A school crossing sign near Roanoke Avenue Elementary School. (Credit: Barbaraellen Koch)
Suffolk County Executive Steve Bellone and the county’s legislators made the right call in backing off a planned camera and ticket program that was to be implemented next year in school zones across Suffolk. They did so after witnessing the uproar and outrage among those who live, work or regularly visit neighboring Nassau County. (more…)
East Street in Jamesport, a private road. (Credit: Barbaraellen Koch file)
Town Board members say they plan to unveil a list later this month that will outline which private roads in Riverhead Town will get minimal highway services and which won’t receive any.
It makes sense to get the list together before the first storm of the season hits, but there’s a glaring hole in their plan: They have no system in place on how to accurately poll the residents who live on these roads in order to figure out who wants the town’s help and who does not. (more…)
In the spirit of the national holiday of Thanksgiving, we felt it would be fitting to give thanks for some things happening right here in Riverhead. Is everything perfect around here? Not by any means. But there are always a lot of positive things going on.
Here are just a few.
A view of Mattituck Inlet (Credit: Carrie Miller, file)
Because it’s not something that’s very visible to the untrained eye — or even, really, the trained eye — deteriorating water quality can go overlooked and underemphasized. When you start talking about nitrogen content in water in parts per billion, it doesn’t quite demand the attention that, for instance, asbestos dumped in a children’s playground might. (more…)
Supervisor Sean Walter and councilman George Gabrielsen at a recent town board work session. (Credit: Barbaraellen Koch)
News that LIPA is likely to delay plans to build more peaker plants on Long Island, but won’t be stalling on its renewable energy efforts, comes with mixed reactions. (more…)
Lois Ross, left, leads the choir at a 2011 practice session of North Fork Chorale. (Credit: file photo)
Members of the North Fork Chorale have never stopped performing in the singing group’s 78 years, with the exception of a time during World War II, when gas rationing made regular rehearsing difficult.
In all that time, attendees at their twice-annual concerts were always treated to a show, put on by their passionate and talent-rich neighbors.
And what shows they’ve been.
Congressman-elect Lee Zeldin addresses his supporters at the Suffolk County GOP gala at Emporium in Patchogue Tuesday. (Credit: John Griffin)
“Every election is like a job interview,” Mitch McConnell, the Republican senator from Kentucky and likely Senate majority leader, said in his acceptance speech Tuesday. This year, Democrats weren’t hired for lots of jobs.
Notably for East Enders, Lee Zeldin knocked off six-term incumbent Democrat Tim Bishop in the 1st Congressional District race. (more…)
Over the past month our editorial board has conducted interviews with candidates for local office this year and viewed and attended debates between them.
Now, as has long been the tradition of the paper, we offer our endorsements for Election Day on Tuesday, Nov. 4. (more…)