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brookhaven town oks zone changes for 25a plan

The Brookhaven Town Board approved proposed zoning changes for the Rte. 25A Corridor, and adopted three new overlay districts. Councilwoman Jane Bonner and town officials began meeting with community members from 5 different hamlets in 2009. Councilwoman Bonner believes that < " it was a very, very well-thought-out plan."

posted: 10/27/2012

possible new power plant at shoreham or yapank

According to Newsday, " LIPA will ask its board of trustees on 10/25 to give it the go ahead to begin negotiating with the two-gas plants developers-one for a 377-megawatt natural gas plant at the site of the shuttered Shoreham nuclear plant or fot a 706-megawatt facility beside the new Caithness plant in Yapank. DeCotis ( LIPA VP) said the Shoreham plant, by Japan based JPower, and the Caithness plant, were tied in the utili analysis of power projects. Negotiations will determine which wins out in coming months. Both would require additional gas capacity to their sites-JPower proposes extending an existing pipeline the LI Sound east to Shoreham."

posted: 10/24/2012

call for suspension of brookhaven's landfill permit

" On Monday, 10/22, The NYS DEC was sent a letter from BCC's attorney., requesting a suspension of the Town of Brookhaven's Landfill Permit. ...Petitioners include Citizens Campaign for the Environment, The Brookhaven Community Coalition, and several residents who have been impacted by continuous odor, dust, and impacts emanating from the landfill. The request is based on the failure of the Town to comply with the terms and conditions of the Landfill Permit."

posted: 10/23/2012

renewed call for atlantic helicopter route

Nineteen elected East End officials have all signed onto a letter renewing their petition to the FAA to establish a mandatory Atlantic helicopter route. " Helicopter noise can only be substantially mitigated by reducing the number of north/south helicopter transits. The establishment of the mandatory North Shore Route mitigated the impacts of helicopter noise in Nassau and Western Suffolk by keeping helicopters one mile offshore in the LI Sound, but did nothing to alleviate the problem of the East End. This goal can only be accomplished by the establishment of both an Atlantic Route and a North Shore Route. We urge the FAA to act immediately to approve the Atlantic Route proposed in our June 4, 2010 Letter," the statement said.

posted: 10/15/2012

sad news - mary gardner

Long time Wading River resident and Wading River Civic Trustee Mary Gardner passed away on Saturday. The funeral service will be on 10/18 at 12:00pm at Shalom Memorial Chapels, 760 Smithtown By-Pass ( Route 347 ) in Smithtown. The burial will follow immediately after at Washington Memorial Park in Mt. Sinai. For those wishing to make a donation in Mary's honor, please consider two organizations that were dear to her heart: Child Abuse Prevention Services & Autoimmune Disease Research Center at John Hopkins.

posted: 10/14/2012

wading river creek dredging underway

The Wading River Creek which as not been dredged since an emergency dredging in July 2010. The Town of Riverhead has been trying to get an emergency dredging of the creek since April but had no luck with the DEC and the Army Corps of Engineers. DEC 's permit only allows for dredging between Oct.1 through February. Storms in the late fall or early winter can easily fill the creek back in. This $100,000 dredging is being paid for by National Grid who is under contractual obligation to do up to another two provided they are done by 2014.

posted: 10/6/2012

group buying land for tesla museum

The Afga Corporation has agreed to sell its 16- acre site in Shoreham to the Tesla Science Center at Wardenclyffe. The Tesla enthusiasts hope to turn the dilapidated property into a museum and memorial to Nikola Tesla. The group recently raised almost $1.4 million through a web campaign. The actual selling price for the property has not been disclosed but the property had been listed at $1.6 million.

posted: 10/6/2012

riverhead town board approves some 25a zoning changes

The Riverhead Town Board voted 4 to 0 (Councilman Dunleavy is in Florida) to approve changing the zones of 5 parcels of land on the northside of 25A. The change will be from Business CR to MRP, Multi-Family Residential. Professional Office.

posted: 10/2/2012

wading river civic votes to support deepwater wind project

The Wading River Civic Association voted to support the Deepwater Wind Project. The Deep Water Energy Center(DWEC) is a state-of-the-art 900-megawatt offshore wind project in federal waters in the Atlantic Ocean. DWEC will be connected to LIPA's electric grid via a 98-mile, 600-megawatt submarine cable to Shoreham. This transmission line(NELI) will also connect LI to southeastern New England, allowing LI to receive both wind power & to import power from New England during low wind periods. According to Newsday, "LIPA for the past 2 years has been reviewing & narrowing a list of dozens of potential energy projects, including the Deepwater Wind farm. LIPA spokesman Mark Gross declined to say whether the LIPA wind farm would make the final cut."

posted: 9/27/2012

suffolk planners approve wading river rte. 25a plan

According to the News review, " The Suffolk County Planning Commission unanimously recommended approval of the zoning code amendments proposed by Riverhead Town's Wading River Route 25A Corridor Study, clearing the way for the Town Board to adopt these changes." " At this point, the town is poised to pass a resolution which would amend the zoning text of the Business CR district & the MRP district and the actual map itself," said town planning director Rick Hanley." The town board is expected to act on these proposed changes with the month of September. The recommendations would change 5 parcels(16.4 acres) from Business CR zoning to Multi Family / Professional Office zoning.

posted: 9/15/2012



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