Looking Back: The top stories of the past week

KATHARINE SCHOEDER PHOTO | Many weather forecasts suggest a tired and true way to beat the heat after predicting high tempertaures, which will hit 90-plus this week, by adding 'cooler at the shore.' Here a couple takes advantage of that temperature differential while enjoying the end of a warm summer evening at Kenney's Beach in Southold.














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Political season has begun early in Southold this year

Remember the old political axiom that Southold’s politicking season doesn’t begin until after Labor Day? Well, forget it.

Photos: Setting up for the Cole Bros. Circus in Greenport






Workers prepare for the Cole Bros. Circus of the Stars, which premieres on the Greenport Polo Grounds Wednesday evening.

Update: Town Board discusses Goldsmith Inlet watershed management plan






The town, several environmental groups and a number of other organizations are pulling on their boots to try to save Goldsmith Inlet.

Southold Town adopts first-ever noise ordinance






Southold Town adopted its first-ever noise ordinance Tuesday afternoon in a unanimous vote, becoming the last town on Long Island to limit noise within its boundaries.

Talk turns to protecting Southold’s ‘character’






After a poorly attended first meeting two weeks ago on Southold’s new comprehensive plan, residents packed a lively second session Thursday night to discuss what’s so special about Southold, and what should be done to keep it that way.

More news …


Editorial: The sound of change

It’s finally done. Southold is no longer the only town on Long Island without a noise ordinance. The Town Board erased that distinction with a unanimous vote Tuesday night.

Column: We’re so gay, and much better off

If you had asked me before last week, when the 2010 census data was released, I would have said Fire Island is Long Island’s “gayest” community. But Fire Island incorporates several municipal jurisdictions and thus does not show up in the census as an entity unto itself.

More opinion …


Boys Soccer: It’s GMTD for two Mattituck forwards






The motto has been passed down from one Mattituck High School boys soccer team to another through the years.

Girls Soccer: Zurawski’s soccer pedigree serves her well






She may be listed as a freshman on the Mattituck High School girls soccer roster, but Nikki Zurawski plays beyond her years.

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