11/12/14 11:45am
11/12/2014 11:45 AM
Supervisor Sean Walter and councilman George Gabrielsen at a recent town board work session. (Credit: Barbaraellen Koch)

Supervisor Sean Walter and councilman George Gabrielsen at a recent town board work session. (Credit: Barbaraellen Koch)

The lights have been dimmed, but they’re not being turned off.

At least, not yet.

Plans to build at least one peaker plant at the Enterprise Park at Calverton — to produce energy that would be sold to the Long Island Power Authority — are now on hold. But much remains in motion while LIPA decides whether renewable energy projects at the Calverton site are worthwhile, a decision that will affect Riverhead taxpayers directly, since balancing next year’s budget hinges, in part, on lease agreements with private power vendors at EPCAL. (more…)

05/24/14 1:35pm
05/24/2014 1:35 PM
(Credit: Cyndi Murray)

Traffic lights were out at the intersection of Cox Land and Route 48 Wednesday afternoon. Another outage hit the area Saturday. (Credit: Cyndi Murray)

UPDATE: Power was restored shortly before 3 p.m.

Original Story: Another power outage has wiped out electricity to a wide region of the North Fork, knocking out several traffic lights along Main Road during the busy Memorial Day weekend.  (more…)