Proposal Creating New Zip Code for Flanders, Riverside and Northampton advances to house floor

Our Congressmmailboxan Lee Zeldin recently  announced that the Postal Service Reform Act of 2016,  that was introduced last month in the House, which included a section that would mandate the hamlets of Flanders, Riverside, and Northampton be assigned a new, unique zip code, has passed out of the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform. It is now eligible for a floor vote by the full House of Representatives. Mr. Zeldin said he will work “to ensure that this bill is passed before the end of the year.”

Community Yard Sale

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In conjunction with the Craft Fair & Flea
Market at the Big Duck Ranch, Water’s Edge  and Bay View Pines Civic Associations are
having a Community Yard Sale on Saturday, May 21 at 10am.

If you want to have a yard sale at your home that weekend, we ask that you donate $10.00 to the civic association. Your $10.00 donation gets you a sign with an arrow installed on your street. If you don’t have enough stuff for your own yard sale and want to donate anything for us to sell, please drop off any donation to
111 Sylvan Avenue. All proceeds will be split between Water’s Edge and Bay View Pines Civic
Associations. Any left over items will be donated to the Salvation Army. For more information or to participate, please call Ron Fisher at 631-566-2204.

Spring Clean-up. BAGS ONLY. Regardless of age

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Superintendent of Highways Alex Gregor announces the Southampton Town 2016 Spring Cleanup will begin on
Monday, April 18, 2016.

ALL RESIDENTS, REGARDLESS OF AGE,
MUST USE BIODEGRADABLE BAGS.
NO MIXED OR LOOSE LEAF PILES.

Winter kill branches (less than 3″ in diameter} will also be picked up. Place them at the curb in a separate pile next to your bagged leaves.

SHRED-IT DAY NOVEMBER 7th AT RED CREEK PARK

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On November 7th Southampton is offering paper shredding services for residents to have their confidential documents destroyed on site at no cost. Residents can bring up to 4 file-sized boxes of confidential personal papers for shredding. Papers from businesses, institutions or commercial enterprises will be rejected as will any junk mail and newspapers.

Meet the Candidates

Town elections are on Tuesday, November 3.  You can meet all the candidates at the FRNCA meeting on October 13 at the Crohan Center.  The candidates are as follows:  Supervisor: Richard Yastrzemski and Jay Schneiderman.  Town Council: Christine Scalera, Damon Hagan, Julie Lofstad, and John Bouvier.  County Legislator: Amos Goodman and Bridget Fleming.  Town Justice: Gary Weber and Adam Grossman.  Town Trustees: Scott Horowitz, Ray Overton, Ed Warner, Don Law, Bruce Stafford, Bill Pell, Eric Shultz, and Tim Corwin.

Meet the Trustees

The Trustees are our guardians of the bays, creeks, and inlets. They defend our rights to use our waterways. Meet the Trustees, both incumbent and candidates on Friday, September 18 at our meeting. They will introduce themselves and their qualifications. Edward Warner, Scott Horowitz, Ray Overton, Don Law, Bruce Stafford, Bill Pell, Eric Schultz and Tim Corwin will attend.

New zip codes

Local officials have renewed a 10 year battle to liberate the hamlets of Flanders, Riverside and Northampton from the primary 11901 zip code used by Riverhead.
mailboxU.S. Representative Lee Zeldin has made a formal request to U.S. Postmaster General Megan J. Brennan asking that three new zip codes (11902, 11903 and 11904) be given to the hamlets to eliminate confusion. This is especially problematic for emergency responders who often mistakenly respond to the wrong municipality. Some Global Positioning Systems do not properly recognize addresses in the tri-hamlet area where there are 18 identical street names and at least 32 more streets that have similar names.

The postal service has 60 days to respond. Lets see what happens.

New traffic lights

trafficFinally, after many years of debate we’ll be getting not one but 2 new traffic lights on route 24. The first being at the Royal Avenue intersection and the second in front of the new 7 Eleven. Reportedly, lights will be in place sometime in 2016.