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11/13/17 6:00am
11/13/2017 6:00 AM

The Southold Town Board set a public hearing on a code change that would further define what requirement a winery in town has to meet.

The suggested language includes defining a winery as a place where wine is “produced, processed and sold” and calls for 80 percent of the wineries’ grapes to be grown on the premises or other land owned by the winery owner.

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11/10/16 12:50pm
11/10/2016 12:50 PM

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Only 17 properties in Southold Town would currently qualify for an exemption to the 2-percent land transfer tax that funds the Community Preservation Fund, according to an analysis done for the town by assistant town attorney Damon Hagan. The exemption was passed in 2014 for first-time homebuyers to help low and moderate-income residents purchase their first home. READ

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06/01/16 1:40pm
06/01/2016 1:40 PM

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While many residents at Tuesday night’s Southold Town Board meeting agreed that having affordable housing for the area’s workers and retired population is important, others said they feared how a proposal to increase the number of units allowed in an affordable housing development will change the North Fork’s rural character.

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04/07/16 12:30pm
04/07/2016 12:30 PM

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While Southold Town considers an overhaul of its housing code to encourage developers to build more affordable housing on the North Fork, the town’s Housing Advisory Committee brought a few, smaller code recommendations to the Town Board’s attention Tuesday, including easing restrictions on housing next to farmland and lowering the minimum floor space required. READ