- The Hallock State Park visitors center on Sound Avenue will sell N.Y.-produced alcoholic beverages and visitors will be able to drink them on-site, including on an outdoor patio and picnic area, according to a document released last week by the state parks department.
Next ‘Synergy’ forum, providing chance for community dialogue with police, scheduled for April 6 in MattituckThe third in a series of ‘Synergy’ forums will provide another opportunity for an “open and respectful conversation between police and members of the community.”
- All leaves must be in biodegradable paper leaf bags. Loose leaves and leaves in plastic bags will be bypassed. Branches cannot exceed eight feet in length.
- 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.”
- Incumbent trustees Mary Bess Phillips and Julia Robins were returned to office in a tight three-way contest today.
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.
- Incumbent trustees Mary Bess Phillips and Julia Robins and challenger Paul Kreiling are in a three-way contest for two open seats on the Greenport Village Board in tomorrow’s general election .
- 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.”
- Former Greenport Village trustee and longtime utilities superintendent William Swiskey Sr. says he’s “seriously considering” mounting a write-in campaign for village board in an election that’s less than a week away.
- “There are a lot of downed trees and branches to be cleared. But the road will be fine.”
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.
Greenport trustee candidates field questions on housing, traffic, planning, Shelter Island power cable and moreHere are the questions posed to Greenport Village trustee candidates at last night’s debate and excerpts of their answers.