News-Review editors recently wrote in favor of studying the Aquebogue-Jamesport corridor. Unfortunately, they politicized the issue, saying Democrats called for a master plan update last year, but now “suddenly disagree” with the supervisor’s master plan proposal. The impression created was unflattering — and false. READ
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
Following recent concerns raised by Aquebogue and Jamesport residents about new commercial development proposed for Main Road, it appears the town’s effort to conduct a corridor study to evaluate future development in the area is unwelcome. READ
The East End Emerald Society held its third annual St. Patrick’s Day parade in Jamesport Saturday afternoon.
See more photos at northforker.com.
The Riverhead Town Board informally approved the use of $50,000 to fix and reopen the town skateboard park in Stotzky Park at its work session on Thursday. The skateboard park has been closed indefinitely for more than a year because officials felt it was too dangerous until the repairs can be done . READ
A 10-acre property along Main Road in Jamesport that’s been the subject of several controversial development proposals over the years could end up being purchased as open space by Suffolk County under a bill proposed last week by North Fork Legislator Al Krupski.
A Jamesport assistant fire chief arrested last week on charges of driving while intoxicated and leaving the scene of an accident will serve a six-month voluntary leave of absence from the department, fire district officials confirmed following an executive session Tuesday. READ
To the editor:
During the campaigning for the 2015 election in Riverhead for town supervisor and Town Board members, I attended many a debate between the candidates. My daughter, Laura Jens-Smith, was a candidate for Town Board. READ