Less than a week into her term as supervisor, Laura Jens-Smith held a private closed-door meeting with the new partners of Daniel Preston (exposed by the News-Review as a serial fraudster) prior to the “qualified and eligible hearing” on the proposed EPCAL sale. In circumventing the open meeting law in a prearranged secret rendezvous, Ms. Jens-Smith engaged in exactly the same lack of transparency in negotiations with Luminati she campaigned against. READ
To the editor:
It is with a broken heart filled with sorrow that we write this letter of thanks and sympathy. READ
I recently read that someone had the bright idea of installing parking meters in downtown Riverhead.
First, they should speak with the shopkeepers of downtown Port Jefferson where they’re likely to get an earful of negative responses. READ
An influx of Riverhead natives will be returning in June to take part in witnessing another graduating class take that pivotal step across the stage. It is the first step of their journey into the future.
It’s 7:13 a.m. and my daughter just left for Riverhead High School. She would normally catch a 6:08 a.m. bus which would mean getting up at 5 a.m.
The hamlet of Jamesport, on the bay
is a place where visitors decide to stay.
Almost daily, the media teases stories about how to lose weight and get into shape and the answer is always the same: diet and exercise.
Most folks don’t want to hear that, though. We like the idea of a magic solution, but in the end, most of life’s answers are pretty easy. It’s the doing it that’s tough. That’s why it’s kind of disheartening to see all the attention yet another downtown study is getting (cover story, June 26 Riverhead News-Review: “Downtown parking & traffic & housing, oh my!”). We know what the answers are in this town; the hard part has been doing it. (more…)
A rendering of the main atrium at the Family Community Life Center’s planned rec center.
To the Editor:
I am writing in response to some thoughts on drug arrests found in both a recent News-Review editorial and a follow-up letter from Richard Park. I agree that we can’t arrest our way out of a gang problem.
More convictions aren’t the answer. As a community, we need to provide our youth with alternatives to drugs and gangs. As the News-Review pointed out, Riverhead has no YMCA or large recreation center. We need to offer a safe place for our teens to hang out and have fun, one with structure and supervision. The town’s answer is that we can’t afford anything like that now. (more…)