Southold Town Supervisor Scott Russell is calling for a 7.63 percent tax levy increase in his tentative 2017 budget, which was released Friday. The estimated tax increase marks the first time the supervisor has proposed piercing the state’s tax levy cap since the law went into effect in 2012. READ
Despite reports of people in clown costumes spooking residents, the Suffolk County police chief said Friday those sightings haven’t been confirmed and described the situation as a social media prank.
In the margins of hundreds of pages filed in binders, Greenport native Bill Hulse took copious notes and tucked them away in boxes of old family photos, newspaper clippings and cemetery maps. READ
A 65-year-old Greenport bicyclist who was hospitalized after she was hit by a police vehicle has filed a notice of claim against Southold Town, its police department and the officer involved in the crash. READ
An appointment by the Greenport Village Board to fill a vacant space on the Zoning Board of Appeals was delayed Thursday evening after another Greenport resident stepped forward hours before to announce his interest in the position. READ
As yet another Greenport resident demanded to know why the latest proposal to run an electrical cable from the North Fork to Shelter Island would succeed where the last attempt by the Long Island Power Authority had failed, Christopher Hahn, the director of external affairs for PSEG-Long Island, began to speak louder. READ
When Charles Reichert read a Suffolk Times story about the Southold Town Police Department’s ongoing radio issues, he went to Police Chief Martin Flatley to find out how he could help.
Greenport residents concerned about a proposal by PSEG to extend an underground cable between a Greenport residential street and Shelter Island took their protests to the Greenport Village Board on Thursday. READ
In addition to its agriculture, its bayside beaches and its vineyards, there’s something else that makes the North Fork unique: its shallow supply of fresh water, floating in “bubbles” underground, just above a layer of seawater.
When it comes to water conservation, it’s time to start thinking about ways to save.
That was the message out of a public forum at Southold Town Hall Tuesday night, where representatives from the Suffolk County Water Authority, Legislator Al Krupski, and members of the Town Board all spoke about the importance of keeping the North Fork’s freshwater supplies safe.