A peek inside this week’s issue of The Suffolk Times

KATHARINE SCHROEDER PHOTO | Three cheers for the folks in blue. There were plenty more cheers than that, actually, for the Southold Fire Department band as well as the department's nonmusical members as they marched down Main Street during the department's 125th anniversary parade Saturday.

Read all these stories and more in this week’s edition of the Suffolk Times, on newsstands now:


Levy responds to environmentalist’s charge county ‘raided’ funds






Environmentalists are charging county lawmakers “illegally raided” funds slated for open space preservation and drinking water protection programs to balance next year’s budget without getting voter approval in the form of a mandatory referendum. But in defending the move, County Executive Steve Levy called charges by Pine Barrens Society head Richard Amper “outrageous lies.”

Greenport BID site’s $22K price tag irks some members






New websites launched by both the Village of Greenport and the Greenport Business Improvement District are likely to please online visitors, but a controversy has arisen among some BID members over the cost of that group’s new site.

Is proposed Southold riding academy agriculture or commerce?

Neighbors of a proposed riding academy on Ackerly Pond Lane in Southold aren’t happy with the prospect of a large new facility, which they fear would introduce a commercial atmosphere into a residential area.

Town budget shows state tax cap isn’t what it seems

When is a 2 percent tax hike closer to 3 percent? When the state says so.

Southold Town, Greenport Village at odds over fire payment

The new state-imposed 2 percent cap on annual tax increases is at the crux of a dispute between Greenport Village and Southold Town over the town’s payments for fire protection in communities just outside the village.

Greenport woman is out picking up your trash






You’re walking through Greenport eating an ice cream cone and when you finish, you toss the napkin — where?

More news …


Editorial: State tax cap won’t save us

Now we get to see how shortsighted the state’s 2 percent tax cap really is.

Column: Just another helicopter cop-out

All I can say it’s a good thing 7-Eleven doesn’t sell surface-to-air missiles.

More opinion …


Football: Porters hit defensive wall in Shoreham






Last year, during a dreadful 0-8 high school football season, the Shoreham-Wading River Wildcats received quite a bit of criticism. They were shut out four times and managed a less-than-grand total of four touchdowns and 30 points the entire season. At times the scoreboard was turned off at halftime of games.

More sports …

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