The U.S. House of Representatives passed an appropriations bill Friday in the latest attempt to save Plum Island from being sold.
Offered by Representative Lee Zeldin (R-Shirley), the legislation allows Congress to stop the General Services Administration from using appropriations to market the sale of Plum Island “while we continue to fight for a permanent solution that will preserve the island for conservation and education,” Mr. Zeldin said on the floor Friday morning. READ
Southold Town Supervisor Scott Russell said he’s received an overwhelming response from hotel, motel and bed-and-breakfast owners who oppose the proposed Peconic Tourism Marketing District meant to generate tourism promotion funds in the five East End towns. (more…)
Croteaux Vineyards’ tasting room will not be permitted to open for the season.
At a Southold Town Board meeting Tuesday night, neighbor Matilde Busana said she wondered “what the situation is with Croteaux” ahead of this summer and in light of last July’s ZBA decision, which denied a variance for the business’s tasting room. She said she wanted to know if neighbors who live near the vineyard should “brace ourselves” for the traffic she said tasting room visitors bring. READ
The Southold Town Board approved a bond resolution last Wednesday with an eye toward acquiring a 10.4-acre parcel in Peconic for a town recreational use — or as a potential site for the Sports East athletic facility, Supervisor Scott Russell confirmed Tuesday. READ
The Southold Town Board is considering a roundtable to get closer to a firm decision on whether to sponsor a project to build a berm at Hashamomuck Cove and renourish the shorefront every five years. READ
Managing Southold Town’s beaches has become an expensive task and the question now is how to reduce those costs, according to town officials.
Interested in visiting New Suffolk beach this summer? You may want to walk, because according to numerous residents there’s nowhere to park.
Southold Town Supervisor Scott Russell said Thursday he will propose legislation this year to encourage affordable housing development by allowing apartments in commercial properties.
During his annual “State of the Town” at Town Hall, Mr. Russell said he’s proposing to change town code to allow apartments as a primary use in commercial zones. Currently, apartments are only allowed as accessory uses above stores.
Village Trustee Doug Roberts’ criticism of Southold Town Police Department coverage of Greenport will prompt a meeting between board members and town officials.
It’s been nearly two months since Southold Town petitioned the Federal Aviation Administration to reconsider its decision to extend the North Shore helicopter route, which has led to noise complaints from East End residents.