COURTESY PHOTOS Congressman Lee Zeldin, left, and Democratic challenger Perry Gershon.
Over the next several days, leading to the New Year, the Reporter will be posting our annual Year In Review series of important stories from 2018.
The campaign for the November 2018 midterm elections started nearly two years ago, with a bunch of potential Democratic candidates and a group of protesters outside the office of incumbent Republican Congressman Lee Zeldin (R-Shirley). (more…)
JULIE LANE PHOTO
This photo taken at the height of the tourist season last summer represents the problem that existed as vehicles vied to join the ferry line in Greenport from both Wiggins Street and Third Street.
A study of Greenport’s transportation hub around the ferry, bus stop and train station has outlined several options for re-configuring the area to better accommodate traffic and pedestrian access. One of them would flip Wiggins Street to a one-way street going west instead of east. (more…)
BARBARAELLEN KOCH PHOTO
It’s not the outright ban on plastic bags that some officials had sought in the past, but come Jan. 1, a bill that Suffolk County passed in 2016 will take effect — and you’ll pay a nickel for every non-reusable paper or plastic shopping bag provided by a store. Shoppers can avoid the fee by bringing their own reusable bags. (more…)
COURTESY PHOTOS Fred Thiele and Kate Browning.
Longtime state Assemblyman Fred Thiele (I-Sag Harbor), who represents the Island, has decided against a bid to challenge incumbent 1st District Republican Congressman Lee Zeldin of Shirley in 2018. (more…)
TIM GANNON PHOTO Construction is ongoing for a gym and pool on the East End that will be available to all Suffolk County residents.
More than 40 years after they were first proposed, a fitness center and indoor swimming pool are under construction in Northampton.