2012 may have ended, but that doesn't mean some issues and stories from the year won't boil over into 2013. Here are some important story-lines to follow in the new year.
Rocky Point Drive-In Property
The ongoing sage of the property in Rocky Point continues, as developers for the owner of the vacant Drive-In/Driving Range on 25A are pushing a Target for the property and have been met with both support and opposition.
Rails to Trails
A Rails to Trails project has been discussed throughout the year and the project will be given a closer look in 2013 with many different options being discussed, including a smaller trail.
Shoreham Power Plant
Long Island Power Authority officials continue to negotiate with two possible power carriers to site a new power plant in Shoreham. Plans will develop in the new year.
Brookhaven Beach Parking Fees
Newly implemented beach parking fees were met with frustration by many residents, and that will continue in the upcoming beach season as officials have announced that the fees will not only stay, but will increase.
In one of the biggest feel-good local stories of the year, an online campaign raised enough money to help preserve the Tesla property in Shoreham and develop a museum in his honor.
Route 25A Safety
2012 was a bad year for accidents on Route 25A from Mt. Sinai to Shoreham, and all eyes will be safety on the road for the new year.
Tax Cap School Budget Effects
A big wrinkle in 2012 school budgets, the effects of the cap and other issues will be felt in 2013 budgets as well.