Being sentenced to jail is obviously a horrible experience.
But sometimes, being released from jail isn’t a great experience either.
That’s one reason a group of volunteers led by Kyle Braunskill of Flanders has been working both inside and outside the jails with people who have been released and now find it challenging to fit back in with the outside world. READ
Flanders, Riverside and Northampton Community Association (FRNCA) president Ron Fisher resigned from his position Monday night and announced he’ll be appointed to a vacancy on the Riverhead Board of Education.
Residents of the Flanders-Riverside area had planned for days to speak before the Southampton Town Board about the need for greater policing on their streets in the face of a recent crime wave.
Owners of rental housing in Southampton Town would be required to have a contract with a private garbage collector for each house they rent under a new proposal by the Southampton Town Board. READ
A year after Renaissance Downtowns signed on with Southampton Town to create a new zoning code aimed at revitalizing Riverside, the time is coming for the company to unveil its redevelopment plans.
The plans — expected to be unveiled next week — hinge on the economically distressed hamlet’s getting a new sewage treatment plant and landowners’ getting incentives to build up their lots in exchange for accepting tightened environmental restrictions. (more…)
A 6,000-square-foot building featuring a Subway sandwich shop, a pizzeria and two retail stores has been proposed for the southeast corner of Flanders Road and Glider Avenue in Flanders.
Property owner Roussi Mitev is proposing to demolish the existing residence on the property, along with other buildings on the site and build the new commercial building in their place.
The property is 0.69 acres in size and is just slightly west of a new 7-Eleven store being constructed at the southwest corner of Flanders Road and Cypress Avenue.
The Southampton Town Planning Board held what’s known as a pre-submission conference on the plan last Thursday, July 24. That’s a public hearing held on the early stages of a project, and an additional hearing will be required in the future when the site plan is more detailed, according to Southampton Planning Board chairman Dennis Finnerty.
People also can submit comments in writing to the Planning Board within the next 30 days, he added.
“The Subway is going to be like every Subway,” Mr. Mitev told the Planning Board. “We have to follow their [franchise] rules.” (more…)