10/12/18 6:00am

Fifty-seven elementary and high school students stand in messy lines, each tightly gripping an instrument or flag. The Guatemalan heat beats down on their blue and white uniforms, and a group of judges stares at the students. The students’ eyes are glued on German Rossberth Divas, their music teacher of four years, waiting for his signal.

“Uno, dos, tres —” READ

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10/11/18 6:00am
10/11/2018 6:00 AM

As Vineyard View, a proposed 50-unit affordable housing development in Greenport, moves through the planning stages, the Southold Housing Advisory Commission says there has been a spike in applicants to their affordable housing registry.

“I’ve been fielding a lot of phone calls and each day quite a few forms come in on the registry,” said government liaison Denis Noncarrow at Tuesday’s Town Board work session. “It’s a very good thing. We’re seeing what’s out there with rentals skyrocketing and the availability not there.” READ

10/11/18 6:00am

During her lunch breaks at Eastern Long Island Hospital in Greenport, Yolanda Miranda would sit in the lobby and study. There were questions about the Constitution, Congress and U.S. history dating back to the Colonial period.

Here she was, 61 years old, nearing retirement from her housekeeping job, and cramming American history like a high school student preparing for the upcoming Regents. READ

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10/10/18 5:57am
10/10/2018 5:57 AM

At a work session Tuesday, Southold Town Supervisor Scott Russell unveiled a tentative budget for 2019 of $47.3 million.

The proposed spending plan calls for a 3.7 percent increase in spending and a 2.3 percent tax increase. For homeowners with an average assessment of $6,000, that means an increase of $45 per year, the supervisor said. READ

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10/10/18 5:00am

Southold Town fire districts will hold public hearings Tuesday, Oct. 16, for their 2019 proposed budgets. 

Fire districts are the taxed entities that fund local fire departments. They are run mostly by volunteers but receive tax money to maintain facilities, purchase equipment and pay certain employees.

Following are the budget proposals for each district, and the hearing times and locations. READ

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10/09/18 10:04pm
10/09/2018 10:04 PM

Midway through the opening half, Mattituck High School boys soccer coach Will Hayes looked down at the grass on the field.

“Gee, a penny,” he said, pocketing it.

Up until then Hayes did not need much luck — his team had rolled to a three-goal advantage over Greenport — but perhaps he could have used a little later Tuesday afternoon. The Tuckers lost senior goalkeeper James Jacobs to a sprained right ankle early in the second half of their 3-0 Suffolk County League VII victory. READ