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01/30/16 5:05pm
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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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12/21/15 9:00am
12/21/2015 9:00 AM

Jamesport Civic

A coalition of civic organizations is collecting signatures on a petition in which residents vow to boycott new commercial projects being proposed for the Jamesport and Aquebogue areas unless the developers agree to abide by a pledge to keep the area rural. READ

10/26/14 12:47pm
10/26/2014 12:47 PM
Witch's Hat restoration project manager Cliff Baldwin (left), Save Main Road 's Larry Simms and Richard Wines, chairman of Riverhead's Landmarks Preservation Commission. (Credit: Katharine Schroeder)

Witch’s Hat restoration project manager Cliff Baldwin (left), Save Main Road ‘s Larry Simms and Richard Wines, chairman of Riverhead’s Landmarks Preservation Commission. (Credit: Katharine Schroeder)

Near the top of a two-page flier handed out at “The Witch’s Hat” on Main Road in Aquebogue Saturday was a statement attributed to the volunteers who have spent the past year renovating the local landmark.

“It’s such a small structure; how hard could it be?” reads the quote.

While that question was certainly rhetorical, the task turned out to be somewhat more involved than originally imagined. The volunteers were rewarded for their sizable efforts when they celebrated the completion of the renovation project Saturday.

Read more about the project and see more photos from the renovation on northforker.com

07/25/14 8:00am
07/25/2014 8:00 AM
FILE PHOTO | The state capitol in Albany.

FILE PHOTO | The state capitol in Albany.

“Anywhere he wants to.” That’s the punch line of the ancient joke about where an 800 -pound gorilla sits.

In our neighborhood, the big bully is Agriculture & Markets, the state agency tasked with “foster[ing] a competitive food and agriculture industry.”  (more…)

04/30/14 1:00pm
04/30/2014 1:00 PM
BARBARAELLEN KOCH FILE PHOTO | The Village at Jamesport is proposed for this property just west of the hamlet's business district on Main Road.

The Village at Jamesport is proposed for this property just west of the hamlet’s business district. (Credit: Barbaraellen Koch, file)

A 44-acre Jamesport property that has been the subject of a controversial development proposal is now being offered for sale as part of a bankruptcy proceeding.

And the company that’s marketing the property has highlighted the value of excavating sand from the property.

A company called GA Keen Realty Advisors LLC has an advertisement in the New York Times Wednesday offering the 43.6 acres on Main Road in Jamesport as a “bankruptcy sale.”  (more…)