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Tourists may know Southold Town for its wineries, open fields and beaches, but equally important are the historic buildings dotting the landscape. Southold’s dozens of registered historic structures help create its characteristic small-town feel, advocates say.

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Lyndon Tuthill-Floyd Houston on Jackson Street in New Suffolk is slated to be demolished. (Cyndi Murray photo)

Lyndon Tuthill-Floyd Houston House on Jackson Street in New Suffolk is slated to be demolished. (Credit: Cyndi Murray)

An iconic New Suffolk home that has stood since 1936 will soon face the wrecking ball, much to the disappointment of community members.

The storied Lyndon Tuthill-Floyd Houston House on Jackson Street, perched on 2.6 acres of prime real estate, is slated to be demolished, the property owner said, although some of the brick and wood will be salvaged. (more…)

01/29/14 2:30pm
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CYNDI MURRAY FILE PHOTO | Southold Town is looking to amend its wireless facilities code to permit cell towers on historic sites, such as the parcel behind Town Hall.

CYNDI MURRAY FILE PHOTO | Southold Town is looking to amend its wireless facilities code to permit cell towers on historic sites, such as the parcel behind Town Hall.

Southold Town Board members decided Tuesday night to postpone a scheduled vote on a proposed code change that could pave the way for construction of a cellphone tower behind Town Hall. (more…)

01/28/14 7:00am
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CYNDI MURRAY FILE PHOTO | Southold Town is looking to amend its wireless facilities code to permit cell towers on historic sites, such as the parcel behind Town Hall.

CYNDI MURRAY FILE PHOTO | Southold Town is looking to amend its wireless facilities code to permit cell towers on historic sites, such as the parcel behind Town Hall.

Southold Town’s Historic Preservation Commission is expected to discuss a code amendment proposal with the town board on Tuesday that would permit cell towers on historic sites.

A plan to install a cellphone tower behind Southold Town Hall — and amend the town code to permit that — has drawn heat from residents who fear more towers would threaten the area’s small-town charm and present potential health risks.

The issue has also caused tension between the Town Board and members of the Historic Preservation Commission, who’ve said they weren’t properly informed about the proposed code change.

Supervisor Scott Russell said he believes the commission failed to come to a consensus and work with the Town Board before voicing their concerns at the first public hearing on Jan. 14.

“Suggestions that the [Historic Preservation Commission] has been excluded from the process are factually incorrect,” Mr. Russell said in an interview last week. “This is a public process. That is especially true for all committees and commissions within our town government. We expect you to be at the table [on Tuesday.]”

Tuesday’s work session is scheduled for 9 a.m. at the Town Hall meeting room.

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