Developer Sought For Land Near Ronkonkoma LIRR Station

Oct 24, 2017
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Suffolk County and Islip Town officials have issued want to develop 40 acres of vacant land and parking lots south of the Ronkonkoma train station.

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A public hearing was held Wednesday to help determine the fate of what was once the site of the world’s largest hospital. The Suffolk County Planning Commission heard testimony on the proposed Heartland Town Square Development at the former Pilgrim Psychiatric Center in Brentwood, Long Island.

Controversy in Rowayton, Conn. divides community

Jul 14, 2014
Kaomi Goetz

A private property in coastal Rowayton, Connecticut is stirring up controversy. A land trust wants to preserve the half-acre site as a bird sanctuary and protect the surrounding tidal estuary. But others aren’t happy with the details. 

Kaomi Goetz

The fate of a historic post office in downtown Stamford, Connecticut is still unclear – two years after it was closed. The nearly 100-year old building is one of dozens of historic post offices around the country being sold or scheduled to close in recent years. A developer plans to build a high-rise luxury apartment complex on the property but an arts group is fighting it. 

Save the Post Office - a website that chronicles the sales and closures of post offices nationwide. 

Norwalk, Conn. debates building in a floodplain

Jul 15, 2013
Kaomi Goetz

The frequency of severe storms is putting new scrutiny on whether to build in coastal, flood-prone areas. That question faces not just private builders, but public officials like the city leaders in Norwalk, Connecticut, a city on Long Island sound. They're hoping to upgrade an old public housing project, using federal dollars.