05/08/15 10:00am
Two deer grazing behind a Cutchogue. (Credit: Katharine Schroeder, file)

Two deer grazing behind a Cutchogue home. (Credit: Katharine Schroeder, file)

A decades-old law in Southold Town could soon be eliminated to ease the process for residents to obtain deer hunting permits following a recommendation from the state Department of Environmental Conservation.

The proposed legislation before the Southold Town Board would eliminate a 1960s law that requires hunters to receive a special permit from the town clerk’s office in addition to a state-issued hunting permit.

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05/07/15 11:00am
B.A.R. Truck co-owner Keith Kraus and his traveling bar. (Credit: Barbaraellen Koch)

B.A.R. Truck co-owner Keith Kraus and his traveling bar. (Credit: Barbaraellen Koch)

Keith Kraus and Matt Michel know how to bring the party.

Since 2009, Michel has been hitting the road to serve up gourmet pizzas at parties and festivals aboard the North Fork’s favorite mobile pizza company, Rolling in Dough’s retrofitted 1943 K-6 International Harvester.

On the beverage side of things, Kraus has been bringing his traveling beer truck Hook and Lager, a historic 1957 Seagrave Quint with 10 taps, to serve up brews at regional festivals since last year.

Now, the two friends and former roommates have teamed up for their first joint business venture to bring you B.A.R. Truck.

That’s right, a cocktail party on wheels.

Read all about it on northforker.com.

05/06/15 8:00am
Southold highway department crews patching potholes on Main Street in Greenport in February 2014, when there wasn't as much work to do. (Credit: Cyndi Murray, file)

Southold highway department crews patching potholes on Main Street in Greenport in February 2014, when there wasn’t as much work to do. (Credit: Cyndi Murray, file)

Elected leaders from across Suffolk are demanding more state funding to help repair roads severely damaged during a cold and snowy winter.

The East End Supervisors and Mayor Association — which includes the supervisors of Southold, Riverhead and Shelter Island and the mayor of Greenport — has penned a letter to Governor Andrew Cuomo requesting a one-time jump in CHIPS funding, which is federal money that is distributed by the state Department of Transportation to local government for maintenance of local roads and bridges. (more…)

05/05/15 3:09pm
The Mattituck Park District says it must either sell this parking lot off Pike Street or develop it as parkland. (Credit: Barbaraellen Koch)

The park district says it must either sell this parking lot off Pike Street or develop it as parkland. (Credit: Barbaraellen Koch)

Southold Town has set aside $250,000 to purchase the Pike Street parking lot from the Mattituck Park District, Supervisor Scott Russell said Tuesday.

The purchase would have to go to voters to approve through a referendum.

The park district has been hoping the town would purchase the parking lot since November, when the district discovered it shouldn’t be keeping the lot, citing a post World War II-era provision in its bylaws.

The 1948 referendum states that in order for the district to maintain ownership of the lot, it would need to develop a park around it. But that hasn’t happened in the nearly 70 years the district has owned the property and no plan is in place to do so in the future. (more…)

05/02/15 6:00pm
Mattituck-Cutchogue Little League players take the field at Laurel Park Saturday. (Credit: Cyndi Murray photos)

Mattituck-Cutchogue Little League players take the field at Laurel Park Saturday. (Credit: Cyndi Murray)

Mattituck-Cutchogue Little League held its third annual opening day parade on Saturday. More than 120 players, ages 4 to 13 years old, along with their families came out to kick off the season at Laurel Park. (more…)

05/02/15 8:00am
Trainer Gina Lepine  and Maddalena Mineo, 17, places treats on the agility plank to encourage Coco, 2 1/2, to walk down the incline Thursday afternoon. (Credit: Barbaraellen Koch)

Trainer Gina Lepine and Maddalena Mineo, 17, places treats on the agility plank to encourage Coco, 2 1/2, to walk down the incline Thursday afternoon. (Credit: Barbaraellen Koch)

With a skip and a jump, two-year-old shelter dog Coco followed the trail of treats lined on a new agility plank at the Southold Town Animal Shelter with laser focus Thursday afternoon.

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04/30/15 12:00pm
The 18th century L'Hommedieu Barn is no longer wanted by the Southold Historical Society. (Credit: Cyndi Murray)

The Southold Historical Society no longer wants to keep the L’Hommedieu Barn which now sits on the corner of Main Road and Maple Lane. (Credit: Cyndi Murray)

The Southold Historical Society is looking to get rid of a century’s old barn nearly 15 years after investing more than $50,000 in the structure’s restoration. (more…)