06/04/15 6:00am
06/04/2015 6:00 AM
A volunteer committee is seeking solutions to tk. (Credit: Jen Nuzzo)

Representatives from the East End’s five towns met Wednesday in Riverhead. (Credit: Jen Nuzzo)

All five East End towns already have policies on the books when it comes to managing their own deer herds.

But a new approach spearheaded by Suffolk County Legislator Al Krupski hopes to create a unified plan among all the towns about to best control wildlife — which know no municipal borders.

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06/02/15 5:59am
06/02/2015 5:59 AM
Remy Bell will run for legislature against Al Krupski

The Suffolk County Republican Committee has nominated Riverhead resident Remy Bell to run against Legislator Al Krupski. (Credit: Tim Gannon)

The Suffolk County Republican Committee has selected Riverhead resident Remy Bell to oppose incumbent Suffolk County Legislator Al Krupski (D-Cutchogue).

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05/26/15 6:00am
05/26/2015 6:00 AM
Nick Krupski working on a pollutant project along the Willamette River in Portland, Oregon while a graduate student at Long Island University-C.W. Post. (Credit: COurtesy photo)

Nick Krupski working on a pollutant project along the Willamette River in Portland, Oregon while a graduate student at Long Island University-C.W. Post. (Credit: COurtesy photo)

Thirty years after Al Krupski was first elected to the Southold Town Board of Trustees, his son is looking to follow in his footsteps.

Nick Krupski, 26, has screened with the Southold Town Democratic Committee to run for an open seat on the board and he appears likely to receive a nomination tonight.  (more…)

05/01/15 2:00pm
05/01/2015 2:00 PM
The red districts voted against holding more meetings further east, while the green areas voted for it. (Credit: Paul Squire,  Suffolk County district map)

The red districts voted against holding more meetings further east, while the green areas voted for it. (Credit: Paul Squire, Suffolk County district map)

The Suffolk County legislators’ reasons for voting ‘no’ varied: the inconvenience of moving staff, the cost of added mileage or a reluctance to mess with a government they say already works.

But there was one thing universally true for all the legislators who voted against a proposal holding more meetings on the East End: they all represent districts far west of here.

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04/24/15 8:00am
04/24/2015 8:00 AM
Under the current code, Southold Town farmers can mostly just sell their crops as-is to retail or wholesale customers. (Credit: Vera Chinese)

Under the current code, Southold Town farmers can mostly just sell their crops as-is to retail or wholesale customers. (Credit: Vera Chinese)

Doug Cooper has no interest in bottling salsa at Cooper Farms, his Mattituck business.

“At my age, I’m not going to get into something like that,” he said.

But the prospect of a Cooper’s North Fork Salsa, or Cooper’s New York City Salsa — pick a name — is one that’s being used by some in local agriculture as the perfect example of a product that could fetch more profits than shipping crates of tomatoes through middlemen in New York and elsewhere.  (more…)

03/26/15 2:47pm
03/26/2015 2:47 PM
The Millstone Power Station in Waterford, Conn. (Credit: Courtesy photo)

The Millstone Power Station in Waterford, Conn. (Credit: Courtesy photo)

In a split vote Tuesday, county lawmakers approved an $80,000 study on the impacts that Connecticut’s Millstone Nuclear Power Plant has on water temperature of the Long Island Sound. (more…)

03/14/15 3:15pm
03/14/2015 3:15 PM
Orient Assocaition president Robert Hanlon polls the room Saturday morning, asking who opposed a proposed freight truck plan. (Credit: Paul Squire)

Orient Association president Robert Hanlon polls the room Saturday morning, asking who opposed a proposed freight truck plan. (Credit: Paul Squire)

If you were trying to find someone who supported the New York Metropolitan Transportation Council’s plan to divert tractor trailers through the North Fork, the last place you’d want to look was Saturday morning’s meeting at Poquatuck Hall in Orient.

The residents, elected officials and community leaders gathered there called it “ruinous,” “pointless,” and “an absolute disaster waiting to happen.”

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03/11/15 3:00pm
03/11/2015 3:00 PM
County Legislator Al Krupski spoke about the importance for unity among municipalities in the fight against helicopter noise. (Credit: Vera Chinese)

County Legislator Al Krupski speaking Sunday about the importance for unity among municipalities in the fight against helicopter noise. (Credit: Vera Chinese)

On Saturday, one day after he was indicted on charges that he was paid about $80,000 in salary from the Suffolk County Sheriff’s office for work he didn’t do, Suffolk County Conservative Party chairman Edward Walsh was back screening candidates for office.

And one of the candidates who screened with him was local county Legislator Al Krupski, who gave a simple reason why: He wants the nomination and the criminal charges against Mr. Walsh had no bearing on his decision.  (more…)

03/09/15 5:00am
03/09/2015 5:00 AM
Congressman Lee Zeldin speaks to reporters and concerned members of the public at a press conference on helicopter noise at Southold Town Hall Sunday. (Credit: Vera Chinese)

Congressman Lee Zeldin speaks to reporters and concerned members of the public at a press conference on helicopter noise at Southold Town Hall Sunday. (Credit: Vera Chinese)

Congressman Lee Zeldin asked the Federal Aviation Administration to do its part in reducing helicopter noise on the East End before the busy summer season in a letter he sent last week.  (more…)

03/06/15 5:00pm
03/06/2015 5:00 PM
Southold Town Supervisor Scott Russell (center) speaks during a panel event Feb. 26 hosted by the Long Island Board of Realtors at Greenport's Townsend Manor Inn. He's flanked by Riverhead Town attorney Bob Kozakiewicz (left) and Suffolk County Legislator Al Krupski. (Credit: Rachel Young)

Southold Town Supervisor Scott Russell (center) speaks during a panel event Feb. 26 hosted by the Long Island Board of Realtors at Greenport’s Townsend Manor Inn. He’s flanked by Riverhead Town attorney Bob Kozakiewicz (left) and Suffolk County Legislator Al Krupski. (Credit: Rachel Young)

For many North Fork residents, this winter’s proliferation of snow, ice and slush has made summer feel like a far-off, even illusory prospect. But local realtors say the area’s tourism season has already started — and they’re wondering how changing rental laws could affect the way they do their jobs.

To help clarify those regulations, the North Fork Chapter of the Long Island Board of Realtors hosted an event Feb. 26 featuring local politicians and insurance agents at Greenport’s Townsend Manor Inn.  (more…)