03/27/15 12:06pm
03/27/2015 12:06 PM

Refuse in woods along Oak Avenue in Flanders from 2012. (Credit: Tim Gannon, file)

A proposal to institute a garbage district in the hamlets of Flanders, Riverside and Northampton will be discussed before the Waters Edge Civic Association at 7 p.m. Friday at the Crohan Community Center in Flanders.

Christine Fetten, Southampton Town’s Director of Municipal Works, will be the speaker.

The proposal would have to be approved by property owners within the proposed district before it could take effect. Town officials have yet to determine when that vote would be.  (more…)

03/27/15 8:00am
The Riverhead justice court will be undergoing a renovation. (Credit: Paul Squire file)

The Riverhead justice court will be undergoing a renovation. (Credit: Paul Squire file)

Riverhead Town will be revamping its justice court in coming weeks after the town, as well as four other East End municipalities, settled with the Legal Aid Society of Suffolk County over the terms of a lawsuit alleging subpar court conditions — conditions that were alleged to have violated the constitutional rights of defendants on trial there. (more…)

03/23/15 5:44pm
03/23/2015 5:44 PM
Neil Krupnick of the Northville Beach Civic Association in his neighborhood last week. (Credit: Barbaraellen Koch, file)

Neil Krupnick of the Northville Beach Civic Association in his neighborhood last week. (Credit: Barbaraellen Koch, file)

Fresh off a powerful showing of public outcry last week that appeared to sway Riverhead Town Board members against the controversial Riverhead United Terminal expansion plans, the Northville civic leader that led the charge is now seeking public office.

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03/20/15 10:00am
Kent Animal Shelter executive director Pam Green addresses the Pine Barrens Commission during a public hearing Wednesday. (Credit: Paul Squire)

Kent Animal Shelter executive director Pam Green addresses the Pine Barrens Commission during a public hearing Wednesday. (Credit: Paul Squire)

The facilities at Kent Animal Shelter aren’t enough to meet their needs, representatives of the nonprofit said at a public hearing before the Pine Barrens Commission last week.

Plans for a new facility, they said, would not only expand their operations but also help the environment by removing outdated and “archaic” septic systems.

But whether that’s enough for the commission to allow the group to build remains to be seen. (more…)

03/18/15 2:00pm
03/18/2015 2:00 PM
After several attacks in the downtown Riverhead area this year — most of which have targeted Hispanic males — the town will revive its dormant Anti-Bias Task Force, a group 'meant to be a proactive agency in promoting tolerance and understanding.' (Credit: Carrie Miller)

After several attacks in the downtown Riverhead area last year — most of which have targeted Hispanic males — the town will revive its dormant Anti-Bias Task Force. (Credit: Paul Squire, file)

The Riverhead Town Board is expected to officially restore Riverhead’s anti-bias task force at tonight’s meeting.

The task force was created in 1998, but had become dormant in recent years. Officials sought to re-establish it last year in the wake of a series of violent attacks on Hispanics in Riverhead.  (more…)

03/18/15 9:19am
Jim Stark pictured in 2007. (Credit: Barbaraellen Koch, file)

James Stark pictured in 2007. (Credit: Barbaraellen Koch, file)

Former Riverhead Supervisor James R. Stark died Tuesday at Peconic Bay Medical Center where he was being treated for lung cancer. He was 78.

Mr. Stark served as town supervisor from 1996 to 1997 and was acting supervisor in 1995 when then-Supervisor Joe Janoski was ill.  (more…)