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10/23/14 3:28pm
10/23/2014 3:28 PM
A six-mile stretch of Main Road would be listed on the National Register of Historic Places. (Credit: Andrew Lepre)

A six-mile stretch of Main Road is being pitched for an historic district. (Credit: Andrew Lepre)

The National Register Historic District proposed for Main Road in Aquebogue, Jamesport and Laurel has already been rejected by the Riverhead Town Board — and it appears to be one heading that way with the Southold Town Board as well.

“The Town Board had decided that the fate of the proposed district in Southold would be left to the will of the property owners who own land included in the proposed district,” Southold Supervisor Scott Russell said. “We have had 19 owners raise objections and only four show support. Southold cannot support the proposed district moving forward based on those figures.” (more…)

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10/23/14 10:00am
Greenport vacation homes currently listed on airbnb.com.

Greenport vacation homes currently listed on airbnb.com.

Although Greenport has long been a hot spot for vacation rentals, the increasing popularity of websites that allow homeowners to lease their properties on a short-term basis has residents and village officials concerned.

On Monday, the Village Board agreed to revisit its zoning code on short-term rentals amid the rising use of websites like Airbnb, which allow homeowners to lease their properties for a little as one night. The conversation was prompted by complaints from residents and village officials alike that the hotel-like operations are disrupting otherwise quiet neighborhoods. (more…)

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10/23/14 8:00am
Southold land preservation coordinator Melissa Spiro thanked the Sinatra Family of East Marion for their donation during Tuesday's board meeting. (Credit: Carrie Miller)

Southold land preservation coordinator Melissa Spiro thanked the Sinatra Family of East Marion for their donation during Tuesday’s board meeting. (Credit: Carrie Miller)

The Southold Town Board voted unanimously to move forward with preserving two parcels as open space, one of which is being donated to the town for conservation.

Richard and Camille Sinatra of East Marion have offered the town a 10-acre property off Kayleigh’s Court that is currently zoned for residential housing. (more…)

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 12:08pm
(Credit: Carrie Miller)

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…)

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…)

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…)