- More than twenty local officers were recognized for leading the Suffolk County’s initiative to reduce drunk driving and reckless behavior.
- Developer Georgica Green is proposing a five-story apartment building with retail space on the ground floor for the corner of East Main Street and McDermott Avenue in downtown Riverhead.
Legislators green-light Crescent Duck Farm request for $250,000 grant for new facility to reduce pollution, odorsThe grant would cover about 40 percent of the cost of the new enclosed storage facility. The full legislature will vote on the measure at its May 10 general meeting in Riverhead.
For Kent Animal Shelter, search for a new home continues as support for expansion plan in Calverton remains elusiveKent Animal Shelter outgrew its cramped, deteriorating facilities at the edge of the Pine Barrens many years ago, but its plans for expansion are no closer to approval today than they were in 2012, when Kent first proposed them.
FOLD Festival announces this year’s headliners: Joe Jonas, Earth Wind & Fire, Bette Midler, KC & the Sunshine BandPromoters announced the headliners of the 2016 FOLD Festival today on the event’s website.
Peconic Land Trust to work with Riverhead Town to assist with its conservation and preservation strategiesThe Peconic Land Trust will review Riverhead’s community preservation project plan and transfer of development rights program to help the town develop conservation and preservation strategies, thanks to a $30,000 state grant.
- A bill preventing the sale of Plum Island was unanimously approved by the House Homeland Security Committee yesterday, which means it will go to a vote on the House floor this year.
- The federal EPA published a proposed new rule designating a two-square nautical mile area northwest of Fishers Island as a dredge material dump site which will be used for the next 30 years.
- Thanks to a generous $20,000 donation from a Bohemia pastor, the region’s first home for traumatic brain injury survivors is finally planning its opening date.
- For the first time in decades, the Suffolk County Legislature will hold its committee meetings in Riverhead next week in the run-up to a Riverhead general meeting.
- More cases of tick-borne diseases have been reported on the East End than almost anywhere else in Suffolk County in recent years.