Five years in the making, Peconic Estuary Program’s first living shoreline is coming to fruition as Greenport Elementary School students gathered Monday with representatives of community organizations to complete the project’s final planting phase. READ
The historic Lieutenant Moses Case House inched closer to its new location at the southwest corner of Horton’s Lane and County Road 48. The 1700s-era home was transported across Youngs Avenue Friday on its way to Cleo’s Corner where it will be restored and turned into living space for participants of the Peconic Land Trust’s Farms for the Future Initiative. READ
Peconic Land Trust unveiled a plaque in late December honoring East Marion resident Joseph Townsend Jr., a former Greenport mayor and Southold Town councilman who also served as a member of the Trust’s board of directors. READ
The Southold Town Board approved a resolution Tuesday to endorse Oysterponds Historical Society’s application for a grant that would aid in its goal of purchasing the Orient United Methodist Church property on Village Lane. READ
Over nearly 200 years, members of the Orient community have established a special connection to the former Orient United Methodist Church building on Village Lane.
With its hand-carved oak pews, colorful stained glass windows and newly restored traditional church organ, the beauty of the building — both inside and out — is something many locals would like to see preserved well into the future.
Unless you’re looking for it, the Edwards Farm in Orient can easily escape your notice.
You come upon it on the south side of Main Road just west of Latham Sand & Gravel and less than a mile before you reach the entrance to the Orient Point ferry. The Edwards name is nowhere to be found on a small beige sign with red lettering that identifies the property only as a “Peconic Land Trust Preserve.” READ
Nearly 21 acres in Orient will be protected from development in perpetuity after the Peconic Land Trust recently partnered with Southold Town to purchase the land — and the development rights that go with it — from a longtime farming family. READ