In an election cycle where the size of one candidate’s hands and the pantsuits of the other are discussed as frequently — if not more — than issues facing the country, it can be difficult for people to figure out what to prioritize when it comes to casting their vote.
The Greenport Village Board election will be held on March 21, 2017 with two seats up for grabs. Both incumbents, Mary Bess Phillips and Julia Robins, said they plan to run for re-election. READ
Negotiations between PSEG and Greenport Village over a proposed underwater cable project on Fifth Street haven’t moved any further along since a public forum last month between the power company and village residents, said Greenport Village Mayor George Hubbard Jr. READ
The Greenport Village Board has approved a $315,000 road and sidewalk repaving project around Bay and Central avenues and Carpenter Street. READ
Every police department in Suffolk County — from the smallest village to the countywide police force — is accredited through New York State, a process that “provides formal recognition that an organization meets or exceeds general expectations of quality in the field,” according to the state’s website. READ
The Southold Town Board unanimously passed a $44 million preliminary budget at its meeting Tuesday night, setting up the proposal — which pierces the tax cap and raises the tax rate by 7.57 percent — for public hearings next month. READ
This year’s First Congressional District candidates both agree more needs to be done to protect the area’s natural resources, but how the Environmental Protection Agency goes about making that happen is where they disagree.
The Southold Town Highway Department’s latest roadwork has gone more than $70,000 over budget on materials and the town has yet to receive a promised $250,000 grant from the state for a separate road project, according to a discussion at Tuesday’s Town Board morning meeting.
“Paving’s not an exact science,” said Highway Superintendent Vincent Orlando. READ
The eponymous Long Island Rail Road bridge on Bridge Lane in Cutchogue will be closed later this month for repairs, according to a spokesperson from the Metropolitan Transportation Authority.
The Southold Town Highway Department is working on Nassau Point in Cutchogue this week to mitigate erosion by placing boulders along the bluffs.