State Grants Fund Peconic Bridge, Wine Tourism, Dock Improvements, More

New York State has awarded $83 million in economic development grants to Long Island, including more than $5 million on the South Fork and the Riverhead area.

Among the awards are $85,875 for a pedestrian bridge across the Peconic River connecting Riverside and Riverhead, $285,000 for East End tourism in the off season, $162,000 for Long Island Winterfest marketing and coordination and $99,408 for Winterfest expansion

“These economic development grants represent a major commitment by the State of New York to take the lead in creating jobs and improving the economy,” state Assemblyman Fred W. Thiele Jr. says. “I am pleased that Long Island was chosen for such substantial funding and that the businesses and communities in my District will benefit.”

Southampton Town Supervisor Anna Throne-Holst adds, “The funding awards will allow the Town of Southampton to advance two exciting and potentially transformative projects in the hamlets of Hampton Bays and Riverside that aim to revitalize the area downtowns—strengthening the local economy.”

Here is the full list:

Peconic River Pedestrian Bridge- Riverside to Riverhead, $85,875

Addiction Research/Education Center- Calverton Enterprise Park, $1,000,000

Metal Fabrication/Software Training- Westhampton Beach, $89,775

Machinery & Equipment facility at Gabreski Industrial Park,  $1,143,500

Long Island Wine Council, Access East End- Off-season Tourism, $285,000

East End Arts Humanities Council, Long Island Winterfest- Marketing & Coordination, $162,000

East End Arts Humanities Council, Winterfest Expansion Project, $99,408

Comm. Fishing Dock Improvements – Star Island & W. Lake Drive, $253,641

Planning for Good Ground Park- Hampton Bays, $128,519

EPCAL Sewer Treatment Plant Upgrade- Tertiary, $1,340,000

CorJ Seafood, Hampton Bays , Ice Production Facility, $94,600

L & G Fisheries, Montauk, Twin Trawl Technology, $105,000

Stony Brook University  Business Incubator Program, $125,000

Byrd Hoffman Watermill Foundation, Arts Program Development, $100,000

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