01/28/15 12:00pm
Ethan Sisson, a junior at Southold High School, demonstrates with other students from Project Bus Stop earlier this month. One proposed bus shelter would be built at the intersection where the students demonstrated. (Credit: Paul Squire)

Ethan Sisson, a junior at Southold High School, demonstrates with other students from Project Bus Stop earlier this month. One proposed bus shelter would be built at the intersection where the students demonstrated. (Credit: Paul Squire)

It’s taken three years, but a group of students from a local church who have been campaigning for more bus shelters to be installed along Main Road are finally seeing some big movement toward their goal.

This month, Suffolk County Legislator Al Krupski’s office submitted a request to build six new bus shelters in the county — including four in Southold Town.

He has said Suffolk County stands at the ready to fund such shelter requests. (more…)

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01/28/15 10:00am
The North Ferry line stretching down Wiggins Street in Greenport in July 2013. (Ambrose Clancy photo, file)

The North Ferry line stretching down Wiggins Street in Greenport in July 2013. (Ambrose Clancy photo, file)

Almost a year has passed with no action to reroute North Ferry traffic in Greenport and a meeting Friday between the ferry company’s general manager and Railroad Museum officials appears to be unrelated to any change.

The GM, Bridg Hunt, called it “a classic case” of people drawing conclusions with incomplete information.

The meeting was set at the request of Railroad Museum officials who recently told Greenport Village that it no longer should be involved in a lease agreement of that property.

Village administrator Paul Pallas said the discussion is unrelated to a traffic rerouting plan and admitted since the idea dropped off the radar last summer, he hasn’t “given any thought” to any change in the traffic pattern. (more…)

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01/27/15 5:00pm
01/27/2015 5:00 PM
The sun sets in Laurel Tuesday after residents across the North Fork spent the day digging out following the blizzard that dropped two feet of snow. (Credit: Lindsay Riemer)

The sun sets in Laurel Tuesday after residents across the North Fork spent the day digging out following the blizzard that dropped two feet of snow. (Credit: Lindsay Riemer)

In New York City they called it a “snor’easter.”

In Nassau County, folks seemed more concerned about whether the Islanders and Rangers would be lacing up the skates at Nassau Coliseum tonight.

But here on the North Fork, we got hit with a blizzard that was pretty much as advertised, even if the aftermath won’t be as challenging as other recent storms.  (more…)

01/27/15 3:30pm

As of 4:20 p.m. Monday:

• The Southold School District has announced classes are cancelled for Wednesday.

• Greenport schools will also remain closed Wednesday.

• Mattituck-Cutchogue schools are closed Wednesday.

• New Suffolk school will be closed Wednesday.

• Bishop McGann-Mercy will be closed Wednesday.

• Oysterponds School will be closed Wednesday.

Check back with suffolktimes.com for up-to-date weather details, including school closings and event cancellations. 

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01/27/15 3:09pm
Firefighters attacking Tuesday's house fire with a ladder truck. (Credit: Paul Squire)

Firefighters attacking Tuesday’s house fire with a ladder truck. (Credit: Paul Squire)

Firefighters from four different departments responded to a house fire that broke out about 2:45 p.m. on Main Road near Peanut Alley in Southold.

Southold Fire Department Chief Peggy Killian said the fire sparked in a wood-burning stove. And since the house is over 100 years old, it lacked more modern features that would have prevented it from spreading so quickly. (more…)