The Southampton Town Board voted Tuesday to hire an engineering firm for professional services associated with a proposed nature trail and catwalk over Reeves Bay in Flanders.
The proposal also was presented to the Flanders, Riverside and Northampton Community Association Monday. (more…)
New legislation introduced by Assemblyman Fred Thiele (I-Sag Harbor) could allow the five East End towns to establish a Town Community Housing Fund.
If created, the fund could be used to provide financial assistance to first-time homebuyers, create opportunities for owning and rental housing, rehabilitating existing buildings for community housing, counseling and education impact payment to local school districts under the proposed legislation. READ
Gov. Andrew Cuomo has signed a pair of new state laws that will allow the five East End towns to use Community Preservation Fund money for water quality improvements for the first time. READ
Local environmentalists are thanking voters for their overwhelming approval of the Community Preservation Fund, a proposition that was approved Tuesday by wide margins in each of the five East End towns.
After deciding between Trump and Clinton, remember to flip the ballot on Election Day. READ
While much of Suffolk County abandoned its agricultural heritage in the 20th century, portions of the North Fork’s two towns still serve as reminders of that way of life. READ
Riverhead Town may not wait until November to refinance its more than $55 million debt related to the Community Preservation Fund. READ
Riverhead Town has quietly been in the throes of a budget crisis for several years. On the upside, the hefty surplus Supervisor Sean Walter inherited when he took office in 2010 has kept the town from sinking entirely into the red.
On the downside, the town has relied on that same surplus to balance its budget ever since. READ