It’s a topic of discussion that rears its head in Town Hall every few years: how long elected officials should serve in office. The issue boils down to the length of an elected official’s term and whether that term can be capped.
It’s hard to imagine any developer looking to triple the size of what is already the largest commercial shopping center in a rural hamlet on the North Fork. READ
We saw hints of it at the Town Board’s first meeting of this year and, based on the pushback witnessed in Town Hall at the end of 2015, commercial development proposals will certainly be something to keep an eye on in 2016. READ
Here’s what our editorial board liked and didn’t like this year.
The Riverhead Industrial Development Agency, which grants tax abatements “to attract new businesses to Riverhead and help existing Riverhead businesses expand their operations and remain in Riverhead,” according to the organization’s mission statement, has come under heavy scrutiny over the past several years. READ
For a Town Board that’s been no stranger to tension and internal discord over the past five years, the results of Tuesday’s election can mean only one thing for sure: Finally, everyone can stop and take a deep breath. READ
Memorial Day has long been considered the official start of summer in these parts. It’s also fast becoming the unofficial start of silly season. (more…)
Nine Suffolk County legislators recently rejected a proposal to move a series of committee meetings from Hauppauge to Riverhead. Ask them why and you’re likely to get nine different answers. One thing none of these lawmakers would tell you, however, is what appears to be the truth: They don’t want to drive out here.