To the editor:
The Heritage condo project covered in last week’s Suffolk Times calls for 130 units across from the Cutchogue post office. It is a very bad idea. Although introduced in 2005 and followed by a lawsuit, the project is back. (more…)
The Riverhead and Southold landmarks preservation commissions have nominated the six miles of Main Road running through the hamlets of Aquebogue, Jamesport and Laurel to the National Register of Historic Places. This designation will open up access to incentives that might help preserve some of the many historic structures along this stretch of rural highway that serves as the gateway to the North Fork. (more…)
Women have made huge inroads over decades in many fields long — and unfairly — considered the exclusive territory of men. Print and broadcast journalism, of course, come immediately to mind. It’s also hard to imagine a time when all bartenders were men; it’s been well over a hundred years since the infamous 1892 crackdown in St. Louis that targeted “saloon keepers who employ women as attendants.”
Peconic Landing has been a good neighbor. Its residents have been good neighbors. And there’s little reason to believe they’ll continue to be anything but as the lifecare facility moves forward with expansion plans at its property along the Sound in Greenport. (more…)
To the editor:
We’ve heard that flying around Orient Point and across Gardiners Bay would add 60 miles to a commuter helicopter trip. In our Hagstrom map, it appears the distances from the East River to Mattituck Inlet to East Hampton Airport amounts to about 90 miles. From East River to Mattituck Inlet to Orient Point to East Hampton Airport, it’s approximately 111 miles. (more…)
Over the last 30 years, I have reviewed hundreds of development applications as an environmental analyst with the Suffolk County health department and as president of Group for the East End.
In doing so, I have supported numerous community groups and members of the public who have rightly opposed irresponsible development throughout the region.
So when the efforts to redevelop the New Suffolk waterfront were met with skepticism, I wasn’t too surprised. In fact, good questions and a little suspicion can be a very healthy thing.
But as the project has come into sharper focus, it is now undeniably clear that the New Suffolk waterfront project will guarantee a massive and permanent reduction of the site’s legally allowable development potential — and that is something we should all get behind.
Zephyr Teachout is challenging incumbent Andrew Cuomo in a primary this coming Tuesday to decide who will be the Democratic nominee for governor.
When I started with the News-Review about a year ago, one of the newer concepts I had to get used to was writing a regular column.
“Nice!” I thought. “Columns are great. I can take a look at something, make it hilarious and/or insightful, and I can have a grand old time writing, just like I imagined when I got into journalism years ago.” (more…)