04/29/17 6:00am
04/29/2017 6:00 AM

Over the past year, Southold Town’s engineering department has had “unprecedented” access to the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation’s shellfish lab, allowing for additional water quality testing that could show some previously closed water bodies will be suitable for shellfishing, according to town engineer Michael Collins.

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04/13/17 5:55am
04/13/2017 5:55 AM

Orient groups are continuing their efforts to purchase and preserve the Orient United Methodist Church building on Village Lane and are looking for support from Southold Town.

Oysterponds Historical Society vice president Ed Caufield and Orient Association president Bob Hanlon said Tuesday that one goal is to create a coalition between Suffolk County and the town, both of which have set aside funds for land preservation, so the town won’t bear the financial burden alone.

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03/23/17 4:00pm
03/23/2017 4:00 PM

After more than two years of work, the Southold Town Planning Board has finalized the land use chapter of the town’s comprehensive plan.

During Tuesday’s Town Board work session, Planning Board chairman Don Wilcenski described the land use chapter of the Southold 2020 comprehensive plan as difficult to tackle because it provides zoning recommendations.

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03/03/17 5:45am
03/03/2017 5:45 AM

Art Tillman

Although Southold Town Board members discussed reservations they have about a bill in the state Legislature to create a Peconic Bay Regional Transportation Council during a work session last month, Supervisor Scott Russell said Tuesday they haven’t dismissed it altogether.

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03/01/17 3:11pm
03/01/2017 3:11 PM

Lucharitos

Greenport Village is set to become a case study for coastal communities around the country in terms of reducing plastic waste at local eateries.

The Product Stewardship Institute, which examines the environmental, health and safety impacts of consumer products, will evaluate how four Greenport businesses — Alice’s Fish Market, Bruce & Son, Lucharitos and Tikal.1 — can cut down on common single-use plastics that may wind up on beaches or in the water.

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