North Fork residents who have long been frustrated over the constant helicopter noise overhead, particularly during summer months, will finally get their chance to vent to the Federal Aviation Administration. A public hearing is scheduled for Nov. 14 in Riverhead, following the bill passed in October that requires the FAA to reassess the North Shore Helicopter Route. READ
The fate of an Orient home slated for demolition remains in limbo until the Southold Historic Preservation Commission submits an opinion to the Zoning Board of Appeals.
The homeowners of the 1,827-square-foot home in Orient’s historic district have proposed tearing it down to replace it with a 3,341-square-foot home. READ
The Founders Village Homeowners Association has requested that signs prohibiting parking be installed on Youngs Avenue. READ
Suffolk County Route 48, commonly known as the North Road, was added to the county road system in 1930. The artery, which runs from Sound Avenue in Mattituck to Route 25 in Greenport, was originally called CR 27. It was renumbered in 1988 to avoid confusion with NY Route 27, which runs along the south shore Long Island.
The differences in names took on a new wrinkle this summer when signs started to appear calling it Middle Road. READ
A man walked into a synagogue in Pittsburgh’s Squirrel Hill neighborhood, armed with an AR-15 and shouting anti-Semitic slurs.
Moments later, 11 people were dead and six more wounded. READ
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers will meet with village officials this week to explore the possibility of dredging Sterling Harbor, according to Mayor George Hubbard. READ
TIM GANNON PHOTO The Greenport Village Board discussed short term rentals at its Oct. 18 work session, above, and decided to adopt the new law Thursday, Oct. 25.
After about six years of discussions and draft proposals, Greenport now has a law regulating short-term rentals. (more…)
Southold Town officials are expecting to receive $230,000 in federal Community Development Block Grant funds to support local projects in 2019.
At a Town Board meeting Tuesday, officials asked the public to weigh in on what kinds of needs should be met with these funds. READ
Major party candidates in the First Congressional District and Second State Assembly district met for a set of debates at the Vineyard Caterers in Aquebogue Wednesday night.
Over 100 attended the dinner-debate hosted by the Mattituck Chamber of Commerce before the Nov. 6 election.
The audience consisted of members of local chambers of commerce, the Long Island Farm Bureau, Long Island Wine Council and local elected officials. The event was not open to the public. READ
The bill passed earlier this month by the U.S. Senate requiring the Federal Aviation Administration to reassess the unpopular North Shore Helicopter Route has Southold Town Board talking about its next steps.
The bill includes an amendment to the FAA Reauthorization Act of 2018 that would require the FAA to consider noise impacts on affected communities, improve altitude enforcement and consider alternative routes, such as an all-water route over the Atlantic Ocean. READ