During a Planning Board work session on Monday, assistant planner Mark Terry said the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation decided the applicant for Vineyard View will use the 2005 wetland boundary as opposed to the 2018 Board of Trustees wetland boundary.
It results in .13 acres of difference in area and a stormwater reconfiguration, however Allen Handelman, vice president of Conifer Realty, LLC, which is heading the project, said that the change shouldn’t affect much. READ
After hearing about 90 minutes worth of comments both for and against limiting short-term rentals, the Greenport Village Board closed the public hearing on its latest version of the law Thursday night and will likely make some changes to it. READ
Southold Town is making good on a promise to take action against food trucks operating at local wineries. READ
The U.S. House of Representatives passed an appropriations bill Friday in the latest attempt to save Plum Island from being sold.
Offered by Representative Lee Zeldin (R-Shirley), the legislation allows Congress to stop the General Services Administration from using appropriations to market the sale of Plum Island “while we continue to fight for a permanent solution that will preserve the island for conservation and education,” Mr. Zeldin said on the floor Friday morning. READ
The Department of Environmental Conservation will seek public input as it seeks to reform the current commercial fishing licensing system, state lawmakers announced Monday.
In a news release, Assemblyman Fred Thiele (I-Sag Harbor) and State Sen. Ken LaValle (R-Port Jefferson) announced a series of meetings across Long Island starting Monday, July 30. READ
The proposal to convert an existing two-story retail building into a first-floor convenience store with two apartments on the second floor was back before the Southold Town Planning Board during a work session Monday, over a year since its original proposal.
The gas station would sit on the south side of Route 48 in Southold, just about 1,000 feet east of another proposed gas station, Southold Gas Station and Convenience Store. READ
The specifics of Greenport Village’s proposed law to limit short-term rentals in the village are now public. READ
The Town Board is exploring various zoning options that could bring more recreational uses into town.
Several proposals have been made over the years by people looking to create different recreational hubs, such as an indoor laser tag facility or a cheerleading camp, but current town code doesn’t accommodate such uses, according to Supervisor Scott Russell. READ
Should the intersection of Route 48 and Route 25 in Greenport be converted into a traffic roundabout? READ
Earlier this month, the Southold Town Board voted to cancel an agreement with the engineering firm that conducted a study examining traffic solutions for the Mattituck hamlet center, including the intersection of Route 25, Love Lane and Old Sound Road, which has long been a safety concern. READ