Check out all these stories and more in this week’s edition of The Suffolk Times, available on newsstands now.
The Southold recycling war is over and the town has prevailed. After a months-long battle between the town and Go-Green Sanitation, the Riverhead-based trash hauling company has conceded that its customers need to separate recyclable materials from their trash prior to pickup, and that the company must make separate runs to collect garbage and recyclables such as cans, glass and paper.
Page 1, posted online April 27
Parker Wickham, who converted part of his family’s potato farm into an airfield after World War II and pursued a lifelong love of things mechanical, particularly rare antique cars, died at his Mattituck home Friday surrounded by family. He was 90.
Page 2, posted online April 28
As the federal government’s plan to sell Plum Island continues along slowly, Southold Town is hoping to propose zoning for the island by this fall.
Page 3, posted online April 26
Comments were scarce Tuesday night at a Town Board hearing on whether Southold should require garbage haulers to obtain a town permit.
Page 4, posted online April 28
Most of Santa’s Christmas Tree Farm in Cutchogue was preserved by Southold Town this week, despite an ongoing controversy over owner Lewis Edson’s use of a large barn on the property as a retail store.
Page 4, posted online April 29
If it weren’t for the tenacity and courage of a small band of North Fork farmers, some of whom have been working the land here for generations, all of us — on both forks — would be living in the shadow of nuclear plants with the same design as the destroyed plants that are devastating Japan.
Ten years after Mattituck’s Leo Club quietly began providing assistance to community members in need, the high school branch of the Lions Club has suddenly exploded in size.
Page 6, posted online April 22
When Richard Cifarelli acquired a handsome barn back in 1996, he knew it was going to be quite a project to turn it into a home.
Posted online April 26
What doesn’t fly — or sail — in Riverhead might in Greenport Village. At least that’s the thinking of Ed Graham, who asked the Village Board Monday night to rent him and his group dock space for what he described as a “cocktail boat” that would run excursions on which passengers could purchase drinks and hors d’oeuvres and light snacks.
Posted online April 27
You could forgive the Southold outfielders if at times they were daydreaming Tuesday afternoon against The Stony Brook School. The way junior Kyle Clausen was pitching, the First Settlers had little use for outfielders.
Posted April 26