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09/02/14 10:00am
09/02/2014 10:00 AM
Nightly Mattituck rentals listed through airbnb.com.

Nightly Mattituck rentals listed through airbnb.com.

It seems like a win-win, renting out that rarely used summer home, or even your own home, to make a few extra bucks.

But residents across the East End, irked by an influx of short-term renters popping up in their otherwise close-knit neighborhoods, are questioning the trend, and saying it is compromising their quality of life.

Some of them gathered at Southold Town Hall last Tuesday asking the Town Board to address what they say is a trending new industry.  (more…)

09/02/14 8:00am

A state mediator settling a contract dispute between Southold and the town’s civil service employee’s union has released a fact-finding report that suggests the salary increases the union is seeking would “make it difficult, if not impossible for the town to function.”

The report, which isn’t binding, also suggested employees contribute more to their health insurance policies, and that the town should institute an evaluation procedure.

The report also calls the union’s request that its president to be able to leave work for three hours each day for union business would be “excessive,” (more…)

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09/01/14 9:00am

A Connecticut man was arrested for boating while intoxicated near Shelter Island on Aug. 23, police said.

Ralph Iannuzzi, 51, of Madison was operating a vessel northwest of Hay Beach Point between Greenport and Shelter Island and was stopped at a BWI checkpoint that Saturday, police said.

He was found to be intoxicated and taken to shore, where he failed several fi eld sobriety tests, police said.

08/31/14 6:01pm
08/31/2014 6:01 PM
A lone fisherman casts from the pier at Breakwater Beach in Mattituck. (Credit: Suffolk Times, file)

A lone fisherman casts from the pier at Breakwater Beach in Mattituck. (Credit: Suffolk Times, file)

Southold Town bay constables took to the beaches of the Long Island Sound Sunday morning in search of fishermen keeping protected fish, among other violations.

Constables checked the goods of more than 60 fishermen along the shoreline from Orient to Mattituck. In all, 14 Environmental Conservation Law violations were issued to anglers found taking undersized or out-of-season fish.

The patrols also resulted in 40 people being removed from beach areas for various reasons, such as being on private property.

The names of those ticketed were not provided by police.

08/31/14 6:00pm
Those in attendance at Wednesday night's candlelight ceremony in memory of Kaitlyn Doorhy lit paper lanterns and set them afloat in the night sky. (Credit: Jennifer Gustavson)

Those in attendance at Wednesday night’s candlelight ceremony in memory of Kaitlyn Doorhy lit paper lanterns and set them afloat in the night sky. (Credit: Jennifer Gustavson)

Here are 10 Suffolk Times stories you may have missed over the past week. To make sure you stay on top of breaking North Fork news, follow @thesuffolktimes on Twitter. (more…)

08/31/14 8:53am

A 31-year-old Greenport woman turned herself in to police on charges that she stole another person’s license plates earlier this month, Southold Town police said.

The plates went missing from a 26-year-old woman’s car on Front Street in Greenport on June 10, only to be found on Crystal Anderson’s car about a month later, police said.

She surrendered to police after learning she was being charged with possession of the stolen plate.

She was released on $100 bail.