07/07/15 1:40pm
07/07/2015 1:40 PM
Robert DeLuca, CEO of Group for the East End, speaks at a public hearing Monday night. (Credit: Paul Squire)

Robert DeLuca, CEO of Group for the East End, speaks at a public hearing Monday night. (Credit: Paul Squire)

Mattituck Inlet has already been designated as an “impaired watershed” by the Department of Environmental Conservation, but neighbors and environmentalists are worried that a proposed subdivision for one of the few remaining open spaces near the inlet will only make things worse. (more…)

05/20/15 10:00am
05/20/2015 10:00 AM
Like many agricultural parcels in Southold Town, Marratooka North Farm, an 18-acre farm off Main Road in Mattituck, is preserved land and can't be developed. (Credit: Carrie Miller file)

Like many agricultural parcels in Southold Town, Marratooka North Farm, an 18-acre farm off Main Road in Mattituck, is preserved land and can’t be developed. (Credit: Carrie Miller, file)

As Albany lawmakers work to extend the Peconic Community Preservation Fund to 2050 and break off a portion of its proceeds to protect the region’s water quality, Southold Planning Board members want the Town Board to know they’re not fully supporting the moves. (more…)

04/20/15 10:38pm
04/20/2015 10:38 PM
Mattituck residents Julia Amper (left) and Mary Eisenstein express support for a plan to close Old Sound Road. (Credit: Paul Squire)

Mattituck residents Julia Amper (left) and Mary Eisenstein express support for a plan to close Old Sound Road. (Credit: Paul Squire)

Close Old Sound Avenue in Mattituck?

That’s what some are suggesting, once again.

But this time, the plan to create a pedestrian walkway with sculptures and benches may move beyond wishful thinking. Supervisor Scott Russell, civic and business leaders are set to discuss the plan soon, those familiar with the plan say. (more…)

03/01/15 7:54am
03/01/2015 7:54 AM
The site of a proposed business center on Route 25 in Mattituck  (Credit: Cyndi Murray, file)

The site of a proposed business center on Route 25 in Mattituck (Credit: Cyndi Murray, file)

A plan to build a 75-unit affordable housing complex on a wooded 20-acre property across from the Capital One office building in Mattituck will not go forward. (more…)

11/17/14 4:30pm
11/17/2014 4:30 PM
The former Galley Ho restaurant in New Suffolk. (Credit: Barbaraellen Koch, file)

The former Galley Ho restaurant in New Suffolk. (Credit: Barbaraellen Koch, file)

Update: The Southold Town Planning Board unanimously granted site plan approvals for the New Suffolk Waterfront Fund and the Blue Inn at a special meeting Monday.

Both applications had been met with resistance from residents within their respective communities. (more…)

11/04/14 8:01pm
11/04/2014 8:01 PM
Town planning director Heather Lanza (right) and Planning Board members during Monday's meeting. (Credit: Michael White)

Town planning director Heather Lanza (right) and Planning Board members during Monday’s meeting. (Credit: Michael White)

Most of the speakers who took to the podium Monday night said they appreciated the Tuthill family for its storied stewardship of land in Orient.

The speakers also recognized the family, whose history in the hamlet dates to the 17th century, for its work in putting together a “thoughtful” and “sensitive” development plan for four parcels totaling 112 acres, 94 of which would be preserved.

But there was one big concern: preserving the scenic vista surrounding and behind Latham’s Farm Stand on Main Road.

Five residential lots are being proposed for a property to the south of the landmark farm stand.

(more…)

11/03/14 1:00pm
11/03/2014 1:00 PM
(Credit: Grant Parpan)

The view behind Latham’s farm stand in Orient. (Credit: Grant Parpan. file)

There’s a Monday evening public hearing in Town Hall on plans to subdivide 112 acres owned by the Tuthill family in Orient into 17 residential lots, with 94 acres of preservation along Route 25.

The hearing is scheduled for 4:34 p.m., according to an agenda for Monday’s 4:30 p.m. Planning Board meeting.

(See the full meeting and work session agendas below.)

(more…)

10/21/14 12:00pm
10/21/2014 12:00 PM
The former Galley Ho across the street from Legends and Summer Girl boutique on First Street’s New Suffolk Waterfront Fund land. (Credit: Barbaraellen Koch)

The former Galley Ho on First Street in New Suffolk. (Credit: Barbaraellen Koch, file)

New Suffolk Waterfront Fund leaders believe they’re just days away from getting the approvals needed from state, county and town agencies in order to get their site plan OK’d by the Southold Town Planning Board.

The nonprofit group is looking to relocate and renovate the old Galley Ho building and establish an up to 66-seat restaurant in the building, which after a small addition would total 1,725 square feet. (more…)