Facing opposition from North Fork elected officials, the state parks department announced Tuesday it will withdraw a request for proposals for a Taste NY retail concession center that would have included alcohol sales at Hallock State Park Preserve in Northville.
Democratic town supervisor candidate Laura Jens-Smith called a press conference Monday to lament a perceived lack of progress at the Enterprise Park at Calverton. Both the content and location of the media event were later criticized by her opponent. READ
Riverhead Town Supervisor Sean Walter made his seventh annual “State of the Town” address Wednesday night at The Birchwood of Polish Town in Riverhead.
Downtown Riverhead is getting a half-million dollar boost from New York State by way of a grant to revitalize the area.
Supervisor Sean Walter’s reaction to Laura Jens-Smith’s speech announcing her intention to challenge him in the upcoming November elections?
“First of all, that was basically a speech written by Tony Coates for Sean Walter,” the supervisor said Wednesday. “So either Tony Coates is running her campaign or she’s 100 percent plagiarizing me.” READ
Riverhead Town plans to take Suffolk County to court for failure to pay what officials say is the proper amount of county sewer stabilization funds the town is owed.
The sewer stabilization fund is designed to reimburse municipalities for the excess in years when sewer district taxes are increased by more than 3 percent, according to Riverhead Supervisor Sean Walter.
Nearly five years after longtime Northville civic leader Kieran “Kerry” Moran died from injuries he sustained after he was hit by a car driven by a Riverhead Town employee, a settlement has been reached in a lawsuit filed by his family against the town.
In November, more than 15 patients visited the emergency room at Peconic Bay Medical Center with heart attacks, according to PBMC president and CEO Andrew Mitchell. READ