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Deer feeding at a four poster station on Shelter Island | Shelter Island Deer and Tick Committee photo

Survey: Shelter Islanders Favor Hunting For Deer & Tick Control

Shelter Islanders who responded en masse to a survey conducted by Shelter Island Town overwhelmingly supported hunting, including the use of professional hunters, as a means to control deer and tick populations. The survey results,


Southampton Town Supervisor Jay Schneiderman, Director of Public Safety Steven Troyd and his team of code enforcement officers at Friday's press conference.

Southampton Targets Hampton Bays Housing Conditions

Southampton Town’s new Department of Public Safety spent the past week engaging in one of its most comprehensive crackdowns yet on overcrowded and unsafe properties in Hampton Bays. From Oct. 10 through Oct. 13, the


The Plum Island lighthouse

Southold Town Hall Notes: Seeking Plum Island Landmarks

Fort Terry and the Plum Island Lighthouse on Plum Island are falling into disrepair, and nautical history buffs are hoping that Southold Town will landmark the buildings, in the interest of helping bolster the


LWV Seeks to Energize Voters over NY Constitutional Convention

New York voters will decide this November whether or not to hold a state constitutional convention in in 2019, the beginning of a process of amending our state laws that both advocates and detractors


On the tarmac at the East Hampton Airport

East Hampton To Go Forward with FAA Study on Noise Restrictions

The East Hampton Town Board voted unanimously, with little fanfare, Thursday evening to go ahead with the lengthy and costly process of applying to the Federal Aviation Administration for noise relief at the town’s


East Hampton Airport

East Hampton Poised For New Noise Restriction Attempt

After East Hampton Town’s attempt to regulate aircraft that can enter its municipal-owned airport failed to be upheld in court last year, the town is now left with just one more option to try


Congressman Lee Zeldin at a New York League of Conservation Voters forum in Riverhead this fall.

Lee Zeldin’s Statement on Future of DACA

First District Congressman Lee Zeldin released the following statement Sept. 5 ahead of the Trump Administration’s announcement on the future of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA): “The Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA)


A drone shot from Southold Town's new affordable housing video.

Watch: Southold’s New Video On Affordable Housing

Videographer Rory MacNish has been working with Southold Town on a new video about the affordable housing crisis in Southold Town, with the hopes of giving the public an overview of the situation, information


Lea Cetera's "Chair Totem Pole" at the entrance to the Fishers Island ferry dock.

A Whirlwind Tour of Fishers Island

Not too many people know too much about Fishers Island, and the residents of this island in the stream of the glacial deposits that also dropped Long Island on the map would probably like


New Suffolk Beach

Southold Pledges Action on Crowded Beaches & Boat Ramps

Southold’s beaches have been inundated by visitors, campers and fishermen this summer, and nowhere has the North Fork’s surge in popularity been more strongly felt than in New Suffolk, a tiny hamlet of less


Diana Weir

Talking Housing with Diana Weir

On June 1, Southampton Town gained a new voice for affordable housing when Diana Weir joined the town’s staff as Director of Housing. A Wainscott resident and former East Hampton Town Board member who


At the East Hampton Airport in September.

East Hampton Asks Supervisors & Mayors to Support FAA Changes

The East Hampton Town Board is publicly asking members of the East End Supervisors and Mayors Association to reach out to federal lawmakers to support an amendment to FAA legislation to clarify the East


Riverhead Town Board candidates Michele Lynch, Catherine Kent and Laura Jens-Smith at EPCAL Tuesday morning.

Riverhead Democratic Candidates Call For Investigation into Luminati, Walter

The three Democratic candidates for Riverhead Town Board are calling for an “internal investigation by an outside agency” into Town Supervisor Sean Walter’s relationship with Luminati Aerospace, the firm in negotiations with the town to


On the tarmac at the East Hampton Airport

U.S. Supreme Court Won’t Hear East Hampton Airport Case

The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday denied the Town of East Hampton’s petition for certiorari, which had asked the court to uphold the town’s three local laws limiting aircraft noise at East Hampton Airport


The shuttered former Walmart at the East End of Route 58 could soon be a cinema.

Riverhead Cinema Project On A Roll

The owners of one of Riverhead’s oldest shopping centers are going full steam ahead on plans to repurpose the shopping center with a new cineplex and restaurants, as they work with Regal Cinemas on


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