- Historic Grange Hall, located on Sound Avenue in Northville, is in contract to be sold to a Buddhist meditation center.
- A companion bill has been introduced in the Senate by the New York and Connecticut Senate delegations. The measures would maintain funding for protection and restoration of the L.I. Sound of $65 million per year through 2020.
- Rep. Lee Zeldin said today the proposed shift of responsibility for Medicaid funding from the county to the state “single-handily flips Suffolk County’s recurring massive nine figure budget deficits into budget surpluses.”
Town allows Costco site developer to export more than 26,000 cubic yards of soil from clear-cut site on Route 58The developer of a controversial Route 58 commercial property got permission to remove 26,041 cubic yards of soils from a formerly wooded site it was allowed to clear cut in 2013 in order to avoid importing soils to fill low spots.
Developmentally disabled adults face uncertainty as N.Y. changes Medicaid payments and deep federal cuts loom“These are two storms colliding.” That’s how East End Disability Associates founder and CEO Lisa Meyer Fertal describes the confluence of N.Y. Medicaid reform measures already underway and the deep cuts to Medicaid funding proposed in Congress.
- The March 26 ‘unity town hall’ meeting will instead take place at the Hilton Garden Inn on Route 58 in Riverhead.
- Riverhead Free Library’s proposed $3.75 million operating budget for 2017-2018 calls for a 2.3-percent spending increase and a property tax levy increase of 1.03 percent. A public hearing will be held tonight at the library, beginning at 6 p.m.
More than 120 Riverhead seniors would lose home-delivered daily meals if fed budget cuts Meals on Wheels fundingThe president’s budget proposal would eliminate federal funding for the Meals on Wheels program, which contributes $100,000 to help feed more than 120 elderly Riverhead citizens.
- Rep. Lee Zeldin, an outspoken critic of the Affordable Care Act, which he has called a “disaster,” discusses the American Health Care Act in a RiverheadLOCAL interview.
- “It’s an invitation to activism for people who are not already involved in some sort of social issue but who are concerned about the future of social justice in this particular political moment.”
- The three-hour parking limit in the riverfront lot, which currently ends at 6 p.m. would be extended to midnight if a proposed code change becomes law.
Nor’easter batters local shores, leaves behind frozen slush and black ice as temperatures drop in storm’s wakeThe nor’easter that hammered our region yesterday with high winds, snow, sleet and heavy rain left behind a slushy mess on the East End that will make driving conditions hazardous throughout the day today.
- Peconic Bay Medical Center has received approval from New York State Health Commissioner Howard Zucker to establish two laboratory cardiac catheterization and electrophysiology suites and construct a rooftop helipad.
- With a potentially major snowstorm on Long Island’s doorstep, Riverhead schools and businesses are closing tomorrow in anticipation of dangerous travel conditions, 55 mile-per-hour wind gusts and possible power outages.
- Rep. Lee Zeldin is calling on Congress to approve funding for the Long Island Sound Program and the National Estuary Program and to pass the Long Island Sound Restoration and Stewardship Act.