When New York State first approved its state property tax levy cap in 2011, this newspaper called it the biggest unfunded mandate of all. Two years later, we editorialized that the tax cap should never have been labeled “2 percent” if exceptions allow municipalities to increase budgets by more than that amount without technically piercing the cap.
Improving pedestrian safety at the Flanders Road crosswalk where a Riverside man was struck and seriously injured in a hit-and-run Sunday night starts with a simple enough solution: better lighting.
Achieving that goal, however, becomes trickier than expected. READ
In August, we put out a call for People of the Year nominees. With just one month until our deadline for submissions, we’re once again asking for the community’s help in finding this year’s recipients.
This November, voters in the five East End towns will have the unique opportunity to vote on a ballot measure that could generate $20 million annually to reduce nitrogen in our waterways.
Scanning the headlines of this week’s News-Review you’ll likely notice that two types of stories appear throughout.
Late last month, Congressman Lee Zeldin stood before a few hundred people and announced, “One message that’s loud and clear is Long Island needs a drag strip again.” READ
Two years ago, we moved our annual People of the Year ceremony from the cramped lobby of our Mattituck offices to Martha Clara Vineyards in Riverhead.
A replica of the Titanic. A DeLorean from “Back to the Future.” The Ecto-1 vehicle from “Ghostbusters.”
Each year since 2010, when the first Cardboard Boat Race was held on the Peconic River, participants have amazed spectators with their cardboard and duct tape creations. READ