04/02/16 9:00am
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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

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01/30/16 5:05pm
01/30/2016 5:05 PM

Larry Simms and Angela DiVito speak at Saturday's Civic Association meeting in Jamesport.

Leaders of four civic and environmental organizations have sent a letter to Riverhead Town Board members asking that the town require two large development projects in Jamesport to have their environmental impacts studied together.  READ

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01/12/16 11:36pm
01/12/2016 11:36 PM

Larry Simms held his own meeting in the hallway after the IDA wouldn't let him speak at theirs Monday

The Riverhead Industrial Development Agency voted unanimously at a special meeting Tuesday to grant tax incentives for a proposed restaurant and boutique hotel on East Main Street and for an additional 10-year tax abatement at the Long Island Aquarium.

That part of the meeting took about 10 minutes. The dispute that followed lasted nearly an hour.  READ

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Riverhead Town Board members at a meeting last year. (Credit: Barbaraellen Koch, file)

Riverhead Town Board members at a meeting last year. (Credit: Barbaraellen Koch, file)

National debate about corporate campaign contributions is endless and abstract. The discussion becomes manageable and much more real if we look at a small, local example of how the practice damages government and hurts taxpayers.

I’m not suggesting, or even hinting, that anything illegal occurred; that does not make the activity any less noxious or offensive.  (more…)