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Carl MacGowan

With my colleague Deon J. Hampton, I cover the Town of Brookhaven and its villages and hamlets. What we try to offer is an ongoing chronicle of an enormous town — that stretches from the Long Island Sound to the Atlantic Ocean — as it grapples with development pressures, environmental issues and the challenge of maintaining programs in the face of the state tax cap. You’ll see us scribbling notes at municipal meetings, so stop by and say hello.

Port Jefferson cracks down on kayaks without permits

The Port Jefferson Village Board voted to allow

(Credit: Jasmin Frankel)

Port Jefferson authorities have begun a kayak crackdown.

The village board voted 4-0 on Friday to allow Parks Department workers to seize and impound kayaks left on racks at two village beaches without permits. Trustee Bruce Miller did not attend the meeting.

The policy went into effect immediately, Mayor Margot J. Garant said.

The measure was passed to address a growing problem...

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