Riverhead Town Supervisor Sean Walter’s proposal to study a stretch of Main Road in Jamesport and Aquebogue comes largely in response to protests from community leaders who have called for an update of the town’s master plan — notably, Democrats who have run against him in the past . READ
A state budget that’s expected to top $150 billion will inevitably include many pricey mandates — funded or not — that will impact the East End’s economy. READ
It was sad news last month when we heard out of Town Hall that a $50,000 upgrade to the town’s dilapidated skate park would be put on the back burner because the recreation department couldn’t afford it in the face of other priorities.
Though it’s a scant eight pages (see below), an internal audit of the town’s municipal garage is particularly scathing.
Completed by the town’s independent audit advisory committee — a group formed in 2012 — the report identifies eight noteworthy deficiencies in the way the town oversees the facility and its four employees. READ
A scene from early in the first season of the acclaimed HBO series “The Wire” dealt with Baltimore’s drug trade and how the system — including law enforcement, schools, government and the media — had failed that city.
A detective on the show makes an offhand comment about how they’re fighting the “war on drugs.”
“You can’t even call this a war,” his partner responds. “Wars end.” READ
As a group, they have made Riverhead a healthier place to live. They’re people who have fostered the sense of community that makes Riverhead a destination. They’ve saved lives — both literally and figuratively. READ
It’s not uncommon for editorials on these pages to refer to Suffolk County using the East End as a cash cow, and while we don’t delve into state politics too much, the same can often be said about Long Island’s relationship with Albany. READ
Follow this with us: an elected leader presents a plan to give himself and his fellow town officials a raise. Meanwhile, that town is weeks away from pulling from its own dwindling reserves to ensure the bills can be paid. READ