In the wake of Hurricane Harvey, which dramatically flooded parts of Texas and Louisiana and left thousands displaced from their homes and without basic necessities, locals across the North Fork are stepping up to help in different ways. READ
Ride-sharing services like Uber and Lyft are set to legally hit local roads starting June 29.
Suffolk County Executive Steve Bellone announced last week that the county will participate in statewide regulations outlined in the state budget adopted April. The county could have opted out of permitting such services, but chose not to exercise that right. READ
You’ve likely heard the term “brain drain” before. It’s an expression often used to describe the mass departure of post-college Long Islanders to other parts of the country, where the cost of living is more affordable.
On the North Fork, where the housing market has rebounded and the stock of affordable housing remains low, local municipalities are exploring ways to keep the millennial workforce from leaving the area.
The Long Island Rail Road plans to double service to the North Fork starting in late 2017 or 2018, according to deputy general manager George Fletcher, one of three LIRR officials who addressed the Greenport Village Board last Thursday.
It all started on New Year’s Eve. Caroline MacArthur said she didn’t have any big plans for the night and she wasn’t drinking. She reminded her son to call her if he needed a ride. But why stop there, she thought. Other people could use a ride as well.
With spring just over one week away, North Fork residents were greeted this morning to another winter snowstorm. The snow picked up just in time for the morning commute and is expected to taper off in the afternoon. READ
During a year in which much has been said nationally about the need to bring people of all backgrounds together, a group in Southold Town is making a difference locally.
Helen Finnigan has dedicated her life to volunteering.
While splitting her time between Connecticut and New York City more than a decade ago, she worked in men’s and women’s prisons, teaching decision-making skills to inmates. She also spent two years in Hong Kong working as a consultant for a Manhattan financial company and found time to volunteer there on her days off. READ
During a short visit to Winter Park, Colo., I was impressed by how this small town prepares for their seasonal visitors. Winter Park has a permanent population of 999 people (2010 Census). It can host up to 20,000 visitors during the peak of their ski season. Big topics among town officials include the impact on parking, traffic congestion, DUI, increased carbon emissions, etc. …
Sound familiar? READ
A social media post early Thursday morning from Aldo’s Coffee in Greenport read: “We are open on Christmas Day, New Year’s Day, and every other national holiday. Today, we are closed.”
This message was accompanied by a photo of a sign that read “In support of our people and #ADayWithoutImmigrants.”