Suffolk County legislators may add controlled substances, including opioids, to the social host law that currently applies to the consumption of alcohol by minors.
The addition has been proposed in Nassau County and Suffolk lawmakers are expected to draft a similar bill. READ
Should speed limits in the Village of Greenport be reduced to 25 mph?
That’s a question village officials have been debating recently, with some insisting that the current 30 mph limit is not effective. READ
To stay on track toward completion of Southold Town’s Comprehensive Plan by 2020, the planning department is asking for some help to get a chapter on transportation and infrastructure done. READ
A public hearing on proposed amendments to the town’s entertainment and special events law, including one that would give the Southold Town Board the responsibility of approving or denying special events permits, is set for Tuesday, March 13. READ
Residents across the North Fork got their first introduction last weekend to seven individuals who will vie for the Democratic nomination to challenge Republican Congressman Lee Zeldin in November. READ
New York State highway crews will remove the remaining ‘I ♥ NY’ signs throughout the state in the face of losing a reported $14 million in federal funding.
The ones in Orient were removed in July 2016, shortly after they first went up, after an outcry from state and local officials. One, smaller one, remains in Riverhead on the Long Island Expressway. READ
With no local government interested in being a project sponsor at this time, the creation of a Hashamomuck Cove taxing district to pay for work along a 1.6 mile stretch of Long Island Sound will be explored, officials said.
The idea of a taxing district came up after a Wednesday morning roundtable with local officials on the Army Corps of Engineers’ proposed $14.5 million plan to bolster the waterfront at the cove.
Southold Town has several ongoing grant projects, with others expected to begin in 2018.
The Pike Street parking lot in Mattituck saw drainage improvements in 2017. Other work, thanks to a $60,000 Suffolk County Downtown Revitalization grant, will include new curbs, updated sidewalks, new asphalt and 14 new parking spaces. READ
Southold Town is applying for a Suffolk County grant to track bacteria sources in several shellfish harvest areas that have been recommended by the town’s shellfish advisory committee. READ
Newly proposed legislation would pave the way to allow East End towns to establish a fund that would assist first-time homebuyers with up to half of the purchase price. READ