The Southold Town Board voted Tuesday night to preserve 116 acres at Island’s End Golf and Country Club in Greenport, a big win for both preservationists and golfers who love the course. Negotiations by the Peconic Land Trust with multiple owners of four different tax parcels at the club helped put the deal together, said Southold Supervisor Scott Russell.
Southold Town is wrapping up its comprehensive plan, but code changes being proposed by the town to allow processing on farmland fail to consider the negative impacts of exempting these industrial uses from full review.
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.
Southold farmers are nearing an agreement that would allow them to process their products on-site.
The Agricultural Advisory Committee discussed the proposed changes to the town’s zoning law that would allow processing facilities up to 3,000 square feet to be constructed without being subject to site plan review.
The daughter of Louise Pietrewicz, the Cutchogue woman who disappeared in 1966 and whose remains were found 51 years later, has filed a notice of claim against Southold Town and its police department, charging that officials “knowingly” concealed the circumstances of the death and “thoroughly” failed to investigate who was responsible. READ