Construction on the long-awaited Rails to Trails project at the former Long Island Rail Road track path between Port Jefferson and Wading River could be completed by 2020, a Suffolk County official announced during a public meeting Wednesday in Shoreham to discuss the proposal.
Organizations across the North Fork and Riverhead dedicated to helping the poorest and neediest may lose federal funding due to cuts proposed in the 2018 federal budget “blueprint” submitted by President Donald Trump.
Greenport Mayor George Hubbard Jr. has announced that a miniature railroad is planned to once again operate in the village.
During Thursday night’s Village Board work session, Mr. Hubbard said a fundraising effort could soon be in the works to build a new miniature railroad near Moore’s Lane and will consist of an eight-foot wide path through the woods.
To say Chris North maintains a busy schedule would be an understatement.
The 22-year-old Greenport resident is a member of Southold’s Anti-Bias Task Force and recently joined the town’s Democratic committee. He also attends Suffolk County Community College, where he was elected in June to serve as student trustee, a position held by just one person in the county each year.
Longtime Orient resident and former Major League 20-game winner William Hands Jr. died Thursday in Florida. READ
Bishop John Barres made his first appearance on the North Fork this week, stopping at local Catholic schools and churches to introduce himself as the new leader of the Diocese of Rockville Centre.
Southold Town Supervisor Scott Russell said Thursday he will propose legislation this year to encourage affordable housing development by allowing apartments in commercial properties.
During his annual “State of the Town” at Town Hall, Mr. Russell said he’s proposing to change town code to allow apartments as a primary use in commercial zones. Currently, apartments are only allowed as accessory uses above stores.
Representatives of the Sterlington Commons shopping center and the Burton Potter American Legion Post on Third Street raised concerns at a Greenport Planning Board work session last Thursday that patrons of a hotel and restaurant proposed for the corner of Third and Front Streets would use up their parking.
A proposed revision of the Greenport Village rental code received mixed reaction during a public hearing last Thursday, and Village Board members kept the hearing open for additional comments at the next meeting, March 16.
The former Hedges bed and breakfast on Route 25 in Southold would be converted into a hotel and restaurant under a proposal currently before the Southold Town Planning Board. READ