Suffolk County District Attorney Thomas Spota (Credit: Jennifer Gustavson, file)
Police chiefs and other top brass from agencies across the East End met this week to share information with one another on local gang activities during a meeting called by the Suffolk County District Attorney.
The three-hour meeting in Riverside Wednesday follows last month’s gang shooting in a residential area of Southold, after which now five alleged members of MS-13 attacked two men from a rival gang with guns and a machete.
That incident, followed by much local and regional media coverage, has brought attention to the growing problem of gangs on the East End. (more…)
It appears Optimum will be the only cable provided on the East End for awhile. (Credit: Paul Squire)
Is Verizon FiOS coming to the East End?
Short answer: Nope.
“It’s a simple no,” said Verizon spokesperson John Bonomo. “I hate to be blunt, but the answer is no.” (more…)
Nancy Lynott, Youth Bureau director for Southampton Town leading the discussion Thursday evening. (Credit: Carrie Miller)
Drug abuse. Gang involvement. Low employment. High school suspension rates.
These are just some of the issues threatening the health, safety and success of young people on the East End, according to a draft version of a report compiled by Suffolk County and regional municipalities. (more…)
Drug abuse, gang involvement, low employment and high school graduation rates are just some of the issues threating the health, safety and success of young people on the East End, according to a report compiled by Suffolk County and regional municipalities. (more…)
The American Institute of Architects, Peconic, is offering merit and financial aid scholarships ranging from $750 to $3,000. Graduating East End high school seniors and college or graduate students currently accepted by or enrolled in an accredited school of architecture are eligible to apply.
Could the East End become the next San Francisco, with packed trolleys carrying passengers between Riverhead and Orient?
Suffolk County Executive Steve Bellone seems to think so. (more…)