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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…)

10/19/14 10:15am
10/19/2014 10:15 AM
The candidates for a Southold Town Trustee seat, Abigail Field and David Bergen, at Saturday's debate. (Credit: Tim Gannon)

The candidates for Southold Town Trustee, Democratic challenger Abigail Field and Republican incumbent Dave Bergen, at Saturday’s debate. (Credit: Tim Gannon)

The two candidates in the Southold Town Trustee special election agreed on most of the issues at an East Marion Community Association debate Saturday.

The Nov. 4 trustee election pits Republican incumbent Dave Bergen against Democratic challenger Abigail Field.  (more…)

10/18/14 8:00am
10/18/2014 8:00 AM
The site of a proposed 75-unit affordable housing project on Route 25 in Mattituck. (Credit: Cyndi Murray)

The site of a proposed 75-unit affordable housing project on Route 25 in Mattituck. (Credit: Cyndi Murray)

Although no official site plan has been filed, a preliminary proposal to construct 75 affordable housing rental units on a wooded parcel along Main Road in Mattituck has already generated debate among residents — and town officials say they are cautiously optimistic about the project. (more…)

10/10/14 2:00pm
10/10/2014 2:00 PM
Southold highway department crews helped the village patch potholes on Main Street last winter. (Cyndi Murray photo)

Southold highway department crews helped the village patch potholes on Main Street last winter. (Credit: Cyndi Murray, file)

Despite requests from Village officials, Main Street in Greenport will not be included in the state Department of Transportation’s $6.9 million repaving project. However, plans are in place to have the damaged stretch of Main Street repaved before the winter, Mayor David Nyce said. (more…)

10/09/14 11:11am
State Senator Lee Zeldin (left) and Congressman Tim Bishop (right) took turns a podium in Polish Hall to address questions Wednesday night in Riverhead.

Republican state Senator Lee Zeldin (left) and Democratic Congressman Tim Bishop (right). (Credit: Grant Parpan)

The two major party candidates for the 1st Congressional District squared off at a contentious debate — at least, contentious between incumbent Democrat Tim Bishop and the GOP-dominated crowd — in a packed Polish Hall in Riverhead Wednesday night.

State Senator Lee Zeldin of Shirley, a Republican and Iraq War veteran who unsuccessfully ran against Mr. Bishop in 2008 before seeking office in Albany, enjoyed a political home-field advantage among the nearly 250 who showed up at the event, organized and sponsored by RiverheadLocal.com, an online news website.

RiverheadLocal co-publisher Denise Civiletti moderated.

At times during the debate, specifically when Mr. Bishop faulted Tea Party members in Congress for much of the gridlock in Washington, the crowd degenerated into shout-downs and name-calling.

“You’re a liar!” yelled one attendee, after Mr. Bishop said “compromise has become a four-letter word in Washington under Tea Party control.” (more…)