A Lake Ronkonkoma man who was injured after falling about 20 feet through a collapsed floor at an abandoned factory building in East Marion factory is claiming that both Southold Town and Suffolk County were negligent in securing the property, contributing to his injuries. READ
Southold Town will consider a pilot program to control the tick population at its preserves. READ
Southold Town Supervisor Scott Russell recently attended the first meeting of a group of Suffolk County town and village officials looking to find ways to reduce costs by consolidating services. READ
The Southold Town Board unanimously approved Tuesday night a $630,000 plan to install solar panels at its animal shelter, a move officials say will reduce energy costs and provide shade for the shelter.
A portion of a controversial fence bordering the Old Town Arts & Crafts Guild property in Cutchogue has been removed.
The fence was installed in November by the owners of an adjacent retail center and has since been a focus of concern among guild members and officials. READ
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.
A state Supreme Court Justice has dismissed a Greenport woman’s lawsuit seeking to overturn a 2016 Southold Town Zoning Board of Appeals ruling related to the short-term rental law. The court rejected her claim that renting her home for fewer than 14 days should be permitted as a grandfathered use. READ
The topic of zoning alone rarely draws much a crowd to a meeting. But when a specific development application is up for discussion, said Southold Town Supervisor Scott Russell, “we get 200 people out.” READ
The Southold Town Planning Board held public hearings last week on several additions proposed to vineyards — discussions that took on greater meaning in the wake of Supervisor Scott Russell’s proposed moratorium on new wineries. READ
As the vote to approve a Southold Town budget that would raise taxes more than 7.5 percent was called, board members expressed concerns. They said they understood the concerns of residents, but most said their hands were tied by a “dire set of circumstances,” largely the deteriorating state of some local roads. READ