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03/19/18 2:00pm
JULIE LANE PHOTO Building Inspector Reed Karen made a case to the Town Board Friday for hiking building permit fees that have been unchanged for 10 years.

JULIE LANE PHOTOBuilding Inspector Reed Karen made a case to the Town Board Friday for hiking building permit fees that have been unchanged for 10 years.

Citing permit fees that are far below those charged by other area towns, Building Inspector Reed Karen proposed a revision that would raise costs, while still keeping them at a reasonable level for low-priced projects. (more…)

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02/16/16 8:00am
GRANT PARPAN PHOTO | A Long Island Rail Road train crosses Factory Avenue in Mattituck en route from Riverhead to Greenport.

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…)

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09/30/15 2:00pm
TIM GANNON PHOTO  Suffolk County Executive Steve Bellone, left, and Riverhead Tanger Outlets general manager Janine Nebons at a meeting on tourism Tuesday.

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…)

10/11/13 1:38pm
Courtesy photo by Bryan Deluca | A glimpse of the new East End Getaway boutique at Long Island MacArthur Airport.

Courtesy photo by Bryan Deluca | A glimpse of the new East End Getaway boutique at Long Island MacArthur Airport.

As part of a $335,000 grant run through the East End Tourism Alliance, a draw for travelers will be on display at MacArthur Airport in Ronkonkoma, promoting the tourist economy the East End has to offer.

In addition to selling standard tourist fare like t-shirts and hats promoting the East End, the shop will sell local food products and artwork from the region’s artists.

“This is another great opportunity for us to promote the region, not only for tourists flying in but also for commuters using that airport frequently to give them a better idea of what’s going on at the East End,” said Steve Bate, executive director of the Long Island Wine Council.

Click here to read more about the shop on Northforker.com.