Suffolk County Executive Steve Bellone has issued a travel advisory for the East End effective immediately until further notice due to current weather conditions of high winds and drifting snow, according to a press release.
Suffolk County’s Department of Public Works has deployed its entire fleet to spread salt and sand along all county-maintained roadways and facilities, officials said.
County officials strongly encourage motorists to avoid driving on East End roads due to hazardous conditions.
“If traveling, motorists should be prepared for blowing and drifting snow and use extra caution,” the release states. “According to the National Weather Service, Suffolk County may experience hazardous wind chills Sunday night into Monday morning.”
It’s been called a pipe dream. A myth. Insanity. Yet it’s been talked about on the East End for over 50 years.
And, it appears, after a brief glimmer of hope for a change in circumstance, the pipe dream is likely to remain just that. (more…)
Ethan Sisson, a junior at Southold High School, demonstrates with other students from Project Bus Stop earlier this month. One proposed bus shelter would be built at the intersection where the students demonstrated. (Credit: Paul Squire)
This month, Suffolk County Legislator Al Krupski’s office submitted a request to build six new bus shelters in the county, including two by Calverton National Cemetery.
He has said Suffolk County stands at the ready to fund such shelter requests. (more…)
The view from Route 105 bridge at Indian Island golf course as the Peconic River leads into the Bay. (Credit: Barbaraellen Koch, file)
It’s a project that’s been talked about since the 1980s, planned for since 2004, and is anticipated to actually happen something in 2016.
Soon, treated effluent from the Riverhead Sewer Plant will be re-used to irrigate the adjacent Indian Island Golf Course, which is owned by Suffolk County. (more…)
Suffolk County has OK’d the appraisal of a 94-acre property near Indian Island in Riverhead. (Credit: Tim Gannon)
A 94-acre former Duck Farm adjacent to Indian Island County Park could be preserved by Suffolk County as open space after the county legislature authorized an appraisal of the property last week.
Steve Bellone signs the new tobacco law in October, raising the age limit to 21 for tobacco purchases. (Credit: Courtesy)
Suffolk County officials want residents to know that today, New Year’s Day, marks the first day the 21-or-over law goes into effect for the sale of tobacco and liquid nicotine products.
Prior to Jan. 1, it had been illegal to sell those items to anyone under age 19. (more…)
When “631” runs out of assignable telephone numbers in 2016, the new area code for Suffolk County will be “934.”
Suffolk County Executive Steven Bellone speaks during the press conference at Southampton Town Hall Wednesday afternoon. (Credit: Carrie Miller)
East End police departments and villages across Suffolk County will benefit from a collective $6 million in sales tax revenue over the next three years, thanks to a new agreement announced by County Executive Steven Bellone during a press conference at Southampton Town Hall Wednesday afternoon.
The deal is one step in the right direction for securing a fair split in sales tax revenue for the twin forks — which aren’t policed by Suffolk County Police Department — a budgeting issue Legislator Jay Schneiderman (I-Montuak) said he had been working on for more than a decade.