07/14/15 8:00pm
07/14/2015 8:00 PM
The proposed bridge will connect Riverside parkland with the downtown riverfront boardwalk. (Credit: Barbaraellen Koch, file)

The proposed bridge will connect Riverside parkland with the downtown riverfront boardwalk. (Credit: Barbaraellen Koch, file)

A proposed pedestrian crossing over the Peconic River, linking county parkland in Riverside to the downtown Riverhead parking lot, will cost between $3.28 million and $3.9 million, according to a feasibility study done for Southampton Town.

That’s more than double the amount the town had sought in state grants to fund construction of the project, according to Legislator Jay Schneiderman (I-Hampton Bays), who is a candidate for Southampton Town supervisor this fall.  (more…)

07/14/15 12:49pm
John Pavacic, the Pine Barrens executive director, gave a presentation Monday night. (Credit: Tim Gannon)

John Pavacic, the executive director of the Central Pine Barrens Joint Planning and Policy Commission, gave a presentation Monday night. (Credit: Tim Gannon)

A proposal to scale back underbrush and tree branches, which threaten wildfires to grow even wilder, is scheduled to begin later this year in areas west of Pleasure Drive in Flanders.  (more…)

07/09/15 1:31pm
07/09/2015 1:31 PM
FILE PHOTO | Plow trucks at the Osborn Avenue highway department yard.

FILE PHOTO | Plow trucks at the Osborn Avenue highway department yard.

The Riverhead Town Board has just about finalized its list of which private roads will and won’t receive snow plowing and cold patch services when it snows.

The board discussed the issue with Highway Superintendent George Woodson and, with the exception of a few roads they still have questions on, made a decision on an issue it’s been putting off deciding since last fall. (more…)