Under pressure from his own party, Damon Rallis, the vice chair of the Southold Town Democratic Committee, resigned from that role Thursday. The decision comes two days after a pair of businessmen spoke out at a Town Board meeting against an October 2018 Facebook post by Mr. Rallis calling for people to boycott their businesses because they allegedly supported Republican candidates. (more…)
A proposal to build a new affordable housing complex in the heart of Southold has the full support of the town’s Housing Advisory Commission. (more…)
In an op-ed appearing on these pages last week, a Democratic Party candidate for the town board, Robert Hanlon, stated that the time to protect water quality is now. Actually, the issue of protecting water quality isn’t new. READ
Southold Town Councilman Bill Ruland and Supervisor Scott Russell spoke about promoting public transportation as one way to alleviate the mounting traffic problem on the East End during a Mattituck-Laurel Civic Association meeting last week. (more…)
With the Restricting Information on Salaries and Earnings Act expected to take effect this June, Southold Town Attorney Bill Duffy reviewed components the new law with Town Board members at a work session last week.
A Mattituck attorney has announced his plan to challenge incumbent Southold Town Supervisor Scott Russell in a Republican primary June 25.
Stephen Kiely, 43, said he feels Southold Republicans are at a “crossroads.” (more…)
The library media center, robotics room, technology lab and television broadcast studio at Southold High School underwent major renovations this academic year, in a $9.7 million project the district initiated last summer. READ
Saturday’s nor’easter caused a 300-foot long collapse to a section of the entranceway into Orient Beach State Park. READ
At a work session Tuesday, Southold Town Supervisor Scott Russell unveiled a tentative budget for 2019 of $47.3 million.
The proposed spending plan calls for a 3.7 percent increase in spending and a 2.3 percent tax increase. For homeowners with an average assessment of $6,000, that means an increase of $45 per year, the supervisor said. READ
The Town of Southold has officially closed on its purchase of the former Capital One building on Main Road in Southold. The building will be converted into the new Justice Court.
The property, at 54375 Main Road, became the town’s on Friday after it closed for $3.1 million, according to Town Supervisor Scott Russell. READ