With summer in full swing, water usage is peaking — and threatening the supply from the aquifer. As a result, Southold Town is looking to “lead by example” when it comes to water conservation efforts.
During a Town Board work session Tuesday morning, members of the water conservation committee presented a study revealing one harrowing reality: Current water use in Southold Town is not sustainable. READ
Organizations looking to host special events in Southold Town must now seek approval through the Town Board — an administrative change that has businesses that rely on events as a major portion of their revenue stream on edge. READ
Southold Town is once again trying to work on solutions for Goldsmith Inlet in Peconic, pairing with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. READ
To get an estimate of just how many deer there are roaming from Laurel to Orient Point, Southold Town’s department of public works will be conducting a deer census next month and is calling on volunteers to pitch in.
The census will also help determine which areas in town need more deer-management efforts. READ
Concerned Orient residents who are neighbors to a property where an agricultural building is proposed have sent their comments to the town Planning Board via attorneys. (more…)
A proposed 50-unit affordable rental project in Greenport received positive feedback from residents who spoke at the Southold Town Planning Board’s public hearing Monday. But concerns were raised about traffic, the environment and what “affordable” really means. READ
Southold Town officials are moving ahead with plans to meet the demand for more pickleball courts in town. READ
A class on how to administer Narcan, an emergency treatment used to intervene when someone overdoses on opioids, will be held at the Peconic Recreation Center on Thursday, May 10 from 7 to 8 p.m. READ
The House of Representatives passed a bill Thursday with an amendment that would require the Federal Aviation Administration to reassess the North Shore Helicopter Route that North Fork residents have said brings frequent and unwanted noise.
A former Southold Town police officer’s motion to reconsider a petition against the town for reinstatement to his job has been denied, according to court records.
Garrett Lake, who claimed he was fired in bad faith due to political pressure, had argued that the court erred in dismissing his petition last year. But New York State Supreme Court Justice William Ford found Lake “has failed to sustain his burden of demonstrating how the court has misapprehended or overlooked key, material or relevant points of law or facts and evidence,” according to the decision filed earlier this month. — READ