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Southold Accepts Final Environmental Impact Statement on Strongs Yacht Center Boat Storage, Expects Decision This Summer

Pictured Above: Strong's Yacht Center, with the hill where the new boat storage buildings behind the existing buildings, as seen from across Mattituck Inlet. The Southold Town Planning Board unanimously accepted an independent Final Environmental Impact Statement (FEIS) that points out numerous flaws in a plan to build two large yacht storage buildings at Strong’s Yacht Center in Mattituck on Monday evening. Board members said they will now forward the FEIS to
The Enclaves resort hotel project in Southold began clearing land in late February, in advance of receiving a building permit, because clearing there was limited to the winter months to protect the seasonal nesting habitat for long-eared bats.
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Southold Town Will Not Consider Broad Development Moratorium, Sets June Hearing on Hotel Pause

Pictured Above: The Enclaves resort hotel project in Southold began clearing land in late February. The Southold Town Board has set a public hearing for Tuesday, June 18 at 4:30 p.m. on a proposed 12-month moratorium on hotel, motel and resort development proposals while the town updates its zoning code. The board declined on Tuesday to take up a request earlier this April from the North Fork Civics coalition for a broader
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Civic Groups, Group for the East End Join Chorus Advocating for Broad Southold Development Moratorium

"Save What's Left" may be the North Fork Environmental Council's motto, but this week the NFEC is no longer alone in asking the Town of Southold to do just that. The leaders of nearly every civic association on the North Fork, along with the Group for the East End, spoke up at Southold Town Hall Tuesday, April 16, advocating for a broad moratorium on development while the town finishes a
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Re-envisioned Church Pews go to Auction at CAST

What do you do with 16 enormous, 125-year-old church pews that have outlived their usefulness?  Ask artists. “Resurrect them,” they say. The question faced the Center for Advocacy, Support & Transformation (CAST), which serves low income individuals and families in Southold, last year. When CAST needed more flexible space than their home in the former 19th Century Methodist Church could provide, they concluded that the handsome but cumbersome pews had
Southold Town Supervisor Al Krupski discussed zoning with residents of New Suffolk at a March 12 forum at the Cutchogue-New Suffolk Library.
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As Residents Pack Zoning Meetings in Southold, Town Looks Ahead to Next Steps

Pictured Above: Southold Town Supervisor Al Krupski (center, in blue) discussed zoning with residents of New Suffolk at a March 12 forum at the Cutchogue-New Suffolk Library. Update, April 10: The Southold Town Board tabled a resolution to hold a May public hearing on the proposed moratorium on applications for hotels and motels at its regular meeting April 9, after hearing concerns from hotel owners who are planning renovations and
David Gallo and Rona Smith at the Feb. 25 forum on affordable housing in Peconic.
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Housing Proposal in Flux

Pictured Above: David Gallo and Rona Smith at the Feb. 25 forum on affordable housing in Peconic. A public forum that had been slated to discuss a proposed new affordable housing complex in Peconic Feb. 25 underscored the difficulties Southold Town is facing as it attempts to address the ongoing crisis in housing affordability here. In December of 2023, Southold Town agreed to sell five acres of land on Carroll
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Suffolk County IDA Unanimously Approves Tax Breaks for “The Enclaves” in Southold

Pictured Avove: Architect Andrew Giambertone (center) discussed a model of the project with Southold residents at the Dec. 11 hearing. Two weeks after receiving its final site plan approval from the Southold Town Planning Board, the controversial proposal for a 40-room luxury resort hotel "The Enclaves" received unanimous approval for $2.75 million in tax breaks from the Suffolk County Industrial Development Agency Jan. 25. The agency's move comes despite significant
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Southold Begins Mapping Flood Areas

Pictured Above: Shipyard Lane in East Marion during the flooding on January 10. | Daniel Maul photo As the East End faced a one-two punch of coastal flooding overnight Tuesday, Jan. 9 into Wednesday, Jan. 10 and again on the morning of Saturday, Jan. 13, Southold Town staff began work on a new project to map areas of frequent flooding in anticipation of a new Coastal Resiliency Action Plan getting
Candace Hall, Rev. Natalie Wimberly, Liz Welch, Anne Smith and Brian Mealy discuss fostering a Beloved Community.
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Southold Celebrates Dr. King’s Message of Nonviolence

Pictured Above: (l-r) Candace Hall, Rev. Natalie Wimberly, Liz Welch, Anne Smith and Brian Mealy discuss fostering a Beloved Community at Southold Town's Jan. 14 Martin Luther King, Jr. Celebration Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s message of the power of peaceful protest carries extra poignancy this year in a political climate fraught with the prospect of political violence. As a national poll by the Public Religion Research Institute in October
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Southold to Hold Martin Luther King, Jr. Celebration

The Southold Town Anti-Bias Task Force will hold its annual Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Day Celebration at the town Recreation Center at 970 Peconic Avenue in Peconic on Sunday, Jan. 14 at 4 p.m. The keynote speaker will be the Rev. Mark Thompson, who was newly installed as the preacher at Unity Baptist Church in Mattituck. All are welcome to celebrate with the Beloved Community of Southold Town. The
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A School Grows in Cutchogue

The Peconic Community School, on the North Fork, started 12 years ago with nine students by two sisters passionate about hands-on education in collaboration with the community, has found its forever home in Cutchogue. The school opened its doors Jan. 8 in the former Our Lady of Mercy School on the Main Road in downtown Cutchogue, with more than 90 students in the eight classrooms of the former Catholic school