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10/22/14 8:11pm
10/22/2014 8:11 PM
A six-mile stretch of Main Road could be listed on the National Register of Historic Places. The corridor includes Aquebogue’s Old Steeple Church, built in 1862 and designed by a farmer with no architectural experience, as well as Aquebogue Cemetery, which dates back to 1755 and contains the graves of numerous Revolutionary War soldiers. (Credit: Andrew Lepre)

A six-mile stretch of Main Road could be listed on the National Register of Historic Places. The corridor includes Aquebogue’s Old Steeple Church, built in 1862 and designed by a farmer with no architectural experience, as well as Aquebogue Cemetery, which dates back to 1755 and contains the graves of numerous Revolutionary War soldiers. (Credit: Andrew Lepre)

Four of the five Riverhead Town Board members have signed a letter asking the town’s Landmarks Preservation Commission and the state Office of Parks and Recreation to withdraw the town’s application for a proposed National Register Historic District along Main Road in Aquebogue, Jamesport and Laurel, according to Councilman George Gabrielsen.  (more…)

10/22/14 7:45pm
FILE PHOTO | The state capitol in Albany.

FILE PHOTO | The state capitol in Albany.

Four candidates for governor of New York will go toe-to-toe tonight at 8 p.m. in the one and only debate featuring all candidates, which is being held up in Buffalo at the WNED-TV studio.

Tonight’s debate — sponsored by The Buffalo News and WNED/WBFO — will feature incumbent Democrat Andrew Cuomo and Republican candidate Rob Astorino, as well as Libertarian Michael McDermott and Howie Hawkins of the Green Party.

The candidates will be asked to provide one-minute answers to questions and then be given 30 seconds for follow-up questions.

Watch the debate below, and find more coverage from the debate on The Buffalo News:

 

 


10/22/14 5:03pm
Southold shooting suspects (from left) Walter Vasquez, 17, of Greenport;  Pedro Emilio Santamaria, 31, of Greenport; and Jeremias Nathaniel Recinos Torres, 19, of Aquebogue are escorted by corrections officers into Southold Town Court Friday morning. The three were arraigned in Suffolk County court Wednesday. (Credit: Paul Squire)

Southold shooting suspects (from left) Walter Vasquez, 17, of Greenport; Pedro Emilio Santamaria, 31, of Greenport; and Jeremias Nathaniel Recinos Torres, 19, of Aquebogue are escorted by corrections officers into Southold Town Court Friday morning. The three were arraigned in Suffolk County court Wednesday. (Credit: Paul Squire)

A fifth man is currently being sought by police for his alleged role in last Tuesday’s shooting in Southold, a Suffolk prosecutor said Wednesday during the arraignments of three men accused in the attack.

A total of four men so far have been arrested by police. They’ve all been indicted and arraigned on violent felony charges of assault and gang assault.

They are all being held in county jail on $500,000 cash bail or $1 million bond. (more…)

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10/22/14 12:08pm
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Town Board members at Tuesday night’s meeting in Town Hall. (Credit: Carrie Miller)

The Southold Town Board has set two public hearings for Nov. 5, at which residents can weigh in on the preliminary 2015 budget. That budget includes changes from Supervisor Scott Russell’s tentative budget, which was released Oct. 1.

The town’s spending plan is now $43.1 million, which calls for a 1.87 percent tax levy increase for local taxpayers. That’s an increase of about .42 percent from the tentative budget, which initially called for $42.8 million in total spending, Mr. Russell said Tuesday. (more…)

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10/21/14 2:54pm
10/21/2014 2:54 PM
The Greenport Fire Department station on 3rd Street in Greenport Village. (Credit: Cyndi Murray)

The Greenport Fire Department station on 3rd Street in Greenport Village. (Credit: Cyndi Murray)

Plans are in the works to upgrade Greenport Fire Department’s 3rd Street firehouse.

The renovation options are estimated to cost $1.9 million for smaller updates up to $7.1 million for the construction of a new headquarters, according to the village. (more…)

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10/21/14 12:00pm
The former Galley Ho across the street from Legends and Summer Girl boutique on First Street’s New Suffolk Waterfront Fund land. (Credit: Barbaraellen Koch)

The former Galley Ho on First Street in New Suffolk. (Credit: Barbaraellen Koch, file)

New Suffolk Waterfront Fund leaders believe they’re just days away from getting the approvals needed from state, county and town agencies in order to get their site plan OK’d by the Southold Town Planning Board.

The nonprofit group is looking to relocate and renovate the old Galley Ho building and establish an up to 66-seat restaurant in the building, which after a small addition would total 1,725 square feet. (more…)