06/10/15 6:00am
06/10/2015 6:00 AM
Trevor Johnson shows attendees of the New Suffolk school board meeting plans to renovate the ballfield. (Credit: Nicole Smith)

Travis Johnson presented plans to renovated neighborhood’s ballfield at Tuesday’s New Suffolk school board meeting. (Credit: Nicole Smith)

New Suffolk Civic Association members got what they were looking for at Tuesday’s school board meeting: approval to begin a volunteer effort to restore the neighborhood’s baseball field.

While the New Suffolk school board unanimously approved the project at Tuesday’s meeting, school president Tony Dill said that the civic association still needs to submit a detailed drawing of the proposal before work could begin.

Civic president Paul Cacioppo said he’s pleased with the school board’s decision because many people have been saddened by the field’s sorry state. He also said his group already has volunteers lined up to turn it back into a regulation field, as well as a nice green space residents can enjoy.

“It was what we were hoping would happen,” he said about the project’s approval.

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05/19/15 10:00am
05/19/2015 10:00 AM
Civic president Paul Cacioppo at the New Suffolk ballfield Thursday. (Credit: Barbaraellen Koch)

Civic president Paul Cacioppo at the New Suffolk ballfield Thursday. (Credit: Barbaraellen Koch)

New Suffolk Civic Association members have launched a volunteer effort to restore their neighborhood baseball field in hopes of having Little League games return to the waterfront community’s lone green space.

During the New Suffolk school board’s meeting Tuesday, civic president Paul Cacioppo said his group and other residents have been saddened by the field’s sorry state. He said the civic group has volunteers lined up to turn it back into a regulation field, as well as a nice green space residents can enjoy. (more…)

12/26/14 2:00pm
12/26/2014 2:00 PM
Despite its age — well over 100 years old — and precarious locations near the bay in New Suffolk, the Galley Ho building (center) managed to survive the 1938 hurricane, the 'Perfect Storm' and, most recently, superstorm Sandy, among other weather events. It will soon be renovated, raised and moved for a fifth time — about 30 feet closer to the water — as part of a waterfront development project. (Credit: Andrew Lepre)

Despite its age — well over 100 years old — and precarious locations near the bay in New Suffolk, the Galley Ho building (center) managed to survive the 1938 hurricane, the ‘Perfect Storm’ and, most recently, superstorm Sandy, among other weather events. It will soon be renovated, raised and moved for a fifth time — about 30 feet closer to the water — as part of a waterfront development project. (Credit: Andrew Lepre)

Its location has changed at least four times in less than a century, but one thing pretty much has stayed the same. Throughout its history, the building that’s become known locally as the Galley Ho has served the North Fork food industry in some capacity.

At least, when it wasn’t vacant, as it is today.

From the 1940s into the 21st century, it was a place where locals and visitors to New Suffolk could snack on seafood and have a drink. From the 19th century until before World War II, the simple rectangular structure was involved in the wholesale side of the food business — specifically, making oyster barrels. (more…)

12/05/14 8:00am
12/05/2014 8:00 AM
The wooden posts erected Sunday along New Suffolk Waterfront's property cuts off some land on which visitors to the hamlet's business district normally park to shop or eat. Now, if cars were to park in rows alongside one another, they'd be encroaching on First Street. (Credit: Cyndi Murray)

The wooden posts erected Sunday along New Suffolk Waterfront’s property cuts off some land on which visitors to the hamlet’s business district normally park to shop or eat. Now, if cars were to park in rows alongside one another, they’d be encroaching on First Street. (Credit: Cyndi Murray)

Weeks after the New Suffolk Waterfront Fund’s controversial plan to operate a commercial restaurant on its First Street property was approved by the Southold Town Planning Board, the nonprofit learned this week it will have to submit a revised site plan.

That’s because, on Sunday, the waterfront fund erected wooden posts marking the line of its First Street property in New Suffolk, directly across the street from Legends Restaurant.  (more…)

08/28/14 8:00am
08/28/2014 8:00 AM
The former Galley Ho across the street from Legends and Summer Girl boutique on First Street’s New Suffolk Waterfront Fund land. (Credit: Barbaraellen Koch)

The former Galley Ho across the street from Legends and Summer Girl boutique on First Street’s New Suffolk Waterfront Fund land. (Credit: Barbaraellen Koch)

Faced with concerns from some neighbors — as well as the county health department — members of the New Suffolk Waterfront Fund have amended portions of their proposal to operate a commercial restaurant on a section of the nonprofit’s 2.3-acre First Street property. (more…)

08/21/14 4:00pm
08/21/2014 4:00 PM
The former Galley Ho across the street from Legends and Summer Girl boutique on First Street’s New Suffolk Waterfront Fund land. (Credit: Barbaraellen Koch)

The former Galley Ho across the street from Legends and Summer Girl boutique on First Street in New Suffolk. (Credit: Barbaraellen Koch)

Hoping to get a better sense of the community’s feeling toward New Suffolk Waterfront Fund’s controversial proposal to turn the vacant Galley Ho building into a 66-seat restaurant, another New Suffolk community group is mailing out a survey to hamlet residents.  (more…)