Southold Town passed a $290,000 bond for the increase and improvement of facilities of the Fishers Island Ferry District last Tuesday night.
The bond will cover replacement engines on the MV Munnatawket estimated to cost a maximum of $150,000. The Silver Eel Channel will also be dredged for a maximum cost of $140,000. READ
Parcels on Fishers Island may now be included in Southold Town Hamlet Density Residential District.
Following a public hearing, the Town Board voted Tuesday to amend Chapter 280 of the zoning code. Currently, Article V states that the purpose of the Hamlet Density Residential District is to permit a mix of housing types and a level of residential density appropriate to areas in and around the major hamlet centers, “particularly” Mattituck, Cutchogue, Southold, Orient, the Village of Greenport and, now, Fishers Island. READ
At an upcoming board meeting, Southold Town officials are expected to approve a $620,000 capital bond dedicated for sidewalk repairs and installations on Fishers Island. READ
Six affordable housing units are coming to the Hound Lane “Freight Building” on Fishers Island.
Spearheaded by the not-for-profit Walsh Park Benevolent Corporation, the project was discussed during the town’s annual Fishers Island meeting Wednesday. READ
The Fishers Island Utility Co. is stressing a need for year-round housing for its workers, which it says is critical to its services and the safety of an island reachable only by water or air. READ
The Town of Southold is joining the lawsuit against the Environmental Protection Agency for dumping dredged materials in Long Island Sound. READ
After a tour of Fishers Island Wednesday, Sen. Ken LaValle said he will commit funds to repair the community’s roads.
Southold Town is considering creating a part-time administrator position for Fishers Island to help bolster communication between the town and the island’s residents. READ
The setting sun sent an orange glow through the old home’s white-trimmed windows as siblings Jamie and Melissa Davis cleaned and sorted through family heirlooms last week at their mother’s Southold home, which was built in 1674. READ
Think you’ll need to see a doctor while you’re on Fishers Island? Get ready for a long trip.
The island off the Connecticut coast — which is part of New York State and Southold Town — can’t actually be accessed from Long Island. Instead, residents must take a ferry from Fishers Island to New London, Conn., and then catch the Cross Sound Ferry to Orient Point. READ