The eastern portion of the Army Corps Tentatively Selected Plan | click on the photo for full size image
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Army Corps Considers More Sand For Montauk, Public Criticizes Sea Level Projections At FIMP Hearings

[caption id="attachment_27427" align="alignnone" width="1000"] The eastern portions of the Army Corps Tentatively Selected Plan | click on the photo for full size image[/caption] The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is considering a major, sand-based expansion to its proposed work in downtown Montauk as part of the Fire Island to Montauk Point Reformulation Study. Members of the FIMP project team acknowledged the recommendations of East Hampton Town’s consultants, First Coastal Corporation,
Montauk Point. June 1, 2013. b. young photo
Civics

A Week Filled With Montauk Hamlet Study Meetings

[caption id="attachment_25129" align="alignnone" width="600"] At the Point[/caption] East Hampton Town has spent the past few months looking at the unique issues affecting the commercial areas in East Hampton, Springs, Wainscott and Amagansett, and this week they're kicking off a series of visits and community meetings to discuss the future of the hamlet of Montauk. These hamlet studies are underway by the town in an attempt “to create plans for the future that create dynamic, walkable hamlet
At 41 North Phillips Avenue.
Civics

Speonk is Skeptical of Affordable Housing Proposal

[caption id="attachment_27077" align="alignnone" width="600"] At 41 North Phillips Avenue.[/caption] Residents of Speonk and Remsenburg packed into Southampton Town Hall last Thursday, July 28, to hear the latest of numerous development proposals for their hamlet. Georgica Green Ventures, the workforce housing developer behind Southampton's controversial Sandy Hollow Cove workforce housing complex in Tuckahoe and several projects underway in downtown Riverhead, has an option to buy a 4.28 acre property along a sleepy
Sunday's protest on Peconic Avenue in Riverhead.
Civics

Riverhead Protests in Solidarity with Black Lives Matter

[caption id="attachment_26022" align="alignnone" width="600"] Sunday's protest on Peconic Avenue in Riverhead (and Riverside).[/caption] While the Black Lives Matter movement across the nation was shaken to its core this past week after the killing of five police officers at a demonstration in Dallas Thursday night, in Riverhead Sunday afternoon more than 150 protesters took to the streets to unabashedly rekindle the movement's message. Many in attendance insisted that, while all lives matter, no one
Captain Riverhead
Civics

New Partnerships, Grant Opportunities for Riverside

[caption id="attachment_20146" align="alignnone" width="600"] The Peconic River separates Riverhead and Riverside, but it can also help to bring both communities together.[/caption] The Flanders, Riverside, Northampton Community Association has partnered with the newly formed Peconic River Community Development Alliance to apply for and receive a $20,000 grant from the Long Island Community Foundation to hire a community organizer to help engage community members in activities surrounding the Peconic River. The Alliance was formed
The proposed redesign of the big curve in Mattituck
Civics

Fix Proposed for Mattituck’s Big Curve

[caption id="attachment_24041" align="alignnone" width="600"] The proposed redesign of the big curve in Mattituck[/caption] The Mattituck-Laurel Civic Association has been methodically going over the dizzying number of options that are available to fix the intersection at the big curve in the Main Road at the intersection with Love Lane and Old Sound Avenue. MLCA member John Carter presented what the group believes is the most feasible and effective option for the
Veggie Bonanza, Aquebogue
Civics

Jamesport Corridor Study Proposal Panned by Residents

[caption id="attachment_19594" align="alignright" width="600"] Aquebogue[/caption] When a couple dozen residents of the Aquebogue-Jamesport corridor showed up at Riverhead’s town board work session Thursday morning to hear the town’s plan to study the Main Road corridor through their little chunk of the town, many said they don’t believe such a study is in the best interest of their neighborhoods. Joan Zaniskey came to the meeting on behalf of the Friends of
The dangerous intersection on the curve in the center of Mattituck, as seen from the front lawn of the Mattituck Presbyterian Church
Civics

MLCA to Discuss Calming Traffic at Mattituck’s Big Curve

[caption id="attachment_23076" align="aligncenter" width="300"] The dangerous intersection on the curve in the center of Mattituck, as seen from the front lawn of the Mattituck Presbyterian Church[/caption] The Mattituck-Laurel Civic Association has spent the past year gathering ideas from the community about how to make the intersection of Route 25, Love Lane and Old Sound Avenue safer for traffic, pedestrians and the community. The civic group will hold a special meeting next
Meeting at Riverside Rediscovered
Civics

Riverside to Host Discussion on Crime & Addiction

[caption id="attachment_22627" align="alignnone" width="600"] A community meet-up at Riverside Rediscovered[/caption] Riverside Rediscovered, the community group formed as part of the effort afoot to redevelop the Southampton hamlet of Riverside, is hosting a discussion next Tuesday, March 1 on what can be done to address crime, addiction and violence in the community. Suffolk County Deputy Police Commissioner Risco Mention-Lewis will be leading a presentation about the Council of Thought and Action, a
A marker for the burial ground at Sylvester Manor.
Civics

On the East End’s African-American Burial Grounds: How is the Story Told?

[caption id="attachment_22583" align="alignnone" width="600"] A marker for the burial ground at Sylvester Manor.[/caption] Sag Harbor's Eastville Community Historical Society and Shelter Island's Sylvester Manor educational farm are teaming up this weekend for a discussion at Bay Street Theatre on the stories of African American East Enders that have "been hidden, forgotten, untold, fragmented and/or fabricated." The panel discussion, exhibition and reception, titled "How Is the Story Told? An Observance of
Bill Toedter at a NFEC-sponsored candidate forum in Southold this fall.
Civics

NFEC Looks for New Leaders as Bill Toedter Prepares to Step Down

[caption id="attachment_21391" align="alignnone" width="600"] Bill Toedter at a NFEC-sponsored candidate forum in Southold this fall.[/caption] For the past five years, North Fork Environmental Council President Bill Toedter has been a constant presence at government meetings and community events, sharing his thoughtful observations and suggestions on what is best for the environment here. Mr. Toedter, a volunteer with the NFEC, has just moved to Sedona, Ariz. He'll be back and forth between Arizona