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03/20/19 4:59am
03/20/2019 4:59 AM

The Southold Town trustees have a new boat that will help keep the Peconic Bay clean.

Last Thursday, the 23-foot boat built in Rhode Island was delivered to the Cutchogue Harbor Marina, where the trustees were waiting for it on a chilly morning. The boat, which will be based at the marina, will be used as a “pumpout” facility for recreational boats in the bay that need their toilet holding tanks pumped out. READ

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06/29/18 5:46am
06/29/2018 5:46 AM

Last week, for the first time, the Southold Town Board required a waterfront building project to install an alternative on-site wastewater treatment system. 

It was one of two conditions the board set in granting approval for a coastal erosion hazard-area permit. The project in question involves demolition of an existing single-story waterfront beach cottage near Kenney’s Beach in Southold, and construction of a new one on a piling system. READ

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01/16/18 3:52pm
01/16/2018 3:52 PM

The Southold Town Trustees are recommending that the Town Board put forth legislation that would require any new construction, replacement of a dwelling or major remodeling within the trustees jurisdiction to install innovative or alternative wastewater systems.


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03/24/16 4:45pm
03/24/2016 4:45 PM


East Marion residents packed Wednesday night’s Board of Trustees meeting to oppose a 28-building spa and wellness center first proposed in 2003 — and Board President John Bredemeyer noted discrepancies in the proposal itself, putting any approval for certain permits the project needs on hold until a later date.

A majority of the seats in the Southold Town Hall meeting room were occupied when the last agenda item during Wednesday evening’s public hearing was called: a wetland permit and coastal erosion permit for the proposed hotel, wellness center and spa — locally known as the Oki-Do.

The audience, almost entirely comprised of East Marion residents, all felt similarly about the project: it doesn’t belong in their hamlet. READ

05/21/15 10:00am
05/21/2015 10:00 AM
The town adopted regulations for flyboarding (pictured) at a meeting on March 18. (Credit: Paul Squire)

Flyboarding may require trustee approval in Southold Town. (Credit: Paul Squire, file)

The Southold Town Trustees are asking that Town Board members consider legislation that would require any business proposing flyboard operations in town waters to first get approval from the Trustees.  (more…)

10/19/14 10:15am
10/19/2014 10:15 AM
The candidates for a Southold Town Trustee seat, Abigail Field and David Bergen, at Saturday's debate. (Credit: Tim Gannon)

The candidates for Southold Town Trustee, Democratic challenger Abigail Field and Republican incumbent Dave Bergen, at Saturday’s debate. (Credit: Tim Gannon)

The two candidates in the Southold Town Trustee special election agreed on most of the issues at an East Marion Community Association debate Saturday.

The Nov. 4 trustee election pits Republican incumbent Dave Bergen against Democratic challenger Abigail Field.  (more…)