Design plans for the new Southold Town Justice Court are moving along.
Town engineer Jamie Richter said at a work session Tuesday that architects from L.K. McLean Associates recently sought feedback on their draft plans from Justice Court director Leanne Reilly and all town justices.
The Southold Town Justice Court has been awarded $19,289 in grant funding through the Justice Court Assistance Program, court director Leanne Reilly announced Tuesday. READ
A Mastic teenager was arraigned on charges of criminal possession of a weapon and assault for his role in a shooting early Friday morning that injured a Greenport man. 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
A Cutchogue man had the police called on him after he tried to pay a $100 parking ticket at Southold Town Justice Court using nothing but pennies, according to a police report. READ
Sixteen-year-old Madison Brewer stood behind the podium and addressed six people seated in the jury box at Southold Town Justice Court earlier this month.
As defense attorney for “Patricia Harris,” Madison was explaining why her client — who was caught with marijuana at a school football game — didn’t deserve to be harshly punished. READ
For years, Southold and Riverhead towns have both been trying to upgrade their antiquated justice court facilities, which present similar safety and space problems.
But could the towns create a shared justice court space?
Anyone who knows Bill Price only from his more than 35 years of serving as a judge in Southold Town might be surprised to learn he didn’t always walk a straight line.
Reflecting on his career and his life before the bench from his office inside a trailer attached to Southold Town Hall, Judge Price said it was a desire that people think of him as more earnest that led him to a legal career in the first place.
Solutions for storage and safety concerns at the Southold Town Justice Court are likely to come piecemeal, Councilman James Dinizio suggested at Tuesday’s work session. READ
Southold Town will need to find a new way to pay for upgrades to its justice court, engineer Michael Collins said this week, because savings from potential energy efficiencies to the town won’t cut it. READ