REPORTER FILE PHOTO | An aerial view of Plum Island.
Elected officials from Southold Town and Suffolk County joined several advocacy groups Monday to urge a New York State Assembly committee to preserve Plum Island, which the federal government owns and plans to sell.
“I think it is critical that we join forces and fight this ill-advised sale of the island,” said Southold Town Supervisor Scott Russell. “We need to do everything we can to keep it the way it is.” (more…)
TIM GANNON PHOTO Suffolk County Executive Steve Bellone, left, and Riverhead Tanger Outlets general manager Janine Nebons at a meeting on tourism Tuesday.
Members of the East End Tourism Alliance asked County Executive Steve Bellone to increase the amount of tourism funding they get through an existing 3-percent county room occupancy tax at a meeting in Riverhead Tuesday. (more…)
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The Town Board work session on Tuesday afternoon. From left, Councilwoman Chris Lewis, Councilman Paul Shepherd, Supervisor Jim Dougherty and Councilman Peter Reich. Not shown, Councilman Ed Brown.
The Town Board presented a trifecta of punishment to Gary Baddeley at Tuesday’s work session, and Mr. Baddeley gladly accepted.
Matt Sherman, who represents the South Ferry Road property owner, said via speaker phone that his client is wiling to do mitigation work on illegal construction at his home, pay a fine of up to $5,000 and perform 20 hours of community service to be completed by the end of the year. (more…)
AMBROSE CLANCY PHOTO A section of the Town Hall parking lot near Route 114.
New York State will grant the town $100,000 to help pay for replacing the roof of the Medical Center and resurface the parking lots at Town Hall and Police Department headquarters.
Supervisor Jim Dougherty announced on September 17 that a “State and Municipal Facilities Program” grant had been awarded for the amount. (more…)
Once there were many cable TV companies on Long Island, just as once there were two actively competing daily newspapers.
But in recent years there’s been Cablevision, dominating cable TV here, as well as controlling Newsday, the only daily newspaper now published on Long Island, which it bought for $650 million in 2008.
However, last week came the announcement that Cablevision is selling most of its media assets to a huge multinational company, Altice of France. The sale, with a price tag of $17.7 billion, includes Cablevision’s Long Island TV operation plus Newsday.
What will it mean for you? (more…)