After recent debates over Southold Town Supervisor Scott Russell’s idea for a moratorium on new winery, brewery and distillery development, Mr. Russell and a representative of the Long Island Wine Council spoke at the Mattituck Chamber of Commerce meeting Wednesday night about the proposal. READ
Southold Town Supervisor Scott Russell has suggested a temporary moratorium on new winery, brewery and distillery applications, saying the town needs time to revamp the “sparse” codes it has for regulating the industries. READ
Sports East, a multi-sport athletics club proposed for Main Road in Mattituck, is officially back from the dead.
But the proposal, which has drawn both widespread public support and some pointed criticism from neighbors and community leaders, now faces a hurdle to clear: does it meet the Southold Town code’s definition of an “annual membership club?” READ
Southold Town Supervisor Scott Russell is proposing to double the limits of the town’s current zoning rules in order to increase affordable housing rental units across the North Fork. READ
An owner of Southold Farm + Cellar — whose business has been in limbo for months after his family closed it voluntarily and then opened back up on a limited schedule not long after — told town officials he would accept certain restrictions on his small winery as part of any approval to reopen given by the Zoning Board of Appeals. READ
Opinions about a proposed Southold Town code change that would define and regulate aquaculture uses fell into two camps at Tuesday night’s public hearing. READ
As of now in Southold Town, those who raise shellfish on underwater properties could set up a stand to sell their clams or oysters — they would just have to do so out on the water, where they grow them.
And they better hope their customers have masks and flippers handy.
Town officials are looking to change that by changing town code, a move that would put these aquaculturists on the same footing as traditional farmers when it comes to being able to set up farm stands.