Throughout the week, we do our best to offer you local news that hits close to home. With a wide network of Patch sites across Long Island, we thought we'd also make available a round-up of news from our East End sites.
Residents staged their own version of in Riverhead on Thursday night, as they peppered the planning board with concerns over the proposed project.
On Thursday night, members of the "Save Main Road" group and others turned out to outline their concerns regarding the project to the Riverhead town planning board.
After listening to concerns from residents, the planning board voted to accept the state environmental quality review act (SEQRA) findings adopted earlier by the town board.
Saying that newly instituted at and Beaches is too much for residents to bare, a group of residents rallying around a Facebook group formed to shoot down the fee are hosting a community rally on July 9 at 6:15 at the Smith Point Marina in Shirley.
The group - "Heck No the Twilight Fee must GO!" - was created on June 28, and as of Friday evening, had almost 400 people signed up to attend.
The rally is aimed at procuring support to a piece of legislation - co-sponsored by Suffolk County Legislators Jay Schneiderman, I-Montauk, and Kate Browning, WF-Patchogue, submitted on Friday that calls for the immediate repeal of the $4 twilight fee, which is charged between the hours of 5 p.m. at 8 p.m. at the two county beaches.
After calling for — and receiving — he has called "unconstitutional" in the past, Riverhead attorney Daniel Rodgers is turning up the heat on the Department of Environmental Conservation, calling now for a state Ethics Commission investigation.
Nearly one year ago, . The DEC officers, who confiscated about $200 worth of fish it claimed was illegally harvested, later sold the fish at a local market, Rodgers has claimed. , and a request for the family's $200 back remains unanswered.