Southold Town saw record-high numbers in its deer management program in the 2017 regular hunting season.
This includes 292 deer reported harvested for the season — which runs from October until the end of January — over a previous five-year average of 246, said town environmental analyst Craig Jobes at Tuesday’s Town Board work session.
The Greenport Village Board last Thursday officially set March 22 as the date for a public hearing on reducing the village-wide speed limit from 30 mph to 25 mph. The hearing will be held at the Third Street firehouse at 7 p.m. READ
Greenport Village Mayor George Hubbard is hoping to use some of the $1.3 million the village received from the Long Island Power Authority and PSEG-Long Island to do drainage projects at numerous road-ends in the village, in hopes of preventing contaminants from being carried into surface water when it rains. READ
Suffolk County legislators may add controlled substances, including opioids, to the social host law that currently applies to the consumption of alcohol by minors.
The addition has been proposed in Nassau County and Suffolk lawmakers are expected to draft a similar bill. READ
Should speed limits in the Village of Greenport be reduced to 25 mph?
That’s a question village officials have been debating recently, with some insisting that the current 30 mph limit is not effective. READ
To stay on track toward completion of Southold Town’s Comprehensive Plan by 2020, the planning department is asking for some help to get a chapter on transportation and infrastructure done. READ
A public hearing on proposed amendments to the town’s entertainment and special events law, including one that would give the Southold Town Board the responsibility of approving or denying special events permits, is set for Tuesday, March 13. READ
Residents across the North Fork got their first introduction last weekend to seven individuals who will vie for the Democratic nomination to challenge Republican Congressman Lee Zeldin in November. READ
New York State highway crews will remove the remaining ‘I ♥ NY’ signs throughout the state in the face of losing a reported $14 million in federal funding.
The ones in Orient were removed in July 2016, shortly after they first went up, after an outcry from state and local officials. One, smaller one, remains in Riverhead on the Long Island Expressway. READ
With no local government interested in being a project sponsor at this time, the creation of a Hashamomuck Cove taxing district to pay for work along a 1.6 mile stretch of Long Island Sound will be explored, officials said.
The idea of a taxing district came up after a Wednesday morning roundtable with local officials on the Army Corps of Engineers’ proposed $14.5 million plan to bolster the waterfront at the cove.