After being destroyed in an electrical fire in 2015, First Universalist Church of Southold is in the process of being rebuilt.
The fire at the Main Road church started around 11:30 p.m. Saturday, March 14, 2015. More than 150 firefighters from a half-dozen departments responded to the scene. The church was a century and a half old when it was lost. READ
Nearly a month after the Southold Planning Board approved the controversial Tenedios Agricultural Barn, known as Fresh & Co., the property will likely see even more changes.
The amended site plan would add a 1,440-square-foot greenhouse to the 34.5-acre farmland at the corner of Narrow River Road and Route 25 in Orient. READ
An eight-bedroom bayfront estate in Cutchogue’s Nassau Point that sold for $8.9 million in 2017 may be demolished to make way for a smaller, more efficient home, according to a variance request presented to the Zoning Board of Appeals.
Greenport Union Free School District has unveiled an ambitious $29.8 million proposal to transform the current school building, improve security and upgrade athletic facilities, among other changes. Superintendent David Gamberg presented the plan at a special Board of Education meeting Tuesday. READ
As budget season begins for school districts across the state, local administrators are evaluating how much of the $27.7 billion in state aid they can expect.
The figures from Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s proposed budget show a year-to-year funding increase of $956 million, or 3.6 percent, according to documents released by the Department of Education. Most districts in Southold and Riverhead Towns are expected to see varying levels of increases. READ
A clustered housing development in Mattituck remained in question Monday evening after the Planning Board postponed approval of its plan for the required inclusion of affordable housing.
The project, known as The Koehler Family Limited Partnership, involves construction of homes on a 14.9 acres on New Suffolk Avenue and Marratooka Road. The idea has been controversial among neighbors in the past. READ
Students, faculty and community members calling Southold schools may have taken note of the different phone number for the district as of this academic year.
Audio and visual specialist Erik Kehl and network and systems specialist Tom Schade presented the reason for the phone number change and additional security updates at Wednesday’s board meeting. READ
The Greenport Village Board held a public hearing Thursday to receive community feedback on adding 72-hour parking regulations to the Fourth Street parking lot owned by the Metropolitan Transportation Agency. READ
Satur Farms in Cutchogue has issued a recall of mesclun and baby spinach after a sample tested positive for Salmonella bacteria, according to U.S. Food and Drug Administration. READ
Greenport Village will see a contested election this year as two newcomers and one incumbent battle for two trustee positions.
Lily Dougherty-Johnson and Cindy Pease Roe announced plans to run alongside incumbent Jack Martilotta, whose four-year term on the Greenport Village Board expires this March. Both Ms. Dougherty-Johnson and Ms. Pease Roe said they’re collecting 50 signatures from village residents to meet the requirement to run. READ