It was all smiles Thursday morning as representatives from PSEG-LI, Shelter Island Town, the Heights Property Owners Corporation and Greenport Village gathered outside the North Ferry office to celebrate the successful completion of a seven-month project to install underwater electrical cables that would guarantee Shelter Island reliable electricity to meet peak demands during summer months. READ
The Southold Town Board has officially notified local wineries that food trucks are not a permitted use within the town code. Southold Town Supervisor Scott Russell and Councilman Bill Ruland, member of the Agricultural Advisory Committee, met with local winery representatives at an informal meeting June 1. READ
Homeowners on Ruch Lane in Southold submitted a petition to the Town Board Tuesday evening asking it to re-evaluate a 2007 local law that prohibits new docks over wetlands at Hashamomuck Pond.
Attorney Patricia Moore, a Ruch Lane resident, submitted the petition. READ
Brinkmann Hardware, a family-owned business with fives stores on Long Island, including VanKemenade Paint in Jamesport, has submitted a site plan for a new store to the Planning Board for further review, despite having faced an unwelcoming crowd in September at a Mattituck-Laurel Civic Association meeting. READ
Tours of federally owned Plum Island have been halted by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, citing pending litigation and the anticipated relocation of operations from the island. READ
The Southold Town Board on Tuesday voted to withdraw a proposed rental code that would require town permits for rentals and set a new hearing for a modified version of the law. (more…)
Representatives from Vineyard View, the proposed 50-unit affordable housing development in Greenport, met with members of Southold Town Planning Board Monday afternoon to discuss comments from the preliminary hearing held on June 5. READ
Congressman Lee Zeldin (R-Shirley) sat down with this newspaper’s editors and reporters last Monday to talk about issues, both national and local, including immigration, special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation into alleged collusion between the Trump campaign and Russia, the gun debate and allegations surrounding Environmental Protection Agency administrator Scott Pruitt, including his asking a staffer to contact a Chick-fil-A executive about securing a franchise for his wife. . READ
The Southold Town Board and Agricultural Advisory Committee met in a joint work session Wednesday night to discuss the current code as it relates to farming. READ
The Southold Town Board last Tuesday officially filled vacancies on both the Planning Board and Zoning Board of Appeals.
Mary Eisenstein was chosen to replace William Cremers, who retired in September and died last month. READ