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lipa to upgrade existing riverhead to wildwood transmission lines

LIPA will shortly begin work on upgrading the existing overhead lines that runs 10.6 miles from the Wildwood Substation(on LIPA Access Rd.) in the Town of Brookhaven to the Riverhead Substation in the Town of Southampton. LIPA is proposing to replace the existing 49.2 inch insulators with 65.2 inch insulators in order to increase the capacity of the the line from 69kV to 138kV. According to LIPA " An evaluation was performed of the electric & magnetic field strengths associated with the 138 kV upgrade project, which was found to comply with New York State standards". Information about the project, Case 11-T-0116 can be found on the www.lipower.org. You can also call LIPA's Tracy Burgess Levy directly at 516-719-9864 for additional information on the project.

posted: 5/8/2012

a little less litter in wading river

Thanks to the following Wading River Civic members who participated in our annual litter cleanup: Dominique Mendez, Tony Mendez, Steve Shapiro, Doug Coughlan, Bill Gunther and "old" Sid Bail.

posted: 4/21/2012

bfj 's new 25 a study proposal

BFJ revealed their latest version for Rte. 25A in Wading River at a town board work session on 4/19. This latest version of the Wading River Corridor Study will be reviewed at our next civic meeting . See calendar section below.

posted: 4/20/2012

fate of wading river's old white oak tree to be reviewed- updated

" At the corner of the Wading River -Manorville Road and North Country Road(sometimes called Parker Road) stands a giant of a White Oak tree. While no knows exactly how old it is, it was there when Josiah Lupton built the house, about 1750, so we know it has stood at thelocation since the American Revolution The tree has been described in "Trees of Long Island," published by the LI Horticultural Society, in 1972. At that time it was the 9th largest White Oak on Long Island...." The Town of Riverhead has grown concerned about the deterioration of the giant White Oak and the risk it poses to the public. The issue will be discussed during the next town board work session on 4/12. UPDATE- The Riverhead Town Board reviewed the issue at their 4/12 work session and decided that the tree will be removed in the near future. It appears that public safety concerns and liability considerations were the dominant factors that influenced the town board members.

posted: 4/12/2012

thanks to the wading river fire department

The Wading River Civic Association extends our thanks to the Wading River Fire Department for their participation in fighting the recent brush fire. Once again our fire department and the other volunteer fire departments in Suffolk demonstrated their courage and expertise.

posted: 4/11/2012

april start for pond remediation

It has been reported that the Town of Brookhaven will begin the Duck Ponds Phase I Remediation Project on April 12. Phase I will focus on just the eastern pond.

posted: 3/23/2012

historical society needs crafters for duck pond day

The Wading River Historical Society is looking for crafters for their annual plant and crafts sale on May 20, 2012. Contact the Historical Society for an application. Call 929-4082 or email your request to wrhistsoc@optonline.net

posted: 3/18/2012

broadwater project officially ends

According to the New Haven Register, "The company (the Broadwater Project) that want to build the giant Broadwater liquified gas terminal in the center of the Long Island Sound has formally requested to withdraw its Federal Regulatory certificates. For most people, Broadwater died in April 2009, when the U.S. Department of Commerce upheld the state of New York's previous rejection of the permits for the project.... But Broadwater kept its hoped alive-and its permits intact-until now."

posted: 3/8/2012

embattled jamesport and aquebogue

Wading River is not the only community in the Town of Riverhead that is wrestling with the problem of potential overdevelopment. The South Jamesport Civic Association is opposing plans to build a mixed used commercial project on Route 25 opposite the Elbow Room called the Village at Jamesport. It would consist of17,00 square feet of retail, 17,000 square feet of office space and 8,000 square feet of bistros-restaurants. The civic objects to the scale and scope of the 42,00 square feet project. Both the South Jamesport and Aquebogue civic groups object to a proposal to build a 40,000 square feet YMCA at the intersection of Route 25 and County Road 105. The civic argue that a YMCA is desirable but that is the wrong location for a large project like that.

posted: 3/7/2012

three board members support business cr on central square

At the 3/1 Riverhead Town Board work session, Councilwoman Giglio, Councilman Gabrielsen and Councilman Dunleavy voted to reject BFJ's recommendation that the 18 acres(Central Square) next to the CVS should be rezoned to MRP (Multi-Family Professional Office). They favored developing the parcel as a retail project. Supervisor Walter and Council Wooten voted in favor of the MRP designation.

posted: 3/1/2012



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