Andrea Kavajian of Greenport was born and raised on the North Fork. She dreamed of one day buying a house of her own in her hometown. She earned a college degree and a good-paying job followed.
Still, that dream of owning a North Fork home seems so elusive.
“I can barely afford to rent anything out here,” Ms. Kavajian said at a public hearing last Thursday on Greenport Village rentals.
The Old House in Cutchogue has been promoted for more than a decade as the oldest English-style house in New York State, but scientific research may soon shave nearly 50 years off its age, local historians said.
The building, said to have been constructed in 1649, might actually have been built in 1698, according to Zach Studenroth, director of the Cutchogue-New Suffolk Historical Council. He said the new date first came to light in 2006 during research conducted by the Oxford Dendrochronology Laboratory in Oxford, England, and that information is currently being verified.
Southold Town may beef up its Housing Registry with more information to assess affordable housing needs.
The town currently has 78 files in the registry, which includes couples and families, Southold government liaison Denis Noncarrow said at Tuesday’s Town Board work session.
The Southold Town Board discussed Tuesday a new bike-sharing plan that would allow municipalities across Suffolk County to join the alternative transportation program.
Ride-sharing services like Uber and Lyft are set to legally hit local roads starting June 29.
Suffolk County Executive Steve Bellone announced last week that the county will participate in statewide regulations outlined in the state budget adopted April. The county could have opted out of permitting such services, but chose not to exercise that right. READ
One local businesswoman is doing her part to help alleviate Greenport’s trash problem by vowing to purchase a Big Belly container she’s agreed to donate to the village.
Southold Democrats have selected a candidate to run for town justice, filling one of the party’s ballot positions left open at its nominating convention last month.
You’ve likely heard the term “brain drain” before. It’s an expression often used to describe the mass departure of post-college Long Islanders to other parts of the country, where the cost of living is more affordable.
On the North Fork, where the housing market has rebounded and the stock of affordable housing remains low, local municipalities are exploring ways to keep the millennial workforce from leaving the area.
Suffolk County lawmakers are urging the passage of state legislation that would permit development for agricultural uses on protected farmland.
Supervisor Scott Russell raised the question Tuesday of whether food trucks are actually allowed in Southold Town. READ