Greenport resident Chris North is running for office.
The 23-year-old, who served as the student member of Suffolk Community College’s Board of Trustees in 2016 and 2017, announced last week that he plans to run for state Assembly in the second district on the Democratic line in November. (more…)
Newly proposed legislation would pave the way to allow East End towns to establish a fund that would assist first-time homebuyers with up to half of the purchase price. READ
The ongoing debate of how to make the intersection of Love Lane, Route 25 and Old Sound Avenue safer continued Saturday morning when approximately 50 community members gathered at Mattituck Presbyterian Church. READ
Bags of Hollywood-branded heroin seized in February by the East End Drugs Task Force during an investigation into a Riverhead drug ring. (Credit: Paul Squire)
A new program intended to help stem an onrushing tide of heroin use across the East End was announced Monday by local politicians.
Elected leaders at the state level — state Sen. Ken LaValle (R-Port Jefferson) and assemblymen Fred Thiele (R-Sag Harbor) and Anthony Palumbo (R-New Suffolk) — said the Heroin Addiction Legislative Task Force, or HALT, will meet for the first time next month, with the hope, according to Mr. LaValle, of “combating the scourge of heroin and other opiates.” (more…)