COURTESY PHOTO Congressman Lee Zeldin (R-Shirley), center, announced a new initiative to make Plum Island a protected wildlife refuge and park.
A bill aiming to stop the federal government’s proposed sale of Plum Island to the highest bidder is expected to be approved by the House of Representatives’ Homeland Security Committee on Thursday, opening the door for an eventual vote by the entire House, according to East End Congressman Lee Zeldin (R-Shirley). (more…)
TIM GANNON PHOTO Former Southampton Town Supervisor Anna Throne-Holst and former Suffolk County Planning Commission chairman David Calone at Tuesday’s debate at Southold High School.
The two candidates vying for the Democratic nomination for the First Congressional District seat in a primary argued over who has better job creation ideas during a debate held by the Southold Democratic Club Tuesday night at Southold High School. (more…)
REPORTER FILE PHOTO |Mattituck train station Monday afternoon.
Plans for so-called scoot trains, which were once envisioned as a way of increasing Long Island Rail Road service to the North Fork, have been put on hold after the Metropolitan Transportation Authority learned the trains are incompatible with the LIRR’s network. (more…)
GRANT PARPAN PHOTO | A Long Island Rail Road train crosses Factory Avenue in Mattituck en route from Riverhead to Greenport.
You can take a train from the North Fork to New York City on a Friday.
But as of now you’re not coming back until Monday. (more…)