12/12/15 12:00pm
12/12/2015 12:00 PM

Downtown Riverhead

The Riverhead Industrial Development Agency, which grants tax abatements “to attract new businesses to Riverhead and help existing Riverhead businesses expand their operations and remain in Riverhead,” according to the organization’s mission statement, has come under heavy scrutiny over the past several years.  READ

12/02/15 5:00pm
12/02/2015 5:00 PM

A bird's eye view of the Enterprise Park at Calverton site. (Credit: Andrew Lepre, file)

In a county as populous and diverse as Suffolk, coordinating the planning efforts of towns and villages should be a priority — especially in the face of the myriad challenges the area faces. Individual municipalities from Shelter Island to Huntington continue to confront issues involving water quality, affordable housing, high-paying jobs and the infrastructure needed to support future development. READ

11/19/15 10:59am
11/19/2015 10:59 AM

In July, the Suffolk County Comptroller’s office released an audit showing that, due to low staffing levels, the county treasurer did not adequately monitor the county’s hotel-motel tax program in 2013. Therefore, Comptroller John Kennedy wrote, the county had not realized maximum revenues. READ