The After-Dark Commute Home, Riverhead
Letters Opinion

Letter to the Riverhead Town Board: Include Community on Quality of Life Committee

To Ms. Aguiar, Mr. Beyrodt, Mr. Hubbard, Mr. Kern, Mr. Rothwell, The Quality of Life Action Group members of the Heart of Riverhead Civic Association have noted that the Town Board voted to establish a town level committee to research, network and advance solutions to the quality of life challenges faced here in Riverhead, especially those that directly impact our downtown community. This committee, if effectively led and supported by
Letters Opinion

To The Editor: Raising Concerns About Strong’s Yacht Storage

Pictured Above: Strong's Yacht Center, with the hill where the new boat storage buildings behind the existing buildings, as seen from across Mattituck Inlet. To the Editor, Community members have done an excellent job of raising awareness about the concerns related to the proposed Strong’s warehouse development project on Mattituck Inlet. The project calls for the construction of two yacht storage facilities, 52,000 square feet and 49,000 square feet, on

Featured Letter: From a South Forker to North Forkers

Dear Editor, Due to redistricting (as reported in “A Fight for Control of First Assembly District, Which Now Includes Much of the North Fork,” October 21, 2022) our longtime Assemblyman Fred Thiele faces voters on the North Shore who may be unaware of the treasure he has been for the communities he represents. Fred is that rare politician—an actual public servant. As an independent, he could have been consigned to
Letters Opinion

Featured Letter: On Locations for Firearms Facilities

Pictured Above: The site of a proposed shooting range on Elton Street in Riverhead. An Open Letter to the Riverhead Town Board July 31, 2022 Dear Ms. Aguiar, Mr. Hubbard, Mr. Rothwell, Mr. Beyrodt, Mr. Kern and Mr. Howard, On June 21st, at the Board's invitation, dozens took the time to attend a Public Hearing concerning zoning for the sale and use of firearms within Riverhead Township. The term "Public
Community Letters

An Open Letter on Cutchogue Woods

June 19, 2022 To: Southold Supervisor Scott Russell and Members of the Town Board, Chairman Donald Wilcenski and Members of the Planning Board Dear Supervisor Russell and Members of the Town Board, We write in support of the Cutchogue Woods Affordable Housing plan. For many of us in Southold, affordable housing is a priority. Our own Comprehensive Plan calls the lack of affordable housing a crisis.  Our letter addresses two concerns.
Letters Opinion

Letters to the Editor: Thanks for Attention to Deer Overpopulation

Big THANKS to North Fork Civics, North Fork Environmental Council and the North Fork Deer Alliance for joining together as the Deer Management Coalition. It’s time to demand action by our town, our county and our state. It has been eight years since a group of us in Southold called for the first town meeting on this subject. A large group attended, voicing sad stories of tick illnesses they suffered
An aerial view of CAT's proposed development plan for EPCAL
Letters Opinion

Letter: This EPCAL Deal Must Be Terminated

by The Riverhead Neighborhood Preservation Coalition What is “EPCAL” and what’s happening there?  Well, a little over 20 years ago, the U.S. Navy granted Riverhead Town the ownership of 3,000 acres in the western part of town.  This property was formerly used by Grumman Corp. for developing and building fighter jets.  It was named EPCAL, meaning Enterprise Park at Calverton.  This huge property contains one of the longest runways in
The Hawthorne Road site on Sugar Loaf Hill, where human remains believed to be a Shinnecock grave site were found on a construction site in 2018.

Letter: In Support of Sugar Loaf Hill Purchase

Pictured Above: The Hawthorne Road site on Sugar Loaf Hill, where human remains believed to be a Shinnecock grave site were found on a construction site in 2018. Southampton Town has since purchased that building lot. The Peconic Land Trust is in contract to purchase a 4.5-acre property at the summit of Sugar Loaf Hill, where Southampton Town is considering purchasing a conservation easement through the Community Preservation Fund to
Sag Harbor's 7-Eleven is slated to close this month as part of a massive redevelopment proposed for the village's waterfront.
Letters Opinion

Letter: Dear Friends of Sag Harbor

Pictured Above: Sag Harbor's 7-Eleven is slated to close this month as part of a massive redevelopment proposed for the village's waterfront. Editor's Note: The Village of Sag Harbor is holding a public meeting Friday afternoon, April 23 at 3 p.m. to "discuss Sag Harbor's Waterfront Development Plans and hear the comments and concerns of the community" at the John Steinbeck Waterfront Park at the foot of the bridge. Here's
Shinnecock billboards

Letters: On Shinnecock Casino & Covid Vaccines

To the editor, East End Beacon As reported in Sunday morning's Beacon, Southampton Town Supervisor Jay Schneiderman commented on the Shinnecock's plan for a casino on the Nation's reservation as follows: "I cannot think of a worse location to build a casino. Montauk Highway, where the casino is being proposed, is already backed up in the morning and in the afternoon with traffic. I also have significant concerns regarding the
Shinnecock Monument
Letters Opinion Top Stories

Letters: On Shinnecock Billboards, Presidential Sociopathy & Traffic

Pictured Above: The second Shinnecock monument under construction on Sunrise Highway in late January. DOT Vs. Shinnecock Monuments Feb. 8, 2021to the editor: The NY State highway department (D.O.T.) is waging a propaganda campaign to support its attack on the the ability of the Shinnecock Nation to operate 2 advertising signs it calls monuments, in the tribal territory known as "Westwoods".Revenue from the sale of the advertising is sorely needed