Before Thursday night’s public hearing on new regulations for short-term rentals in Greenport Village, Mayor George Hubbard said the specifics of the legislation would be changed. What he and the Village Board really wanted to hear, he said, was what residents thought should be part of a “true rental law” for the village. READ
Southold Town Supervisor Scott Russell said the town will be forced to pierce the state tax cap next year for the first time since the legislation was implemented in 2012, stating the 0.68 percent increase set by the state for 2017 is too low to cover basic costs. READ
At Tuesday’s Southold Town Board work session, Councilman Robert Ghosio said it’s time for residents to start thinking about conserving water.
Southold Town is investigating possible legal action against the Federal Aviation Administration over the agency’s decision to extend a North Fork helicopter and aircraft route four more years without waiting for public comment from the Town. READ
Long Island Rail Road officials announced Monday year-round weekend train service between Penn Station and Greenport will be restored.
A plan to extend Greenport Village sewers to the Sandy Beach area off Stirling Basin will have to wait at least a year. READ
Recently released financial disclosure reports for 2015 show that both state Senator Ken LaValle (R-Port Jefferson) and Assemblyman Fred Thiele (I-Sag Harbor) have resigned from positions at Twomey, Latham Shea, Kelley, Dubin and Quartararo, the prominent Riverhead law firm where both previously worked.
Congressman Lee Zeldin came out blasting Saturday night against a four-year extension of the Federal Aviation Administration’s current New York North Shore Helicopter Route, which he called “unresponsive bureaucracy at its best.” READ
Congressman Lee Zeldin (R-Shirley) has a seemingly simple fix for getting rid of helicopter and airplane noise on the North Fork: send the aircraft south. READ
With temperatures expected to reach the 90s today, Southold Town has opened its cooling center at the Peconic Lane Community Center. READ