll decide within three weeks whether the town can control access to its airport. (more…)

05/16/15 10:00am
05/16/2015 10:00 AM
Town Highway Superintendent Gio Woodson says his department should be in charge of sign permits. (Credit: Tim Gannon)

Town Highway Superintendent Gio Woodson says his department should be in charge of sign permits. (Credit: Tim Gannon)

Fed up with his crews picking up signs for public office on public property, Riverhead Highway Superintendent George Woodson asked the Town Board to give his department the authority to issue political sign permits.

But that proposal was rejected by the board majority. (more…)

05/15/15 1:03pm
05/15/2015 1:03 PM
Flanders Road repaving will run from south to north once it starts on May 27.

Flanders Road repaving will run from south to north once it starts on May 27.

“In an effort to try and provide motorist and travelers with a smoother and safer roadway,” according to the office of Assemblyman Fred Thiele, paving work on Flanders Road — which was expected to start today — has been pushed back until after Memorial Day. (more…)

05/15/15 8:00am
We all know the Long Island Expressway doesn't lead to Greenport and Orient — this is actually a Route 58 sign — but what you might not know is that throughout the 1950s and 1960s many local officials hoped it would. (Credit: Grant Parpan photo illustration)

We all know the Long Island Expressway doesn’t lead to Greenport and Orient — this is actually a Route 58 sign — but what you might not know is that throughout the 1950s and 1960s many local officials hoped it would. (Credit: Grant Parpan photo illustration)

Driving to the end of the Long Island Expressway and exiting onto the western edge of Route 58, Riverhead’s commercial capital, it’s difficult to imagine that a plan once called for the island’s longest road to extend into Southold Town.

But drawn on a map titled “Expressway Plan 1959 County Planning Board” are two thick red lines that run from the Riverhead Town line to Old North Road in Orient. One line indicates eastbound Long Island Expressway traffic. The other shows traffic lanes heading west.  (more…)