Governor Andrew Cuomo on Tuesday told the U.S. Secretary of Commerce that the state will sue the Department of Commerce and fishery regulatory bodies if changes aren’t made to the fluke quota, which he says hurt New York’s economy and commercial fishing families.
Traffic, affordable housing and agritainment were among several issues discussed by this year’s Southold Town Board candidates on Saturday at a community forum in Orient.
Members of Southold’s Historic Preservation Commission are requesting the town designate the Plum Island lighthouse and Fort Terry as town landmarks to put pressure on the federal government to better maintain the historical sites. READ
Work on the widening of Main Street in Greenport Village got underway last week and is expected to continue for several more weeks, according to village administrator Paul Pallas.
Staging for the electrical cabling that will serve Shelter Island got underway in Greenport Wednesday morning, with drilling on the project expected to begin there Monday.
In response to the fast-growing popularity of pickleball, Southold Town is considering constructing three courts at Tasker Park in Peconic dedicated solely to the sport, which is played with a small racquet and a whiffle ball.
Southold Town Supervisor Scott Russell is urging the town’s transportation commission to reconsider a proposal to establish a weight limit on Peconic Bay Boulevard.
Southold Town’s alcohol farm products working group faces a hefty task. Since May, the group has been trying to develop recommendations on how town code should address wineries, breweries, distilleries and cideries. READ
Riverhead Town officials are hoping to get grant money to fund two major projects.
One is the so-called scoot train, which would run between the Riverhead and Greenport train stations while establishing a series of “feeder” bus loops to take riders from the stations to other nearby attractions. READ
The Greenport Village Planning Board on Thursday tabled a discussion on a plan to bring Jet Ski tours in Greenport so that the applicant could submit a site plan application.