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
The Greenport Village Board will vote on a proposal to regulate short-term rentals in the village at its board meeting Thursday, Oct. 25.
The board has been discussing enacting such a law for six years and held two packed public hearings on the proposal this year.
The village is one of the few East End municipalities that doesn’t regulate short-term rentals. READ
The Suffolk County Board of Elections has reversed a controversial decision to deny voters the ability to cast absentee ballots in person as they are received at its Yaphank headquarters.
The decision came Wednesday afternoon. READ
The Southold Town Board held another public hearing Tuesday on proposed legislation that would require the owners of rental properties to obtain permits certifying their safety.
The latest iteration of the law mandates that owners of rental properties have a valid certificate of occupancy and show that the unit adheres to state fire prevention and building codes and has not been physically altered in any way without a valid building permit.
The Southold Town Board discussed possibly adding another police officer to the staff as part of the 2019 tentative budget. Right now, only two new officers were proposed, but it is likely that number will go to three. READ
One year after losing their liquor license, the owners of Vineyard 48 were hit with $160,000 in fines, Southold Town officials announced Monday.
In a press release, Supervisor Scott Russell said 32 convictions were secured against the owners, John Paul Winery, Inc. in court last month. READ
Tenedios Agricultural Barn, otherwise known as Fresh & Co., was in front of the Southold Planning Board yet again during Monday’s work session.
The applicants have proposed a 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. READ
UPDATED (Tuesday, Oct. 23 at 4 p.m.):Democratic Congressional candidate Perry Gershon is calling for an investigation into Rep. Lee Zeldin’s (R-Shirley) re-election campaign after voters were sent incorrect information about absentee ballot deadlines.
The postcard sent by the Zeldin campaign quotes Mr. Zeldin as saying, “The right to vote is one of the most fundamental rights guaranteed to us. It protects our democracy by making officials accountable to the people. I urge you to exercise that right, by completing your requested absentee ballot and postmarking it by November 6th.” READ
The proposal to build a group of residential homes in Mattituck, known as the Koehler Family Limited Partnership, was brought before the Planning Board again.
At a public hearing in 2015, dozens of residents rejected the proposal, saying that this would disrupt their community and harm the environment. READ
One resident who spoke at a public hearing Monday night questioned the size of the proposed Jakubiuk Farm & Nursery agricultural building in Southold.
The one-story, 12,000-square-foot building for agricultural storage on Youngs Avenue is proposed on 22 1/2 acres of farmland with development rights held by Southold Town. The proposal was the subject of a public hearing before the Southold Planning Board.