“We’re going to be the busiest ambulance company in town,” said Ron Hintze, a longtime board of director. READ
The Riverhead Town Board on Thursday discussed setting public hearings on zoning changes intended to allow movie theaters on Route 58, where the town has been trying to convince Regal Entertainment Group, the largest movie theater chain in the U.S., to locate at the former Walmart site.
New York State is offering a $10 million “downtown revitalization initiative” to 10 lucky communities — and local officials are eyeing that money as a means of funding part of the sewer system needed for recent revitalization plans in Riverside to move forward. READ
The Suffolk County Legislature is set to host its first round of committee meetings on the East End in decades, according to Suffolk County Legislator Al Krupski. READ
Riverhead Town’s Landmarks Preservation Commission on Monday approved the demolition of the former Sears building and three buildings east of it, on the conditions that they be replaced with something compatible with neighboring historic buildings and that whatever is built where the Sears building is now be set back from the East End Arts Council, which is next door. READ
A bill aiming to stop the federal government’s proposed sale of Plum Island to the highest bidder is expected to be approved by the House of Representatives’ Homeland Security Committee on Thursday, opening the door for an eventual vote by the entire House, according to East End Congressman Lee Zeldin (R-Shirley). READ
The Riverhead Town Board is expected to discuss whether or not to conduct a Jamesport corridor study, which some Jamesport and Aquebogue residents have opposed.
And the winners are … Bernie Sanders and John Kasich!
… On Fishers Island, that is.
Just about everywhere else on the North Fork, statewide winners Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton won big in Tuesday’s New York presidential primary. READ