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06/12/19 6:00am
06/12/2019 6:00 AM

A year-old application for the proposed “teardown” of an Orient home, which garnered much public attention due to its location in Orient’s historic district, was denied May 21 by members of Southold Town’s Historic Preservation Commission.  (more…)

06/02/19 5:59am
06/02/2019 5:59 AM

The history of Oysterponds lives on in Janis Rose’s newest book, “Augustus and Me: An Oysterponds Adventure,” with colorful motifs, hidden messages and detailed watercolor illustrations lining each page. READ

05/24/19 6:00am
05/24/2019 6:00 AM

Author Chris Pavone grew up in Brooklyn and spent many weekends and holidays in Cutchogue, where his grandparents had lived since 1968. In his early 20s, he took a hiatus from the North Fork, only to return upon meeting his wife, Madeline, renting houses in Southold and, eventually, moving to Village Lane in Orient, where he and his family spend most summers. READ

05/23/19 12:28pm
05/23/2019 12:28 PM

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The Southold Town Planning Board is moving forward cautiously with the proposed Tuthill conservation subdivision — four parcels totaling 112 acres in Orient — as archaeological research, evaluation and field testing continue to reveal multiple “historic remains” on the property.  (more…)

05/16/19 5:43am
05/16/2019 5:43 AM

As a girl summering in Orient, Susan Magrino learned to love the water. “I was fearless,” she said recently, recalling days spent crabbing on a small dinghy. Until one day, after loaning the boat to a neighbor, she discovered the motor broken.

“My father said, ‘Well, it’s your boat, it’s your responsibility,’ and I never forgot that lesson. It taught me that if something is given to you, it’s your responsibility. No one’s going to bail you out.”

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

12/19/18 6:00am
12/19/2018 6:00 AM

The Southold Town Planning Board upheld a stop work order issued against a Manhattan-based restaurant chain’s construction of a greenhouse in Orient. The greenhouse is on the same property as the controversial agricultural barn proposed by Fresh & Co. READ