The proposed bridge will connect Riverside parkland with the downtown riverfront boardwalk. (Credit: Barbaraellen Koch, file)
A proposed pedestrian crossing over the Peconic River, linking county parkland in Riverside to the downtown Riverhead parking lot, will cost between $3.28 million and $3.9 million, according to a feasibility study done for Southampton Town.
That’s more than double the amount the town had sought in state grants to fund construction of the project, according to Legislator Jay Schneiderman (I-Hampton Bays), who is a candidate for Southampton Town supervisor this fall. (more…)
A mini-van carrying six people crashed into a telephone pole on Flanders Road Sunday afternoon. (Credit: Grant Parpan)
A trip home from the beach was derailed for a driver and his five passengers when a front tire blew out and the driver lost control of his minivan and crashed into a telephone pole on Flanders Road Sunday afternoon, Southampton Town police said. (more…)
A Flanders man was arrested for drunk driving was early Thursday morning in Flanders, Southampton Town police said. (more…)
A Manorville woman was arrested early this morning in Riverside after police said the 20-year-old was driving drunk and gave police a fake I.D. after she was pulled over. (more…)
Elder Harriet Gilliam gives a speech during the Juneteenth celebration. (Credit: Katharine Schroeder photos)
Imagine for a moment that you were an African-American in the 1800s, and after a lifetime of enslavement you learned you had finally been granted freedom. (more…)
Suffolk County’s capital budget for 2016-18 contains $1 billion for projects countywide, with more than half planned to be spent in 2016. Yet funding for the county’s most economically distressed community — factoring in employment levels, median household income, housing values, etc. — was on the chopping block for a scary amount of time. (more…)
The Riverside traffic circle is expected to be reconfigured, though it’s not sure when. (Credit: Barbaraellen Koch, file)
Funding that had been slated to reconfigure the Riverside traffic circle is now in danger of being diverted next year. But a movement is afoot to keep that money in place.
The infrastructure project is one that some say is critical to the hamlet’s future, particularly at a time when other efforts are in the works to improve quality of life in the economically distressed area of Southampton Town. (more…)
Over 100 members of the public attended an informational meeting on Friday night about a proposed garbage district. (Credit: Tim Gannon)
“For everybody to get up here and say the same things over and over again is ridiculous.”
So said Mike Brewer, a former president of the Flanders, Riverside, and Northampton Community Association at Friday night’s public informational meeting about a garbage district that has been proposed in the three hamlets.
Mr. Brewer said at the meeting that he’s unsure where he lies on the proposal, but said residents should let it go to a public vote.
But Mr. Brewer found himself in the minority on Friday night, where most of the 30 or so people who spoke at the meeting already had their minds made up. They were opposed to the idea, though some did support the proposal.