The Long Island Rail Road has made schedule changes in response to requests from local officials and transportation advocates over the past year.
One of those changes, which went into effect Monday, is the addition of a weekday train leaving Greenport at 9:43 a.m. and arriving at Penn Station in Manhattan at 12:33 p.m.
The Greenport Village Board is planning to hold a public hearing on a proposal to create more time-limited parking in the IGA parking lot.
The Suffolk County Board of Elections will likely start counting absentee and affidavit ballots in Riverhead and Southold towns on the week beginning Nov. 27, according to BOE officials. READ
The first fundraiser for Greenport Rotary’s “Greenport Express” project drew about 300 people and raised more than $7,000 Tuesday night, according to Rotarian Joe Cherepowich.
The elections in Riverhead Town will have an immediate impact on the Mattituck-Cutchogue school district. READ
A proposed gas station at the southeast intersection of Route 58 and Ostrander Avenue in Riverhead was granted preliminary approval by the Riverhead Town Planning Board Thursday. READ
In addition to the town elections, the Nov. 7 ballot will feature countywide contests for district attorney, sheriff, county legislators, state Supreme Court judges, a county court judge and a family court judge. READ
Trustee Doug Roberts has proposed several ideas to eliminate some of the traffic and parking problems in downtown Greenport, such as establishing a bike rental, but so far, none has gained support from a board majority.
Outgoing Suffolk County District Attorney Thomas Spota and top aide Christopher McPartland were both indicted Wednesday on federal charges at U.S. Eastern District Court in Central Islip. READ
Cutchogue New Suffolk Free Library will host a NoFo Artists Studio Tour Saturday as a fundraiser for the library, according to director Jennifer Fowler. READ