The Greenport man who allegedly slashed a man and woman with a machete inside a Second Street home earlier this month admitted to attacking the victims in a drunken rage after he found his girlfriend naked with another man, according to sworn witness testimony, police reports and a confession to police obtained by The Suffolk Times. READ
When imposters first took hold of Greenport resident Michael Edelson’s name, he and his wife, Ingrid, were completely unaware of the drama that began playing out in comments sections on the internet. READ
More than 50 years after it was first built, the Southold Town Police Department’s headquarters on Main Road in Peconic is now too small and too antiquated to suit the department’s needs, according to the town’s police chief. READ
Fifteen years ago, Denis Byrne’s friend Michael Cosel came to him with an idea: Why not turn the former Long Island Rail Road track path from Wading River to Port Jefferson into a set of biking and hiking trails? READ
Land preservation in Suffolk County started long before 1998, when voters in the five East End towns authorized a 2 percent real estate transfer tax to support a Community Preservation Fund.
Southold Town will need to find a new way to pay for upgrades to its justice court, engineer Michael Collins said this week, because savings from potential energy efficiencies to the town won’t cut it. READ
Think you’ll need to see a doctor while you’re on Fishers Island? Get ready for a long trip.
The island off the Connecticut coast — which is part of New York State and Southold Town — can’t actually be accessed from Long Island. Instead, residents must take a ferry from Fishers Island to New London, Conn., and then catch the Cross Sound Ferry to Orient Point. READ
The Southold Board of Trustees has blocked ambitious plans to expand a small structure next to Kenney’s Beach in Southold from a roughly 900-square-foot bungalow to a two-story, 1,900-square-foot house. READ
A Peconic home under renovation was completely destroyed by fire after an apparent lighting strike Wednesday afternoon during a quick-moving storm, according to witnesses. READ
The National Weather Service has warned that wind gusts of more than 40 mph and half-inch hail could pound the North Fork Wednesday afternoon as a strong thunderstorm sweeps across the area.
And a tornado watch has been issued until 4:45 p.m. with forecasters spotting rotation within the thunderstorm.