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Aug
22
2018

Construction crews broke ground in mid-August on the first new building to be constructed as part of the revitalization of the Southampton hamlet of Riverside, just south of downtown Riverhead.

Developer Paul Pawlowski of Mattituck plans to build an 8,000 square foot, two-story medical office building, which will also contain two workforce apartments, at the site of the former Riverboat Diner on the Riverside traffic circle, which had...read more »

Aug
19
2018

Democratic Suffolk County comptroller candidate Jay Schneiderman is moving to create a Protect the Taxpayers party designation on the November ballot as he seeks to unseat incumbent Republican Comptroller John M. Kennedy Jr.

Suffolk County Executive Steve Bellone sent an email to supporters asking for help collecting 1,500 valid signatures by Tuesday.

Schneiderman, the Southampton Town supervisor, initially hesitated to green-...read more »

Aug
19
2018

Southampton Town officials plan to buy an overcrowded Hampton Bays motel, raze the structure and ready it for development as luxury condos, a first-of-its-kind proposal for the town.

The owners of the Bel-Aire Cove Motel on Shinnecock Road are willing to sell the property to Southampton Town for $1,060,000, Southampton Town Supervisor Jay Schneiderman said.

Under the proposal, Southampton would secure all necessary construction...read more »

May
29
2018

Southampton Supervisor Jay Schneiderman says he is seeking the Democratic nomination for Suffolk County comptroller in this fall’s election against Republican first-term incumbent John M. Kennedy.

“I’m in the race,” said Schneiderman, 56, who said he will also seek the support of minor parties “to make my best case for their nomination.”

Schneiderman cited his experience not only as Southampton supervisor, but also his former...read more »

Feb
15
2018

Southampton Town will take several steps this year to move toward its goal of meeting all of the community’s energy consumption needs through renewable sources by 2025.

Unlike fossil fuels, renewable energy sources are ones that can be replaced naturally and repeatedly. The ambitious mark requires not only looking to renewable energy — possibly through a plan that could replace PSEG as the default energy supplier in town — but also...read more »

Apr
14
2016

It was the first time the Suffolk County Democrats ever hosted a presidential candidate and former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton helped raise $510,000 for the party, said Suffolk County Democratic Chairman Rich Schaffer at press time.

Clinton also attracted 850 supporters to the tightly secured Villa Lombardi’s catering venue in Holbrook.

Clinton swung through back-to-back appearances on Monday, including a roundtable...read more »

Sep
29
2015

South Fork police departments will receive hundreds of thousands of dollars in additional funding from Suffolk County in 2016, the second year of an agreement with the county to increase the share of sales tax revenues directed to communities that do not rely on County Police for law enforcement coverage.

Suffolk County Executive Steve Bellone’s proposed $2.9 billion county budget for 2016, released this week, would direct a total of $...read more »

Sep
23
2015

North Fork and Riverhead police departments will get a larger share of the pie next year under Suffolk County Executive Steve Bellone’s proposed budget, which allocated $1 million in sales tax revenue sharing to the East End’s men and women in blue under a three-year deal struck last year.
Bellone announced his recommended budget of $2.917 billion for fiscal 2016 last week, and the plan increases revenue sharing with the East End police...read more »

Sep
22
2015

The three Democratic Southampton Town Board candidates are calling for a one-year moratorium on new planned development districts as part a newly released election platform.

The seven-page action plan lists several points of focus for the trio—Southampton Town supervisor candidate Jay Schneiderman, and Town Board candidates John Bouvier and Julie Lofstad—if elected come November 3. The document focuses on five critical areas selected...read more »

Jun
19
2015

Southampton, NY- This week the Southampton PBA announced their support of Jay Schneiderman for Southampton Supervisor.

“[Candidate Schneiderman’s] aggressive approach to finding responsible solutions to our many needs here on the East End of Long Island and willingness to listen to the people has set him apart from any other candidate for Southampton Town Supervisor…It is with great pride that the Southampton PBA endorses him this day...read more »

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