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04/28/18 6:00am
04/28/2018 6:00 AM

Southold Town plans to make it clear that a portion of Old Sound Avenue extending west from the intersection of Love Lane and Route 25 in Mattituck is one way only.

“There’s been a lot of concern with traffic still disobeying the one-way,” town engineer Jamie Richter said at Tuesday’s work session. Old Sound Avenue only becomes a two-way street at Westphalia Avenue. — READ

02/26/15 10:21pm
02/26/2015 10:21 PM
Scott Russell responds to questions following his State of the Town address Thursday. (Credit: Grant Parpan)

Scott Russell responds to questions following his State of the Town address Thursday. (Credit: Grant Parpan)

Southold Town Supervisor Scott Russell stressed the need for community input on several key issues, including affordable housing and helicopter noise, in his sixth annual “State of the Town” address Thursday night.  (more…)

02/12/15 6:00am
02/12/2015 6:00 AM
Southold Town Justice Court Director Leanne Reilly thumbs through files in the court's conference room. (Credit: Paul Squire)

Southold Town Justice Court Director Leanne Reilly thumbs through files in the court’s conference room. (Credit: Paul Squire)

Southold Town Justice Court director Leanne Reilly stood in the town’s jury room Tuesday afternoon thumbing through files. It got that name since it’s where deliberations are held during trials.

Of course it’s also known as the conference room, thanks to the many meetings held at the shiny oak table in the center of the space.

And if there was a location you’d call the records room within the Southold Town Justice Court this one would be it, with dozens of boxes containing more than a decade’s worth of court files stored around its perimeter.

The court safe is secured here, too. One doesn’t have to be an expert in courthouse design to understand this setup is less than ideal, and it would be hard to find a soul at Southold Town Hall who would argue against that point.

Figuring out how to address the problem is something the Southold Town Board will be tasked with in the months to come, as members consider building a new facility or reconfiguring existing town buildings to create a safer, more efficient justice court.  (more…)