02/27/15 12:00pm
02/27/2015 12:00 PM
Peconic Recycling workers sort through garbage as it comes down the conveyor belt Monday morning. (Credit: Barbaraellen Koch)

Peconic Recycling workers sort through garbage as it comes down the conveyor belt Monday morning. (Credit: Barbaraellen Koch)

After nearly eight years and $8 million, the Peconic Recycling and Transfer Station in Cutchogue is now open and capable of sorting and processing hundreds of tons of commercial construction and demolition waste, said owners Jon DiVello and Stanley Lomangino, who also own Mattituck Environmental Services (formerly Mattituck Sanitation).  (more…)

02/26/15 9:48am
02/26/2015 9:48 AM
Nicole, Elijah and Jared Jeonette of From Scratch Farm outside the barn they hope to lease at Peconic Land Trust's Agricultural Center at Charnews Farm. (Credit: Vera Chinese)

Nicole, Elijah and Jared Jeanotte of From Scratch Farm outside the barn they hope to lease at Peconic Land Trust’s Agricultural Center at Charnews Farm. (Credit: Vera Chinese)

Jared Jeanotte drives up an icy driveway in Southold, parks his family’s red Dodge station wagon in the snow and pops open the trunk. He goes around back, reaches in and removes a cardboard box containing three hens who have huddled together to keep warm during the ride.

“We brought some chickens,” he says, cradling one of the birds.

Mr. Jeanotte and his wife, Nicole, both 29, and their 11-month-old son, Elijah, exit the car and pose for a photo outside a barn at Peconic Land Trust Agricultural Center at Charnews Farms. It’s here that the family soon hopes to make a living with their organic poultry operation, From Scratch Farm, on land leased through the land trust’s “Farms for the Future” initiative.

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02/23/15 6:01pm
02/23/2015 6:01 PM
An artist's rendering of the proposed Olde Colonial Place commercial building on Pike Street in Mattituck. (Credit: courtesy)

An artist’s rendering of the proposed Olde Colonial Place commercial building on Pike Street in Mattituck. (Credit: Courtesy photo)

Months after beginning work on a commercial retail project on Pike Street in Mattituck, a Southampton developer now has plans to knock down a two-story home next door and replace it with a 5,600-square foot commercial building for five new businesses.

Developer Ed Broidy submitted his plan to the Southold Town Planning Board at Monday afternoon’s work session meeting and said the proposed five retail units in the development — called Olde Colonial Place — could be filled with dentist offices, take-out restaurants and art studios, among other possible uses.

The proposed building is slated for a half-acre property next to Mr. Broidy’s other commercial project located across the street from the Mattituck Park District parking lot.

This two-story building would be torn down to make way for the new building. (Credit: Michael White)

This two-story building would be torn down to make way for the new building. (Credit: Michael White)

Some residents opposed that plan when it was first proposed in 2011, according to a previous Suffolk Times report. A set of second-story apartments were scrapped from the project and it was allowed to move forward.

Mr. Broidy’s newest proposal next door includes 21 parking spaces.

Southold Town planner Brian Cummings said the plan falls short of the 38 spaces required for the types of businesses proposed.

After Mr. Broidy said he’s seeking to use municipal lots and street parking to fulfill the extra parking spot requirements, Mr. Cummings said there is “little to no” street parking in that area of Pike Street.

Mr. Broidy then said he believes the parking lot by the train station is adequate and described a waiver of the town’s parking requirement as the “most important thing” for the success of the proposal.

Planning Board chairman Donald Wilcenski said the board would only consider the waiver once the site plan was farther along in the process.

The plan was declared incomplete Monday afternoon because the map Mr. Broidy submitted didn’t have markings for buildings near the project.

If the map is resubmitted, the proposal could potentially be ready for discussion at the board’s next regular meeting on March 9.

psquire@timesreview.com

02/20/15 12:00pm
02/20/2015 12:00 PM
The building at 1491 Main Road used to house a North Fork Bank branch.  (Credit: Michael White)

The building at 1491 Main Road used to house a North Fork Bank branch. (Credit: Michael White)

Citing ever-ongoing efforts to operate “as efficiently as possible while continuing to provide quality service and products,” a Capital One Bank spokeswoman confirmed this week the company will be closing down its Jamesport branch.

It’s one of five branches and one drive-up bank closing in Suffolk County, said the spokeswoman, Julie Rakes.

They will be closing April 24 and April 25, she said.
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02/18/15 1:04pm
02/18/2015 1:04 PM
Stirling Square in Greenport. (Credit: Katharine Schroeder, file)

Stirling Square in Greenport. (Credit: Katharine Schroeder, file)

Greenport’s Stirling Square, mostly vacant since chef Keith Luce’s multi-venture complex closed shop in 2013, will be fully occupied with tenants come spring, according to the property owner and new tenants.

Find out more about what’s coming up at northforker.com.