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After years of feeling like they’ve been ignored, homeowners in the Riverside and Flanders area are “thrilled” to see more cops on patrol.

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Residents of the Flanders-Riverside area had planned for days to speak before the Southampton Town Board about the need for greater policing on their streets in the face of a recent crime wave.

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04/23/15 12:00pm
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Renaissance Downtowns' plans to help revitalize Riverside are expected to be presented to the Southampton Town Board next Thursday. (Credit: Barbaraellen Koch, file)

Renaissance Downtowns’ plans to help revitalize Riverside are expected to be presented to the Southampton Town Board next Thursday. (Credit: Barbaraellen Koch, file)

A year after Renaissance Downtowns signed on with Southampton Town to create a new zoning code aimed at revitalizing Riverside, the time is coming for the company to unveil its redevelopment plans.

The plans — expected to be unveiled next week — hinge on the economically distressed hamlet’s getting a new sewage treatment plant and landowners’ getting incentives to build up their lots in exchange for accepting tightened environmental restrictions.  (more…)

03/13/15 2:00pm
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Sean McLean and Siris Barrios of Renaissance Downtowns discuss plans for revitalizing Riverside at Monday's Flanders, Riverside and Northampton Community Association meeting. (Credit: Tim Gannon)

Sean McLean and Siris Barrios of Renaissance Downtowns discuss plans for revitalizing Riverside at Monday’s Flanders, Riverside and Northampton Community Association meeting. (Credit: Tim Gannon)

A private developer hired more than a year ago to help revitalize a section of Riverside has roughly a month left to deliver a final “action plan” to Southampton Town.

And while many of that plan’s details remain to be seen, the company announced Monday that it hopes help to spur development on many of the area’s blighted parcels through a simple exchange: more uses will be allowed on-site in exchange for more jobs for locals.  (more…)

09/10/14 8:00am
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Riverside Rediscovered's new community liaison Siris Barrios, right, and Sean McLean of Renaissance Downtowns discussed plans to revitalize Riverside at Monday's meeting of the Flanders, Riverside and Northampton Community Association, where residents said they'd like to see a grocery store in the area. (Credit: Tim Gannon)

Riverside Rediscovered’s new community liaison Siris Barrios, right, and Sean McLean of Renaissance Downtowns discussed plans to revitalize Riverside at Monday’s meeting of the Flanders, Riverside and Northampton Community Association, where residents said they’d like to see a grocery store in the area. (Credit: Tim Gannon)

For years, people in Flanders and Riverside have tried to get a supermarket or grocery store to come to the area, with no success.

So, improve the neighborhood, and a grocery store will come.

That’s what the company hired to redevelop the blight-ridden hamlet of Riverside is hoping will happen.  (more…)

02/11/14 3:00pm
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Glynis Berry of Peconic Green Growth discussed the potential for failing septic systems in waterfront communities like Flanders and Riverside at Monday's FRNCA meeting. (TIm Gannon photo)

Glynis Berry of Peconic Green Growth discussed the potential for failing septic systems in waterfront communities like Flanders and Riverside at Monday’s FRNCA meeting. (TIm Gannon photo)

Aging cesspools and septic systems in waterfront communities like Flanders and Riverside are likely to fail in the future and could affect water quality, the executive director of Peconic Green Growth told the Flanders, Riverside and Northside Community Association Monday night. (more…)

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Refuse in woods along Oak Avenue in Flanders from 2012. Civic leaders say all the open space and parkland in the tri-hamlet area make it easy for people to dump. (Tim Gannon file photo)

The Flanders, Riverside and Northampton Community Association adopted a resolution Monday asking Southampton Town to create a garbage district for its three hamlets. (more…)