Residents and officials discussed the pros and cons of reducing the speed limit in Greenport Village from 30 mph to 25 mph at a public hearing last Thursday night before the Village Board.
And while Southold Town Police Chief Martin Flatley didn’t support the idea, feedback from some speakers convinced him to take a second look at speeding issues in the village. READ
Following Monday’s discovery of skeletal remains believed to be those of Louise Pietrewicz of Cutchogue, Suffolk County Police are officially calling the 51-year-old case a homicide investigation, chief detective Gerard Gigante said at a Tuesday afternoon news conference in Yaphank. READ
About 200 PSEG-Long Island customers are without power as heavy, wet snow continues to fall during the nor’easter Tuesday afternoon. READ
A number of East End schools have police officers posted outside as a result of an unconfirmed social media threat that may have originated in western Long Island and some schools are on lockout — where no one is allowed in the building without proper identification. READ
Officials from Southold and Riverhead towns, Suffolk County, and New York State met Wednesday morning to discuss how to address traffic issues on the North Fork.
They agreed on one thing: there’s not one “silver bullet” to completely solve traffic problems, but perhaps a combination of methods, whether they be trolley services or other mechanisms, to mitigate them.
Just as schools were winding down for winter break, many were once again forced to confront national issues, as school safety and gun control returned to the forefront.
The shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Fla., on Valentine’s Day left 17 dead. Along with sadness and fear for students’ safety, it has prompted a nationwide call for change. READ
Suffolk County legislators may add controlled substances, including opioids, to the social host law that currently applies to the consumption of alcohol by minors.
The addition has been proposed in Nassau County and Suffolk lawmakers are expected to draft a similar bill. READ
Should speed limits in the Village of Greenport be reduced to 25 mph?
That’s a question village officials have been debating recently, with some insisting that the current 30 mph limit is not effective. READ
Southold Police Chief Martin Flatley said several members of the department have expressed interest in leading the accreditation process. READ
A 23-year-old man who last week was charged with second-degree murder after a Greenport woman was found strangled in her home faces 25 years to life in prison if convicted of the felony charge. READ