Proposed changes to the Claudio’s restaurant complex at the foot of Main Street in Greenport will be the subject of a public hearing before the village Planning Board Thursday afternoon, Jan. 3.
The meeting starts at 4 p.m. at the Third Street firehouse. READ
The state’s Regional Economic Development Council has announced the awarding of 12 grants to projects in the North Fork and vicinity, ranging from a Maritime Trail and children’s museum in Riverside, to construction trades training in Eastern Suffolk BOCES, to regional aquifer protection through land acquisitions by Peconic Land Trust in Riverhead, Southold and Shelter Island towns. READ
The campaign for the November 2018 midterm elections started nearly two years ago, with a bunch of potential Democratic candidates and a group of protesters outside the office of incumbent Republican Congressman Lee Zeldin (R-Shirley). READ
Greenport Village Trustee Doug Roberts, whose four-year term on the board expires in March, has decided not to seek re-election.
Mr. Roberts posted the announcement Monday night on his “Trustee Doug Roberts” Facebook page, which he has used to report village news and take in community feedback. READ
A Plainview law firm whose principals also own Sparkling Pointe Winery and Vineyard in Southold has reached a settlement with the U.S. Attorney’s office in which it admits wrongdoing and will pay more than $6.1 million to resolve the government’s claims.
In March, officials including Geoffrey Berman, U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of New York, announced they had filed a lawsuit against Rosicki, Rosicki & Associates, a law firm specializing in foreclosures, and its wholly-owned affiliates, Enterprise Process Service and Paramount, a title search company. READ
The new operators of Claudio’s Restaurant say they want to make the business more “family friendly” by adding outdoor seating, recreation and green spaces.
Stephen Loffredo and Tora Matsuoka of Seasoned Hospitality in Manhattan proposed some of those changes at last Thursday’s Greenport Village Board meeting, where the application was on for a “pre-submission conference.” READ
Those problems have gotten a lot of attention from the Greenport Village Board in recent years.
But Flint Street resident Mike Osinski thinks Greenport’s biggest problem is the noise from Long Island Rail Road trains idling at the Greenport station. READ
Greenport Village has hired an engineering firm to examine why the village sewage treatment plant discharged partially treated sewage into Long Island Sound on two occasions in November. READ
The Greenport Village Board voted to hire a Mattituck-based architectural firm Monday to act as a site plan reviewer for the village Planning Board. READ
Property owners in Calverton, Baiting Hollow, Flanders and Greenport were among the victims of an illegal dumping ring that advertised “free screened clean fill” in places like Craigslist. But ultimately the victims were left with solid waste that often contained toxic and acutely hazardous materials like arsenic, lead and mercury. READ