03/11/15 10:00am
03/11/2015 10:00 AM
(Credit: Joe Werkmeister)

Roadways across the town sustained “substantial” damage this winter, the highway superintendent said. (Credit: Joe Werkmeister)

The Highway Department may need between $300,000 and $400,000 more than originally budgeted to repair “substantial” damage to town roadways this winter.  (more…)

03/05/15 7:03am
03/05/2015 7:03 AM
Ninth Street in Greenport was blanketed in snow around 6 a.m. Thursday morning. (Credit: Jason Zaweski)

Ninth Street in Greenport was blanketed in snow around 6 a.m. Thursday morning. (Credit: Jason Zaweski)

A Winter Storm Warning remains in effect as snow begins to accumulate Thursday morning.

Southold Town road crews started salting around 5 a.m., but travel could still be challenging, Highway Superintendent Vincent Orlando said. (more…)

12/27/14 2:00pm
12/27/2014 2:00 PM
Chris Mohr with the 1946 Sno-Go snowblower he bought from Southold Town last week for $6,550. He's hoping to get it up and running again. (Credit: Paul Squire)

Chris Mohr with the 1946 Sno-Go snowblower he bought from Southold Town last week for $6,550. He’s hoping to get it up and running again. (Credit: Paul Squire)

Southold Town Highway Superintendent Vincent Orlando isn’t sure when the huge snowblower with the chipped light blue paint and faded leather seats was purchased.

The highway department’s most veteran employee, he said, began working there 29 years ago. By then, the vintage 1946 truck with the motorized snowblower attachment had already been there a long time.  (more…)

08/18/14 10:00am
08/18/2014 10:00 AM
A prankster erected a smurf crossing sign after blue paint split on the roadway. (Credit: Cyndi Murrayphoto)

A prankster erected a smurf crossing sign after blue paint spilled on Route 48 in Cutchogue. (Credit: Cyndi Murray)

It wasn’t a Smurf attempting to cross Route 48 in Cutchogue after all.

Southold Town was forced to pay out more than $7,000 to three drivers who had their vehicles damaged after a bucket of blue paint spilled off a town highway department truck on July 1 and splattered onto the road in Cutchogue, records show. (more…)