A peek inside this week’s issue of The Suffolk Times

04/21/2011 1:12 PM |

KATHARINE SCHROEDER PHOTO | Five-year-old Erik McKenna of Cutchogue meets the Easter Bunny at the Southold recreation center in Peconic on Saturday in this week's cover photo.


Five districts, just one race

Mattituck-Cutchogue will be the only North Fork school district with a race for a school board seat in next month’s elections. All candidates in the region’s other four districts are running unopposed. Check out our complete list of school board candidates.

Page 1, posted online 4/20

Protectors of the environment

Restoration ecologist Chris Pickerell and Suffolk County Legislator Ed Romaine have been named the recipients of two annual environmental awards given by the North Fork Environmental Council.

Page 2, posted online 4/15

Cops get help to crack art case

A mystery North Fork art dealer played a critical role in breaking the case of the theft of more than $500,000 in artwork and other valuables from unoccupied East End homes during the winter.

Page 3, posted online 4/15

Fight’s on to save Sound Avenue

All may appear quiet to drivers who sojourn down the bucolic stretch of Sound Avenue from Mattituck to Wading River, but as development along nearby Route 58 in Riverhead approaches maximum build-out, developers are now eyeing that country road.

Page 4, posted online 4/20

Senior condos get a hearing

After more than four years in the pipeline, plans for a luxurious senior condominium community on Route 25 in Southold will be presented to the public for comment on May 9.

Page 6, posted online 4/21

Mitchell Park a ‘no’ for farmers market

The Village Board appears poised to turn down two requests for use of Mitchell Park — one for a Saturday morning farmers market and the other from Sts. Anargyroi and Taxiarhis Greek Orthodox Church for a festival on July 16 and 17. A vote is expected Monday night.

Page 18, posted online 4/21

Nyce says a tax hike is needed

Greenport taxpayers, who have been led to believe there will be no tax hike in the fiscal year beginning May 1, could see a 2.5 percent increase in the rate if Mayor David Nyce gets his way. The mayor disclosed in a phone interview Tuesday that he intended to ask the Village Board to agree to the increase to help pay down $3 million to $4 million of Mitchell Park debt.

Page 20, posted online 4/20

No-discharge zone proposed in Sound

The entire Long Island Sound, from the East River to Fishers Island, could soon join the Peconic Bay estuary as a federally designated no-discharge zone (NDZ), where it’s illegal for vessels of all sizes to dump sewage, treated or untreated, into the water.

Page 24, posted online 4/14


Editorial: Now the real work begins

A no-discharge zone in the Long Island Sound is a step in the right direction, but there’s plenty more to be done to keep the waterway clean.

Editorial: One quiet election

With few residents showing an interest in running for school board, we should show some gratitude toward the few residents who take the time to serve the community in this capacity.

Column: A classmate, but I won’t vote for him

Troy Gustavson may have graduated from Penn the same year as Donald Trump, but the Don can’t count on the Observer’s vote if he follows through with his plan to run for president.

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Baseball: Ascher (4-0), Tuckers (8-0) both remain unbeaten

Tennis: Huey has no complaints about team’s first eight matches

Lacrosse: Bellport goalie denies Tuckers first win

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