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…)
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…)
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…)
A 25-year-old Flanders woman is facing a weapons charge after police found she was carrying a pink stun gun in handbag during a traffic stop Friday night, police said.
Jessica Seaman of Flanders Road was arrested about 11 p.m. on Bellows Pond Road in Hampton Bays, Southampton Town police said.
Ms. Seaman was a front passenger in a car that was stopped for passing on the road shoulder and was found to have a pink electronic stun gun in a pink purse, according to police. The driver, Eric Lehr, 36, of Bellows Pond Road in Hampton Bays, was charged with unlawful possession of marijuana, failure to pay a fine and second-degree aggravated unlicensed operation.
The facilitating aggravated unlicensed operation charge come in relation to allegations that Ms. Seaman had a driver’s license herself but allowed someone without a driver’s license to drive, according to Sgt. Sue Ralph of the Southampton Town police.
BARBARAELLEN KOCH FILE PHOTO | Ducks on the Peconic River near Grangebel Park.
Locals were told last year not to feed the swans. In fact, last January the state put out a plan to kill or capture all mute swans by 2025 — a plan it later backtracked on.
The Riverside traffic circle’s expansion won’t begin anytime soon. (Credit: file photo)
Thanks to understaffing at the county Department of Public Works, expansion of the Riverside traffic circle isn’t likely to begin earnest for at least another two years, according to county Legislator Jay Schneiderman (I-Montauk). (more…)
Funding for a footbridge that would connect downtown Riverhead and Riverside won’t be coming in 2015, but town officials said they hope to be able to pay for the project next year. (more…)
Siris Barrios, community liaison for Renaissance Downtown Riverside Rediscovered in her office on Peconic Avenue. (Credit: Barbaraellen Koch)
In late 2013, the Southampton Town Board hired a private firm as master developer to take the lead in revitalizing the downtrodden hamlet of Riverside. (more…)