The Town Board is exploring various zoning options that could bring more recreational uses into town.
Several proposals have been made over the years by people looking to create different recreational hubs, such as an indoor laser tag facility or a cheerleading camp, but current town code doesn’t accommodate such uses, according to Supervisor Scott Russell. READ
Earlier this month, the Southold Town Board voted to cancel an agreement with the engineering firm that conducted a study examining traffic solutions for the Mattituck hamlet center, including the intersection of Route 25, Love Lane and Old Sound Road, which has long been a safety concern. READ
UPDATE, July 24: A Mattituck man crashed into a Florida woman last Wednesday when he was trying to make a left turn from the westbound lane of Route 48 onto Mill Lane in Mattituck, but failed to yield to the right of way of the woman who was going eastbound on Route 48, the report states.
The man said there were large construction barrels and heavy dust from road work, so he did not see the woman coming, causing him to strike the rear passenger side, according to Southold Town Police.
Two people were being airlifted following a two-car crash in Mattituck Wednesday afternoon, according to the Mattituck Fire Department.
Their conditions are not clear.
The state Department of Health released its full report on the possible impact of regulating marijuana in New York State last week, recommending that recreational use be legalized.
Gov. Andrew Cuomo ordered the assessment in January. The 74-page report includes a review of health, criminal justice, public safety, economic and educational impacts. READ
Commercial fisherman in New York are in the midst of a fluke fishing closure that will run until the end of the month.
The closure began Sunday, and when it reopens Aug. 1, fishermen will be limited to a daily limit of 50 pounds of fluke. READ
The Peconic Estuary Program will host a salt marsh workshop Saturday for volunteers who will help prepare plants for use in one of Long Island’s first living shoreline projects. READ
New York is getting closer to legal marijuana.
Those were the first eight words of a recent New York Times story following the announcement by New York State Health Commissioner Howard Zucker that he would soon issue a recommendation that the drug be legalized for recreational use in the state. READ
The Southold Town Board of Trustees and shellfish advisory committee are warning that animal agriculture at Fresh & Co. site in Orient could impact nearby waterways and are offering input on ways to mitigate any potential contamination. READ
Greenport Village was one of hundreds of locations across the country Saturday where rallies were held to denounce the separation of migrant children from their families and to demand they be reunited.
In a meeting meant to discuss ideas for potential traffic solutions with local businesses, a message of those at the roundtable was that there is no “silver bullet” to solve traffic problems and that it’ll take a piecemeal approach to make a difference. READ