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02/01/19 6:00am
02/01/2019 6:00 AM

New legislation introduced by Assemblyman Fred Thiele (I-Sag Harbor) could allow the five East End towns to establish a Town Community Housing Fund.

If created, the fund could be used to provide financial assistance to first-time homebuyers, create opportunities for owning and rental housing, rehabilitating existing buildings for community housing, counseling and education impact payment to local school districts under the proposed legislation. READ

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11/22/16 3:14pm
11/22/2016 3:14 PM


As Southold Town uses its Community Preservation Fund to buy land and development rights for open space, some people are asking why that money can’t also be spent on a $1,000 annual bonus for those who own historic houses.


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11/10/16 12:50pm
11/10/2016 12:50 PM


Only 17 properties in Southold Town would currently qualify for an exemption to the 2-percent land transfer tax that funds the Community Preservation Fund, according to an analysis done for the town by assistant town attorney Damon Hagan. The exemption was passed in 2014 for first-time homebuyers to help low and moderate-income residents purchase their first home. READ

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11/08/16 7:50pm

Congressman Lee Zeldin defeats Anna Throne-Holst

Hours before President-elect Donald Trump delivered his acceptance speech Tuesday night — and prior to polls closing in states he won like Alaska, Montana and Idaho — the victory party was on at the Emporium in Patchogue.