Jared Behr, curled into a ball on a bean-bag chair, rarely unclenches his hands on his own. The 12-year-old boy’s cerebral palsy makes him tense up, his grandmother June Behr, explained.
But now Jared — the son of Hiedi Behr, a Riverhead EMT who was killed in an ambulance crash 11 years ago — has a friend to help. When Jared pets his assistance dog Zuko, Ms. Behr said, he can finally feel at peace. READ
Before Thursday night’s public hearing on new regulations for short-term rentals in Greenport Village, Mayor George Hubbard said the specifics of the legislation would be changed. What he and the Village Board really wanted to hear, he said, was what residents thought should be part of a “true rental law” for the village. READ
Southold Town Supervisor Scott Russell said the town will be forced to pierce the state tax cap next year for the first time since the legislation was implemented in 2012, stating the 0.68 percent increase set by the state for 2017 is too low to cover basic costs. READ
At Tuesday’s Southold Town Board work session, Councilman Robert Ghosio said it’s time for residents to start thinking about conserving water.
Southold Town is investigating possible legal action against the Federal Aviation Administration over the agency’s decision to extend a North Fork helicopter and aircraft route four more years without waiting for public comment from the Town. READ
Jerry Tuthill, a co-owner of Claudio’s restaurant, the waterfront’s popular clam bar and Crabby Jerry’s in Greenport, died Saturday night, family members confirmed. He was 69.
Sections of Sound Avenue will be closed Monday as Riverhead Town highway crews pave parts of the road, according to Highway Superintendent George “Gio” Woodson.
A kitchen fire that broke out Saturday afternoon temporarily closed the Southold Italian restaurant Caci North Fork. READ
Congressman Lee Zeldin (R-Shirley) has a seemingly simple fix for getting rid of helicopter and airplane noise on the North Fork: send the aircraft south. READ
Patricia “Pat” Kiernan, who for more than a decade helped to raise millions of dollars for Eastern Long Island Hospital as a leader of fundraising and outreach efforts, died Tuesday after a long battle with cancer, family members said.
She was 63. READ