In 2014, in response to growing frustration with helicopters passing over the North Fork, Southold Town established its Helicopter Noise Steering Committee.
Coming up on five years later, helicopter noise has only gotten worse as the Federal Aviation Administration has been slow to change the North Shore Route. READ
Furloughed federal workers impacted by the 35-day government shutdown may be granted a 90-day extension to pay their property taxes in Southold Town. READ
Not long after the founding of Southold Town in the mid-1600s, and more than a century before the western end of the town broke off and became Riverhead, the institution of slavery was part of day-to-day farming life on the North Fork. READ
Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s proposed budget has left Southold Town officials scrambling to close a budget shortfall after all Long Island towns were excluded from receiving state funding through the Aid and Incentives for Municipalities program. READ
To the editor:
In response to comments made recently both in print and at public meetings concerning ongoing changes to Southold’s — and much of the country’s — recycling practices, it is true that the single-stream approach ultimately failed, but that is largely due to import restrictions in China on the portion of the stream that proved non-recyclable due either to lack of local markets or contamination with materials that turned paper products (the most valuable recyclables) into garbage. (more…)
The Mattituck Fire District and Elite Towers have filed a lawsuit against Southold Town and its Planning Board over the planned construction of a 120-foot wireless tower at Laurel Stone Supply in Mattituck. READ
Moody’s Investors Service gave Southold Town an excellent report for 2018 with an Aa1 rating, which is higher than the median for U.S. cities. This rating has not changed since 2015. READ
The owners of Santa’s Christmas Tree Farm in Cutchogue received a lump of coal in their stockings Wednesday in the form of a temporary restraining order issued by a Suffolk County Supreme Court Judge. (more…)
A Greenport Village trustee and three other residents criticized the Southold Town Board Tuesday evening for failing to comment publicly on the recent arrests of two members of the Southold Town Republican Committee. READ
The Southold Town Board voted unanimously Tuesday to pass its rental permit law.
The law requires owners of rental properties to obtain a permit, adhere to property maintenance guidelines and allow inspections of property. Having a valid certificate of occupancy is a requirement for a rental permit. READ