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11/26/14 11:40am
11/26/2014 11:40 AM
The Mattituck Park District says it must either sell this parking lot off Pike Street or develop it as parkland. (Credit: Barbaraellen Koch)

The Mattituck Park District says it must either sell this parking lot off Pike Street or develop it as parkland. (Credit: Barbaraellen Koch)

In 1948, the Mattituck Park District, then seven years old, acquired the parking lot that runs south from Pike Street behind the post office on Love Lane.

Now, 66 years later, district officials say they need to sell that lot — and they’re are hoping Southold Town will be the buyer.

If so, it would continue to be used for public parking.  (more…)

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11/26/14 8:00am
Greenport board members approved a new union contract Monday. (Cyndi Murray photo)

Greenport Village Board members approved a new union contract Monday. (Credit: Cyndi Murray photo)

Greenport Village and its civil service employee union have reached a contract agreement, marking the end of a nearly five-year negotiation battle.

The Village Board ratified the contract, which includes pay increases for the workers, in a unanimous vote during Monday’s regular meeting. (more…)

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11/25/14 2:00pm
11/25/2014 2:00 PM

Update (Nov. 25): New exterior security cameras will soon be installed on village properties.

During Monday’s board meeting, members awarded a nearly $40,000 contract to Hampton and North Fork Technology Professionals of Mattituck. The measure passed unanimously.

The exact cost of the cameras is $39,410.

Original story (Nov. 18): The Greenport Village Board is expected to vote on a nearly $35,000 security system contract next week.  (more…)

11/24/14 9:14pm
11/24/2014 9:14 PM
Sixth Street resident Doug Roberts said he hopes to improve communication with the public if elected village trustee. (Cyndi Murray photo)

Sixth Street resident Doug Roberts says he hopes to improve communication between village government and the public if he’s elected village trustee. (Cyndi Murray photo)

A Greenport resident publicly announced his run for trustee in the 2015 village election Monday night.

Doug Roberts of Sixth Street said during the public portion of Monday night’s Village Board meeting that he hopes to improve communication between village government and the public if he is elected trustee.

He’d also look to add more educational programs at the village recreation center. (more…)

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…)