Articles by

Paul Squire and Cyndi Murray

08/18/14 10:00am
A prankster erected a smurf crossing sign after blue paint split on the roadway. (Credit: Cyndi Murrayphoto)

A prankster erected a smurf crossing sign after blue paint spilled on Route 48 in Cutchogue. (Credit: Cyndi Murray)

It wasn’t a Smurf attempting to cross Route 48 in Cutchogue after all.

Southold Town was forced to pay out more than $7,000 to three drivers who had their vehicles damaged after a bucket of blue paint spilled off a town highway department truck on July 1 and splattered onto the road in Cutchogue, records show. (more…)

07/31/14 10:00am

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With another police officer set to retire, the Southold Town Police Department will soon be down to just 43 members — its smallest squad in at least 10 years.

Although the department has been authorized by the Town Board to employ as many as 52 officers, no new hires have been made in the past two years while the town and the police union have struggled to hammer out a new contract for officers.  (more…)