During a short visit to Winter Park, Colo., I was impressed by how this small town prepares for their seasonal visitors. Winter Park has a permanent population of 999 people (2010 Census). It can host up to 20,000 visitors during the peak of their ski season. Big topics among town officials include the impact on parking, traffic congestion, DUI, increased carbon emissions, etc. …
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The first day in 1973 that my then-husband, Alex, and I arrived on the farm we’d bought in Cutchogue, on Long Island’s North Fork, to plant the region’s first vineyard, our neighbor Jeanie Zuhoski welcomed us on our long farm road bearing a home-baked pie. READ
Christmas came early for Suffolk County voters in the form of a New York State Supreme Court decision on preserving farmland. READ
Earlier this spring, I began working through the application process with Southold Town to build a production brewery on an industrially zoned parcel located on the corner of Oregon Road and Cox Lane in Cutchogue. Work sessions gave way to a public hearing, and then to more work sessions, as our team worked to address any concerns the Planning Board and planning department had with our site plan.
With a very important Election Day coming up Nov. 8 and a lot on the line for our land of the free and home of the brave — by and for the people — here’s what America’s founding fathers believed:
“Our Constitution was made only for a moral and religious people,” declared John Adams, America’s second president.
This Election Day, voters on the North Fork can take a huge step to improve water quality and preserve open space and farmland. Since 1999, the Community Preservation Fund has raised over $1 billion for land and historic preservation in East Hampton, Riverhead, Shelter Island, Southampton and Southold, which cover 40 percent of Suffolk County’s land.
The Army Corps of Engineers’ proposal to mitigate coastal erosion at Hashamomuck Cove is ill advised and will prove to be a measure by which taxpayer money is flushed into the sea (“Concerns over Hashamomuck,” Sept. 22).
Robert Fox’s letter (“Blame the rodents,” April 14) concerning the report of Southold’s tick working group is very useful. It reveals major reasons why it has been so difficult to make progress on our deer-related problems, including the present risk of contracting dangerous tick-borne diseases in our town.
For more than 35 years, I’d been looking longingly at a picture of a lighthouse on a spectacular headland jutting into the Atlantic near the westernmost tip of the British mainland. Someday, I vowed, I would go there. READ
United Riverhead Terminal in Northville plans to convert two of the existing petroleum tanks on its property to gasoline storage tanks. (Credit: Tim Gannon)
The United Riverhead Terminal is located in the hamlet of Northville on a bluff overlooking Long Island Sound. Nearby are a Riverhead Town beach, farm fields, vineyards, the newly acquired county park at the preserve and the long-established residential community of Northville Beach, which pre-dates the terminal. In the 1950s, many of those residents or their families — mine included — vehemently opposed allowing the terminal. (more…)