Southampton Town is eyeing two seven-figure acquisitions of waterfront property in Flanders, including the long-vacant, blighted former Seven Zs scuba school on Flanders Road.
An 18-year-old Riverhead man was charged with driving while intoxicated following a single-car crash on East Main Street early this morning that injured four people, one seriously.
3. Supervisor, at odds with two council members, accuses them of working to undermine her to serve their own political ambitions.
A disagreement over a policy issue has opened up a chasm on the Town Board, where two members have been quietly but increasingly at odds with the town supervisor for nearly a year. Things came to a head in the past week after the town supervisor accused two council members of conspiring against her because, she says, they want her job.
The man was charged with robbery, assault and endangering the welfare of a child in the incident. The male victim, age 16, was taken to the hospital for treatment of his injuries, police said.
5. Battery energy storage system plan is presented to Planning Board, a move blasted by both Aguiar and Blass.
Supervisor Yvette Aguiar and former Councilwoman Barbara Blass both had harsh words for the planning department's handling of the application for a proposed 100-megawatt battery energy storage system for a site on Mill Road.
Nick LaLota, the Republican Party designee in the First Congressional District, cruised past two challengers in the GOP primary election Tuesday, winning 47% of the votes cast in a three-way race.
7. When dereliction of duty is a public official’s best defense, you know constituents are in trouble.
Six-figure town contract tasked consultants with neutralizing public opposition by casting residents as "NIMBYs" who spread misinformation.
8. Riverhead man sentenced on manslaughter, DWI charges in connection with fatal crash on Flanders Road in December.
The Riverhead man who pleaded guilty to second-degree manslaughter in June in connection with a crash on Flanders Road Dec. 17 has been sentenced to 2 3⁄4 to 8 1⁄4 years in prison, Suffolk District Attorney Raymond Tierney announced today.
9. What’s the point of updating the comp plan if runaway massive development can continue while the plan is being written?.
The town must hit the pause button on all development while it finishes the comprehensive plan update begun in January 2020. The delay in its completion has allowed too many massive developments to move forward under outdated land use rules.
A second utility grid-scale battery energy storage facility is in the review pipeline at Riverhead Town Hall, with more sure to follow, according to town officials. This proposal is for an Edwards Avenue site, adjacent to the LIPA substation that has attracted over 600 acres of utility-scale solar power facilities in the vicinity.
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