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Putting the Main Road on the National Historic Register

Lovers of North Fork history and preservationists looking to keep the rolling farm fields of the Route 25 corridor in Riverhead have been working since 2012 to make this corridor along the Main Road a National Register Historic District. Last week, New York State sent letters to the 312 property owners in Riverhead Town whose land, businesses and houses would be included in the district.... Read more...

What are East End governments doing?


Southold to Join Forces with South Fork Opponents of Helicopter Noise

Southold Town Supervisor Scott Russell’s office phone line is bombarded every Monday morning with calls from residents who’ve had enough of the non-stop weekend helicopter traffic en route to East Hampton Airport. And now, he’s had enough, too.  Read more...

The man who saved Long Island's ospreys


Push for Affordable Housing Could Tax Wainscott's One-Room School

The non-profit Windmill Village Housing Development Fund Company already manages three affordable housing complexes in East Hampton Town, and they’re now looking to begin another project on town-owned land in Wainscott. The catch is that the population of the one-room Wainscott School, which currently teaches about 20 students in grades 1 through 4, could double if the new housing is built.  Read more...

Save the Witch's Hat!


'Gert's Greens' Will Make Fresh Vegetables Avaliable to Southold's Neediest

When Mattituck resident Gertrude Lenahan passed away last October at the age of 96, her family wanted to do something unique to honor her. Now, this summer, seniors throughout Southold and families who receive food from Community Action Southold Town’s food pantry in Greenport will have access to more fresh vegetables, thanks to a $10,000 grant from the Annenberg Foundation to begin a program called “Gert’s Greens” in Ms. Lenahan’s honor.  Read more...

Fort Pond House


Schumer Wants Money For Long Island Beaches

Senator Chuck Schumer is pushing to restore $9.9 million in Beaches Environmental Assessment and Coastal Health (BEACH) Act grant funding, which was zeroed out in President Obama’s 2015 budget. Some of that money would have been used by Nassau and Suffolk counties to monitor water quality and pollution to ensure waters are safe for swimming, particularly at the more than 130 Long Island beaches that have recently been reported by the National Resources Defense Council (NRDC) to have high bacteria levels.  Read more...

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