Suffolk County Route 48, commonly known as the North Road, was added to the county road system in 1930. The artery, which runs from Sound Avenue in Mattituck to Route 25 in Greenport, was originally called CR 27. It was renumbered in 1988 to avoid confusion with NY Route 27, which runs along the south shore Long Island.
The differences in names took on a new wrinkle this summer when signs started to appear calling it Middle Road. READ
A man walked into a synagogue in Pittsburgh’s Squirrel Hill neighborhood, armed with an AR-15 and shouting anti-Semitic slurs.
Moments later, 11 people were dead and six more wounded. READ
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers will meet with village officials this week to explore the possibility of dredging Sterling Harbor, according to Mayor George Hubbard. READ
TIM GANNON PHOTO The Greenport Village Board discussed short term rentals at its Oct. 18 work session, above, and decided to adopt the new law Thursday, Oct. 25.
After about six years of discussions and draft proposals, Greenport now has a law regulating short-term rentals. (more…)
Southold Town officials are expecting to receive $230,000 in federal Community Development Block Grant funds to support local projects in 2019.
At a Town Board meeting Tuesday, officials asked the public to weigh in on what kinds of needs should be met with these funds. READ
Major party candidates in the First Congressional District and Second State Assembly district met for a set of debates at the Vineyard Caterers in Aquebogue Wednesday night.
Over 100 attended the dinner-debate hosted by the Mattituck Chamber of Commerce before the Nov. 6 election.
The audience consisted of members of local chambers of commerce, the Long Island Farm Bureau, Long Island Wine Council and local elected officials. The event was not open to the public. READ
The bill passed earlier this month by the U.S. Senate requiring the Federal Aviation Administration to reassess the unpopular North Shore Helicopter Route has Southold Town Board talking about its next steps.
The bill includes an amendment to the FAA Reauthorization Act of 2018 that would require the FAA to consider noise impacts on affected communities, improve altitude enforcement and consider alternative routes, such as an all-water route over the Atlantic Ocean. READ
The Greenport Village Board will vote on a proposal to regulate short-term rentals in the village at its board meeting Thursday, Oct. 25.
The board has been discussing enacting such a law for six years and held two packed public hearings on the proposal this year.
The village is one of the few East End municipalities that doesn’t regulate short-term rentals. READ
The Suffolk County Board of Elections has reversed a controversial decision to deny voters the ability to cast absentee ballots in person as they are received at its Yaphank headquarters.
The decision came Wednesday afternoon. READ
The Southold Town Board held another public hearing Tuesday on proposed legislation that would require the owners of rental properties to obtain permits certifying their safety.
The latest iteration of the law mandates that owners of rental properties have a valid certificate of occupancy and show that the unit adheres to state fire prevention and building codes and has not been physically altered in any way without a valid building permit.