05/21/15 10:00am
05/21/2015 10:00 AM
The town adopted regulations for flyboarding (pictured) at a meeting on March 18. (Credit: Paul Squire)

Flyboarding may require trustee approval in Southold Town. (Credit: Paul Squire, file)

The Southold Town Trustees are asking that Town Board members consider legislation that would require any business proposing flyboard operations in town waters to first get approval from the Trustees.  (more…)

05/14/15 8:00am
05/14/2015 8:00 AM
Shaka Flyboarding owner and operator Brian Carrick explains the details of his new company to the Greenport Planning Board last week. (Credit: Paul Squire)

Shaka Flyboarding owner and operator Brian Carrick explains the details of his new company to the Greenport Planning Board last week. (Credit: Paul Squire)

When we first heard a flyboarding business was being proposed in Greenport, we cringed.

Having just spent months covering a debate about whether to allow the activity in Riverhead, we prepared for another painstaking process to unfold in the village. Then the business, which will operate off Preston’s dock, was quickly approved(more…)

05/09/15 10:00am
05/09/2015 10:00 AM
A logo for the new flyboarding company coming to Greenport. (Credit: Courtesy)

A logo for the new flyboarding company coming to Greenport. (Credit: Courtesy)

For nine months, the Riverhead Town Board debated, discussed and argued over whether to allow flyboarding, a new extreme watersport involving a jetpack-like device strapped to users feet. Eventually the board kicked the sport out of Town waters and into the Peconic.

But it took two weeks for Greenport Village give the sport a green light.  (more…)