Students who meet certain criteria can now apply to attend a New York state university or college tuition-free. The state began accepting applications Wednesday for the Excelsior Scholarship, a program Gov. Andrew Cuomo signed into law in April.
The Suffolk County Republican Committee named Ray Perini as its candidate for district attorney and State Senator Phil Boyle for sheriff at its nominating convention Monday night in Farmingville.
The Southold High School baseball team’s season came to a heartbreaking finish Saturday with a 2-1 loss to defending state champion North Salem as it came up on the short end of a pitching duel in a Southeast Region Class C final at St. Joseph’s College in Patchogue.
The Greenport Village Board held off last week on voting on a proposed contract with Hampton Jitney that would require the bus company to pay a $15,000 annual maintenance fee for the use of the parking lot south of the Long Island Rail Road station. Officials said the language in the proposed contract contradicted itself in spots. READ
A proposal to bond $800,000 for a variety of road and sidewalk projects was unanimously authorized by the Greenport Village Board on Thursday, but Mayor George Hubbard Jr. said the village reserves the right to modify the plan if needed. READ
The Suffolk County Democratic Committee renominated East End county legislators Al Krupski and Bridget Fleming Monday night, but held off on a decision on the high-profile positions of district attorney and sheriff.
The owners of the Arcade, Greenport Village’s iconic Front Street department store, are due in court this week to face a slew of charges that include renting illegal apartments above the store. READ
A vote on a bill to let the public vote on reducing the size of the Suffolk County Legislature from 18 members to 13 appears unlikely.
The Legislature’s ways and means committee voted last Thursday to have the proposal “tabled subject to call.”
It’s a tight squeeze for drivers on a portion of Main Street in Greenport Village, especially when there’s a car traveling in the opposite direction.
Village officials are looking to change that with a major road project they expect to authorize this week.