A petition signed by over 1,200 people — more than half of Fishers Island’s peak summer population — was presented to Southold Town Supervisor Scott Russell last Wednesday, during the Town Board’s annual meeting on the island. The petition asked the board to follow through on promised sidewalk repairs and assist with a bicycle path extension. READ
The Southold Town Board approved a resolution Tuesday supporting a Suffolk County Community Development Block Grant grant application on behalf of Fishers Island’s nonprofit Walsh Park Benevolent Corporation. READ
A roughly 100-year-old eyesore in Fishers Island might see renovations in the coming months.
If approved, a new site plan put before the town Planning Board Monday could convert a pre-existing building on Hound Lane into a 2,815-square-foot restaurant on the first floor and construct a 2,329-square-foot second story intended for two apartments. READ
Crewmembers from Coast Guard Station New London rescued two fishermen after they abandoned a sinking commercial fishing vessel near Fishers Island Sunday morning. READ
The National Weather Service confirmed a weak tornado touched down on Fishers Island Monday morning.
The EF0 tornado sustained maximum winds of 65-85 mph when it hit the island. It started as a waterspout and became a tornado when it made landfall 7:35 a.m. before heading back out over the water, according to preliminary reports from the National Weather Service. READ
Southold Town passed a $290,000 bond for the increase and improvement of facilities of the Fishers Island Ferry District last Tuesday night.
The bond will cover replacement engines on the MV Munnatawket estimated to cost a maximum of $150,000. The Silver Eel Channel will also be dredged for a maximum cost of $140,000. READ
Parcels on Fishers Island may now be included in Southold Town Hamlet Density Residential District.
Following a public hearing, the Town Board voted Tuesday to amend Chapter 280 of the zoning code. Currently, Article V states that the purpose of the Hamlet Density Residential District is to permit a mix of housing types and a level of residential density appropriate to areas in and around the major hamlet centers, “particularly” Mattituck, Cutchogue, Southold, Orient, the Village of Greenport and, now, Fishers Island. READ
At an upcoming board meeting, Southold Town officials are expected to approve a $620,000 capital bond dedicated for sidewalk repairs and installations on Fishers Island. READ
Six affordable housing units are coming to the Hound Lane “Freight Building” on Fishers Island.
Spearheaded by the not-for-profit Walsh Park Benevolent Corporation, the project was discussed during the town’s annual Fishers Island meeting Wednesday. READ
The Fishers Island Utility Co. is stressing a need for year-round housing for its workers, which it says is critical to its services and the safety of an island reachable only by water or air. READ