“What were we going to do? Ask them to replant the trees?”
So replied Brookhaven Town supervisor and former county legislator Ed Romaine when asked last week why the town took no action against the state Department of Environmental Conservation, which it suspected of violating state law by clearing a half-acre of trees in one of Long Island’s most protected areas. READ
Local officials are hoping that Next Generation 911 will solve problems some residents in the Riverhead Town portion of Manorville have been experiencing with long response times on emergency calls and police or ambulances going to the wrong street.
The owner of a Calverton sand mine was indicted in a Manhattan court Tuesday for concealing payroll information and the actual number of employees at his company, the Manhattan District Attorney’s office announced in a press release.
More than an hour had passed into Thursday’s Comics and Comic Art Signature Auction in Dallas, Texas when the premier item of the day came up for bid: Lot #91113. READ
A crowd of Darth Vaders, Jedis and Princess Leias converged at Resorts World Casino in Jamaica, Queens, in early December for the Wintercon Comic Book & Sci Fi Expo, and the much-anticipated premiere of “Star Wars: The Force Awakens” added plenty of buzz to the gathering.
The site of the former Calverton Links golf course has been vacant for more than two years. But come spring the lot will be in use again — full of muddy runners, zombie-clad people and children doused in color. READ
Kent Animal Shelter may find a new home after all — in Shoreham.
Pam Green, Kent’s executive director, said the Calverton shelter is looking for a new location with assistance from Brookhaven Town officials. READ
A 63-year-old hunter was shot in the leg at the Peconic River Sportsman Club in Calverton by a fellow member who accidentally discharged his gun while attempting to unload it Sunday morning, Riverhead Town police said. READ