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.
U.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.
Finally, 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.
Water’s Edge has provided a healthy wholesome safe environment for generations. Our streets are quiet and safe
for children and cycling is a pleasure. Our beaches have clean clear water and vibrant marine life. Fishing and boating
are great here.
We are strategically located at the crossroads of the East End with easy access to the north and south forks of the island. And with the recent revitalization of Riverhead with the live theater and new shops and restaurants and the aquarium, it’s the perfect place to be.
Wine country on one fork and Sandy beaches on the other. As residents of Southampton we are entitled to beach permits at a nominal cost. You won’t find better value for your money. Oh and did I mention golf. Pick up a “green key” card and play with residential green’s fees at Indian Island Country Club.