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11/22/14 12:00pm
11/22/2014 12:00 PM

Southold Town is proposing a code change that would allow builders pay the town a fee rather than replace trees removed during construction.

The code currently requires builders plant a certain amount of trees on a property they are developing. The Planning Board determines the number of required new trees when a site plan is submitted, town officials explained this week. (more…)

11/21/14 1:20pm
11/21/2014 1:20 PM

The vote to fill a three-year term on the Mattituck Park District Commissioners isn’t over yet.

The unofficial result of Tuesday’s vote gave incumbent Gerald Goehringer 215 votes and challenger Nicholas Deegan 214 votes, according to district clerk Lydia Tortora.  (more…)

11/21/14 1:00pm
Stirling Square in Greenport.

Stirling Square in Greenport.

Update: Greenport Village Planning Board members like a proposal to construct an inn at Stirling Square.

The historic plaza’s new owner, Brent Pelton, came before the board Thursday night and got the go-ahead to submit his plans to the village.

He looking to build a five-room inn above the former “Main” restaurant, the plaza’s anchor building. (more…)

11/20/14 8:00am
Cornell Cooperative Extension's lab at Cedar Beach in Southold. (Cyndi Murray photo)

Cornell Cooperative Extension’s lab at Cedar Beach in Southold. (Credit: Cyndi Murray)

Southold Town is drafting a letter to the state Department of Environmental Conservation in support of Cornell Cooperative Extension’s plan to have its lab in Southold certified to test water samples. (more…)

11/19/14 8:00am

Southold Town Board members hired eight new police officers Tuesday night, just minutes after passing a $40.9 million spending plan for 2015 and almost two weeks after entering into a new contract with the police union.

Members voted 6-0 in favor of the budget, which calls for a 1.87 percent tax levy increase from this year.  (more…)

11/18/14 10:30am
The Greenport Village Board during Monday night's work session. (Credit: Jen Nuzzo)

The Greenport Village Board during Monday night’s work session. (Credit: Jen Nuzzo)

The Greenport Village Board has approved a nearly $55,000 study to review the village’s electrical plant that faulted in August and left some residents with without power for more than 11 hours.

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