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03/18/19 5:00am
03/18/2019 5:00 AM

“This whole project has all the civic groups thinking about house size in Southold.”

That’s what Venetia Hands, longtime Orient resident and Orient Association member, said about the Tuthill Conservation Subdivision, a plan under review by the town Planning Board that, if approved, would allow 17 residential lots on a tract of land at 21505 Route 25 in Orient. READ

01/16/19 7:00pm
01/16/2019 7:00 PM

Property owners with lots larger than 3/4 acre can build a bigger home in Southold than in any other town on the East End.

While towns and villages in East Hampton, Southampton and Shelter Island have set tighter restrictions on house sizes in recent years, Southold and Riverhead towns have not.  READ

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09/19/18 12:00pm
09/19/2018 12:00 PM

A proposal to demolish a house in Orient’s historic district drew more than a dozen residents to a Southold Historic Preservation Commission meeting on a rainy Tuesday afternoon. Residents filled up the Southold Town Hall annex meeting room, even though the work session and pre-submission hearing were not open to public comment. READ

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12/24/17 6:00am
12/24/2017 6:00 AM

The Oysterponds Historical Society and the Orient Association were left in the lurch in August when the members of Orient United Methodist Church chose another buyer.  READ

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08/10/17 12:00pm
08/10/2017 12:00 PM

The Oysterponds Historical Society and the Orient Association have been left in the lurch after the owners of Orient United Methodist Church decided to go with another buyer.

The landmarked 1836 building will be sold to John Wesley Village LLC, based in Riverhead.

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05/13/17 6:00am
05/13/2017 6:00 AM

Most of life is going about the mundane business of living. In our everyday, the vast majority of tasks and time are directed to maintaining existence. We cook to eat, to stay alive. We wash to stay clean, to stay healthy. We work to earn money to feed, clothe, house ourselves. We drive to work to etc., etc.

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04/13/17 5:55am
04/13/2017 5:55 AM

Orient groups are continuing their efforts to purchase and preserve the Orient United Methodist Church building on Village Lane and are looking for support from Southold Town.

Oysterponds Historical Society vice president Ed Caufield and Orient Association president Bob Hanlon said Tuesday that one goal is to create a coalition between Suffolk County and the town, both of which have set aside funds for land preservation, so the town won’t bear the financial burden alone.

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10/04/16 5:50am
10/04/2016 5:50 AM

Orient Association president Bob Hanlon presenting the Orient Plan in May. (Credit: Jen Nuzzo)

The “Orient Plan” is ready for public feedback.

The policy report, which was prepared by the Orient Association to complement Southold Town’s comprehensive plan, was sent to Orient residents and landowners last week with votes on the different parts of the plan scheduled this month, said civic president Robert Hanlon.  READ