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…)

04/28/15 9:58am
aw enforcement officials outside the Cutchogue 7-Eleven during an immigration sweep in June 2013. (Credit: Cyndi Murray, file)

Law enforcement officials outside the Cutchogue 7-Eleven during an immigration sweep in June 2013. (Credit: Cyndi Murray, file)

The former owner of 7-Eleven stores in Cutchogue and Greenport will serve 87 months in a federal prison for harboring illegal aliens and stealing their wages, according to the U.S. Attorney General’s office.

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04/28/15 9:00am
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Brady Wilkins in September 2014, after it was announced he’d be taking over as the face of the Peconic Baykeeper nonprofit advocacy group.

The search for the next Peconic Baykeeper is once again on.

Seven months after he signed on as the public face of the nonprofit water protection advocacy group, Brady Wilkins resigned from the Baykeeper position last Monday, said Brendan McCurdy, the organization’s chairman.

Mr. McCurdy said the split was amicable and that Mr. Wilkins plans to return to his teaching career.  (more…)

04/24/15 12:00pm
A utility pole in Mattituck. PSEG will move forward on a project to install new utility poles. (Credit: Barbaraellen Koch)

A utility pole in Mattituck. PSEG will move forward on a project to install new utility poles. (Credit: Barbaraellen Koch)

Southold Town is requesting PSEG Long Island move forward with its plan to install new utility poles treated with a preservative called pentachlorophenol, or “penta,” which has been linked to cancer and groundwater contamination.  (more…)

04/23/15 3:39pm
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Proving public opinion is still a force to reckoned with when it comes to policymaking, a plan to redirect 3,000 heavy freight trucks per year from Interstate 95 in Connecticut to the North Fork via the Cross Sound Ferry has been dropped fewer than six weeks after Orient residents noticed it and protested the plan.

During a March 14 meeting of the Orient Association, dozens of residents met to publicly decry the plan, known as the Cross Sound Enhancement Project. It was contained in a section of the New York Metropolitan Transportation Council’s Regional Freight Plan.

The Orient community’s vocal opposition continued at an April 22 NYMTC public hearing on the matter. (more…)