The Greenport Village Board has scheduled a public hearing on a revision to its residential rental permit law. The change would scale back some of the requirements in the original 2013 legislation and require every residential rental property — including short-term rentals — to have a rental permit. READ
Faced with a larger than desired compost pile at the Southold Town compost facility on Cox Lane, the Town Board cut the price it charges to commercial users — such as landscapers and farmers — to buy screened compost from the town.
Look for some changes in Southold Town’s website next month.
Denis Noncarrow, the town’s government liaison officer, and Lloyd Reisenberg, its network and systems administrator, outlined the changes for the Town Board using a test site on Tuesday morning. READ
Officials from East End towns and villages are being asked to contribute money toward a comprehensive socio-economic study of the East End fishery. READ
About 60 East End residents demonstrated Tuesday outside Congressman Lee Zeldin’s office in Riverhead, urging their representative to listen to their concerns as the House of Representatives prepared to meet that day for the first time in 2017.
The Greenport Village Board held off on voting to increase the salaries of the mayor and four trustees Thursday night, although the majority of board members said they support a raise for the mayor, but not for themselves. READ
Four years ago, Frank Field decided to stop running the Peconic County Miniature Rail Road on tracks he had built adjacent to his Greenport home. Before that, the retired railroad employee had offered train rides for nearly three decades, much to the delight of children of all ages.
Now, there’s a chance Greenport will once again have its own miniature railroad. READ
Greenport Village’s decision to hire a new parking and traffic code enforcement officer last summer is paying off, according to officials.
The village has issued 583 parking violations since June 17, which brought in $52,165 in fines through November. Figures for December are not yet available.
The former Greenport United Methodist Church could be converted into as many as four residential lots under a proposal being reviewed by Greenport Village.
The property, which totals 0.77 acres and stretches from Main to First streets, includes the church building and parsonage.
The former manager of 7-Eleven stores in Cutchogue and Greenport will serve four years in a federal prison for harboring illegal aliens and stealing their wages, according to the U.S. Attorney General’s office.