Monday Briefing: Look for more Riverhead school bond news & opinion

10/03/2011 9:23 AM |

Be sure to check back here after 9 p.m. next Tuesday night, Oct. 11, to find out the fate of $78.3 and $6.9 million bond proposals to fund infrastructure work at Riverhead schools.

That’s the day district taxpayers go to the polls to vote, and expects to have the votes’ results published within seconds of them becoming available, and figures and reaction just minutes later.

According to the district website, voting will be held at Riley Avenue Elementary School, Phillips Avenue Elementary School, Aquebogue Elementary School and Riverhead High School on Tuesday from 6 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. Don’t know where you should vote? Call 369-6708 or 369-6711.

In June, Superintendent Nancy Carney answered for us five questions on the bond proposal. She’ll be asked another five questions this week. Those questions will be coming from five well-known people in the community.

We’ll also be coming out for or against the proposals in this Thursday’s newspaper. So look for that.

• Thinking about going solar, as they say? Now may be the time, as the Long Island Power Authority has just announced a streamlined permitting process, eliminated the need for towns to be involved in permitting. Application fee will also be cheaper. The measure just needs town approvals.

See reporter Beth Young’s coverage for details.

• Baby it’s cold outside, or at least a bit chilly. Chilly enough to require a jacket for the first time. (At least for a guy. My wife seems to wear jackets all year long.)

And I love it. It seems the whole world is going the way of fall. Not just reporter and columnist Vera Chinese. This weekend I saw a Starbucks ad campaign with the slogan, “Here’s to shorter days, longer nights, and not minding one bit.”

Time to start chopping firewood, and not minding one bit.

•  If you didn’t visit RiverheadNewsReview often this weekend, you may have missed a bit, as local news and slide shows were consistently streaming through the site. It’s too much to list here and bog down the Briefing with hyperlinks, but if you click the News tab you’ll see a list all the latest from around town.