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…)
Anatomy of a deer cull author and former U.S. Department of Agriculture sharpshooter Joseph Albanese chatted live with Suffolk Times and Riverhead News-Review readers from 2 to 3 p.m. Friday.
Mr. Albanese answered questions based on his experiences participating in culls and other work with the USDA.
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Kevin McAllister is no longer with Peconic Baykeeper after more than 15 years. (Credit: Barbaraellen Koch, file)
The nonprofit Peconic Baykeeper organization, charged with safeguarding East End waterways, has lost its lead watchdog, an agency spokeswoman confirmed. Kevin McAllister, who served as president of the group for more than 15 years, is no longer affiliated with the organization. (more…)
BARBARAELLEN KOCH PHOTO | The Weeping Willow Park on W. Main Street was purchased by the town under its Community Preservation Fund program.
Last year was a pretty good year for the Peconic Bay Community Preservation Fund.
The fund, which uses money raised through a voter-approved 2 percent real estate transfer tax to buy open space and farmland development rights in the five East End towns, brought in a total for 2013 that was up by 43 percent over the previous year. (more…)