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03/24/16 4:45pm
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East Marion residents packed Wednesday night’s Board of Trustees meeting to oppose a 28-building spa and wellness center first proposed in 2003 — and Board President John Bredemeyer noted discrepancies in the proposal itself, putting any approval for certain permits the project needs on hold until a later date.

A majority of the seats in the Southold Town Hall meeting room were occupied when the last agenda item during Wednesday evening’s public hearing was called: a wetland permit and coastal erosion permit for the proposed hotel, wellness center and spa — locally known as the Oki-Do.

The audience, almost entirely comprised of East Marion residents, all felt similarly about the project: it doesn’t belong in their hamlet. READ

05/21/15 10:00am
05/21/2015 10:00 AM
The town adopted regulations for flyboarding (pictured) at a meeting on March 18. (Credit: Paul Squire)

Flyboarding may require trustee approval in Southold Town. (Credit: Paul Squire, file)

The Southold Town Trustees are asking that Town Board members consider legislation that would require any business proposing flyboard operations in town waters to first get approval from the Trustees.  (more…)

10/19/14 10:15am
10/19/2014 10:15 AM
The candidates for a Southold Town Trustee seat, Abigail Field and David Bergen, at Saturday's debate. (Credit: Tim Gannon)

The candidates for Southold Town Trustee, Democratic challenger Abigail Field and Republican incumbent Dave Bergen, at Saturday’s debate. (Credit: Tim Gannon)

The two candidates in the Southold Town Trustee special election agreed on most of the issues at an East Marion Community Association debate Saturday.

The Nov. 4 trustee election pits Republican incumbent Dave Bergen against Democratic challenger Abigail Field.  (more…)

02/13/14 1:57pm
02/13/2014 1:57 PM
CARRIE MILLER PHOTO | Southold Town Trustees Michael Domino, John Bredemeyer, Jim King, and Charles Sanders listen as the Southampton Town Trustees' attorney discusses the injunction.

Southold Trustees Michael Domino, John Bredemeyer, Jim King and Charles Sanders listen as a Southampton Trustees’ attorney discusses an injunction Wednesday night. (Carrie Miller photo)

Southampton Town Trustees were hit with a court injunction Wednesday afternoon that’s forcing the 374-year institution to stop conducting official business, as the Board of Trustees was ordered to turn over all of its finances to Southampton Town. (more…)

11/04/13 9:00am
11/04/2013 9:00 AM

KATHARINE SCHROEDER FILE PHOTO | A freshly shucked scallop on the half-shell.

Sunrise today marked the official opening of scalloping season on the North Fork.

Area baymen are heading out into state and Southold Town waters in search of the Atlantic bay scallop, found mostly in the small bays and harbors of the Peconic Bay, according to the state Department of Environmental Conservation.

Ed Densieski, a baymen from Riverhead said, “you never really know what to expect until the first day of the season.”

He has gone out scouting bay waters for baby scallops, and said he was hopeful it was going to be a good season.

According to the Peconic Estuary Program, during scalloping’s height about 500,000 pounds of bay scallops a season could be harvested from bay waters – equaling almost $2 million in dockside value.

But the scallop population was soon decimated following the first appearance of brown tide in 1985.

The sought-after shellfish has since been making a comeback over the past decade, according to the Cornell Cooperative Extension of Suffolk County.

In Southold and Riverhead Town waters, commercial fisherman are limited to five bushels of scallops per person per day.

Two or more people occupying the same boat may take not more than 10 bushels of scallops per day for commercial purposes.

Recreational fisherman can harvest a limit of one bushel per person per day.