09/29/15 7:00pm
09/29/2015 7:00 PM

Steve Bellone

Members of the East End Tourism Alliance asked County Executive Steve Bellone to increase the amount of tourism funding they get through an existing 3-percent county room occupancy tax at a meeting in Riverhead Tuesday. READ

03/25/15 12:00pm
03/25/2015 12:00 PM
Residents asked the Southold Town Board Tuesday night to curb short-term rentals. (Credit: Tim Gannon)

Residents asked the Southold Town Board Tuesday night to curb short-term rentals. (Credit: Tim Gannon)

A number of residents asked the Southold Town Board Tuesday to enact new regulations to curb short-term rentals.

The short-term rentals are gaining an unfair advantage on hotels and bed-and-breakfasts’, which must pay commercial taxes, obtain permits from the town and be subjected to regular inspections, residents said.

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01/25/15 10:00am
01/25/2015 10:00 AM
The North Fork Promotion Council kiosk in Laurel. (Credit: Vera Chinese)

The North Fork Promotion Council kiosk in Laurel. (Credit: Vera Chinese)

More than 6,000 visitors stopped by The North Fork Promotion Council’s two information kiosks in Laurel and Greenport in 2014. The nonprofit organization launched a new activities website last year and it will have a presence at the New York Times Travel Show at the Jacob Javits Center in Manhattan this weekend.

But it hasn’t gone far enough in its mission to market this region to those with disposable income living in New York City and beyond, according to members at the organization’s annual meeting on Wednesday evening. (more…)

11/04/14 11:53pm
Southold Town Trustee Dave Bergen receives a concession call from opponent Abigail Field. (Credit: Cyndi Murray)

Southold Town Trustee Dave Bergen receives a concession call from opponent Abigail Field. (Credit: Cyndi Murray)

The Republican wave that swept across Suffolk County Tuesday didn’t stop short of Southold, where GOP incumbent Dave Bergen won a special election for an abbreviated term on the town’s Board of Trustees.

Mr. Bergen, 59, of Cutchogue received just over 4,000 votes to secure a 57-43 percent victory over Democratic challenger Abigail Field.  (more…)

10/19/14 10:15am
10/19/2014 10:15 AM
The candidates for a Southold Town Trustee seat, Abigail Field and David Bergen, at Saturday's debate. (Credit: Tim Gannon)

The candidates for Southold Town Trustee, Democratic challenger Abigail Field and Republican incumbent Dave Bergen, at Saturday’s debate. (Credit: Tim Gannon)

The two candidates in the Southold Town Trustee special election agreed on most of the issues at an East Marion Community Association debate Saturday.

The Nov. 4 trustee election pits Republican incumbent Dave Bergen against Democratic challenger Abigail Field.  (more…)