Representatives for First Universalist Church of Southold met with the Southold Planning Board Monday to discuss moving forward with a site plan to rebuild the church, which burned down in March 2015.
The proposed site plan calls for the construction of a one-story, 6,816-square-foot place of worship with an existing parish house and single-family dwelling, which will remain. READ
Thursday’s primary elections will have three races that effect residents in Riverhead and Southold towns.
The most high profile of the three is a Republican primary for the second Assembly District. READ
Southold Town will host a forum on deer management Wednesday, Sept. 12.
The meeting, scheduled for 6:30 p.m. at Town Hall, will address the excessive deer population on the North Fork.
According to town environmental analyst Craig Jobes, the dramatic increase in the white-tailed deer population has resulted in widespread landscape damage and crop losses, as well as an increase in Lyme disease and vehicular collisions. READ
Motorists should expect lane closures beginning Tuesday, Sept. 4 on Route 25 in Riverhead and Southold.
The closures will take place between Doctors Path in Riverhead and the Orient Point Ferry Mondays through Fridays from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., according to the New York State Department of Transportation. READ
Parcels on Fishers Island may now be included in Southold Town Hamlet Density Residential District.
Following a public hearing, the Town Board voted Tuesday to amend Chapter 280 of the zoning code. Currently, Article V states that the purpose of the Hamlet Density Residential District is to permit a mix of housing types and a level of residential density appropriate to areas in and around the major hamlet centers, “particularly” Mattituck, Cutchogue, Southold, Orient, the Village of Greenport and, now, Fishers Island. READ
Earlier this month, Southold Town closed on the former Capital One building on the corner of Youngs Avenue for $3.1 million with plans to move Justice Court operations to a better location, but recent recommendations had the Town talking about what to do with the newly acquired building yet again. READ
Denis Noncarrow, town government liaison officer, and Leslie Kanes Weisman, Zoning Board of Appeals chairperson, met with the Town Board during a work session Tuesday morning to discuss the new special events permit law.
The law was adopted last month, which mainly shifted the decision-making responsibility from Ms. Weisman to the Town Board. A committee of five people was also formed last month to review special event applications and make recommendations to the board before they vote on it by resolution. READ
Green port Village’s latest proposed short-term rental law is pretty cut and dry.
“If you have a two-family house and it’s owner-occupied, you’re allowed to have a short-term rental,” Mayor George Hubbard Jr. said following an uneventful 19-minute Village Board meeting Thursday. “If you have a two-family house and it’s rented as a long-term rental, you’re allowed to have a short-term rental. Besides that, you can’t just buy a house and make it into two short-term rentals. You’re not going to be allowed to do that anymore in the village.”
That’s assuming the new proposal passes, Mr. Hubbard said. READ
The Southold Planning Board met Monday with representatives of the Tenedios Agricultural Building, a proposed 8,664-square-foot building to house livestock and store feed, supplies and farm equipment on 34.5 acres of farmland owned by Fresh & Co adjacent to Narrow River Road in Orient.
The board discussed the many concerns the public brought up at past public hearings, like the scenic impact, wetlands and surface water protection from animal waste, and the possibility of special events at the location. READ
Perry Gershon of East Hampton won the Democratic primary in June for the 1st Congressional District. He’ll challenge Congressman Lee Zeldin (R-Shirley) in November for his seat in Congress. (more…)