JIM COLLIGAN PHOTO
Assemblyman Fred Thiele Jr. (I-Sag Harbor) speaking at a gathering November 28 in Jamesport of East End officials demanding action from the federal government on helicopter noise.
After a Federal Aviation Administration “workshop” held in Riverhead on November 14 left residents and elected officials alike dissatisfied, East End officials, including Councilman Jim Colligan, gathered at Iron Pier Beach in Jamesport on November 28 to demand the FAA hold a proper public hearing on the matter. (more…)
COURTESY PHOTO Congressman Lee Zeldin (R-Shirley) right, with Brookhaven Supervisor Ed Romaine Friday at the Long Island Aquarium in Riverhead.
Congressman Lee Zeldin (R-Shirley) was joined by other East End officials for a press conference Friday denouncing the U.S. Department of the Interior’s plan to make 90 percent of the nation’s outer continental shelf open to oil and gas drilling. (more…)
KARL GROSSMAN PHOTO Wind farm development was a key story in 2017.
As 2017 comes to an end, three major events stand out this pastyear in Suffolk County: the election results of last month, the indictment of long-time Suffolk District Attorney Tom Spota and the beginnings of offshore wind development.
It was an important election here for women and a breakthrough for African-Americans with Errol Toulon, Jr. elected as sheriff, becoming the first black to win a (non-judicial) countywide post. (more…)
TIMES REVIEW PHOTO Laura Jens-Smith
In Suffolk County — and all over the United States — last week’s election saw great victories for women to enter government. There were many breakthroughs.
Laura Jens-Smith, for example, was elected supervisor of the Town of Riverhead, the first woman elected supervisor of Riverhead since the town was founded 225 years ago. (more…)