10/19/18 5:55am

Emily Anne McDonald, MD earned a medical degree from SUNY/Downstate College of Medicine three years ago. Before she could complete her first year of residency, however, she decided to quit.

That may sound crazy to some, but to her, it made complete sense.

Instead, Ms. McDonald plans to open Chrysalis Holistic Healing in Cutchogue next week, a space focused on connecting the physical aspects of the body with the mind, heart and spirit. READ

10/18/18 5:59am

This year, for the first time, sisters Nancy Chandler of Southold and Judy Cronin of Shirley wore purple ribbons during Sunday’s Walk to End Alzheimer’s in Yaphank. The ribbons indicated that they’d lost someone to the disease. Having watched their mother deteriorate over five long years, they were inspired to try and make a difference. 

And make a difference they did, raising a total of $14,000 for research toward finding a cure for the relentless memory-loss disease. READ

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10/17/18 6:00am

One resident who spoke at a public hearing Monday night questioned the size of the proposed Jakubiuk Farm & Nursery agricultural building in Southold.

The one-story, 12,000-square-foot building for agricultural storage on Youngs Avenue is proposed on 22 1/2 acres of farmland with development rights held by Southold Town. The proposal was the subject of a public hearing before the Southold Planning Board.

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10/10/18 5:00am

Southold Town fire districts will hold public hearings Tuesday, Oct. 16, for their 2019 proposed budgets. 

Fire districts are the taxed entities that fund local fire departments. They are run mostly by volunteers but receive tax money to maintain facilities, purchase equipment and pay certain employees.

Following are the budget proposals for each district, and the hearing times and locations. READ

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10/08/18 6:00am

The Southold Transfer Station, where residents dump trash and recyclables, clearly states ‘No Plastic Bags.’ However, that is one of the most common contaminants in the recycling stream.

When Southold Town switched to single-stream recycling in 2014, the benefits outlined were multi-fold: A projected increase of 20 percent in recycling, decreased costs on the overall cost of garbage disposal and added convenience for residents.

Four years later, while recycling has increased, according to solid waste coordinator Jim Bunchuck, unintended consequences and changes in the global market may force Southold Town to reconsider how it approaches recycling. READ

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10/03/18 6:00am

Southold Town passed a $290,000 bond for the increase and improvement of facilities of the Fishers Island Ferry District last Tuesday night.

The bond will cover replacement engines on the MV Munnatawket estimated to cost a maximum of $150,000. The Silver Eel Channel will also be dredged for a maximum cost of $140,000. READ

10/01/18 6:00am

The Paul Drum 5th annual Pirate & Mermaid Breakfast brought in more than $4,000 Sunday, Sept. 23 at Front Street Station, the highest amount to date, according to Sharon Sailor.

Ms. Sailor — Mr. Drum’s mother and the owner of Front Street Station — is the president of Paul Drum Life Experience Project, a non-profit that holds free summer programs for children ages seven through 12 in Greenport. The money raised during the breakfast will fund 2019 programs.

Mr. Drum, who has Down syndrome, said he is honored to host the fundraising event for the community at which he also receives an honorary government title each year.  READ