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You can no longer feed ducks or swans in Sag Harbor.
It’s not that village officials don’t like having them around. It’s more that the animals won’t go away.
“The ducks hang out behind the bulkheads. They don’t want to leave,” said village board member Robert Stein before the ban on feeding was adopted, 4-0, on Tuesday night.
Village code already banned feeding geese, and the board’s...Read more »
Once again, Southampton Town Supervisor Anna Throne-Holst and Riverhead Supervisor Sean Walter will get into leaky cardboard boats later this month and paddle into the middle of the Peconic River to compete for the coveted title of “King of the River.”
It’s the fourth time they will meet in the annual cardboard boat contest, which has scores of competitors in about a dozen categories, all...Read more »
To wrap up my third day in Bellport, I will say how friendly everyone has been and how good it felt to feel the sand between my toes at picturesque Ho-Hum Beach earlier.
All thanks to Bellport couple Bonny Clark and Mike Ferrigno for taking me out on their boat to check out the village beach and take pictures of homes overlooking the bay.
And what a beautiful day it was. I stopped in...Read more »
The magnitude of what Brian Staley was about to accomplish struck him as he pulled to the side of the road on 201st Street in St. Albans, Queens, on Wednesday. An African-American man who appeared to be down on his luck was collecting bottles, and Staley stopped to hand him his empty soda container.
“You look nice. Where are you going?” the man asked, noticing Staley’s police dress uniform.
“I’m...Read more »
A Suffolk County plan to lease part of Peconic Bay to private shellfish farmers should put another 300 acres under private control between 2015 and 2019, according to the county’s office of Economic Development and Planning.
That’s not a lot, considering there is the potential to lease almost 30,000 acres of productive underwater bay land, but it’s a reasonable space, according to Suffolk...Read more »
Islip Democrats have begun screening replacement town board candidates — including Astrid Fidelia, former executive director of the town’s Foreign Trade Zone, and Kevin Faivre, a former councilman’s aide — in anticipation of naming new contenders today following the nominated candidates’ departures from the race.
A Faivre candidacy could present a further wrinkle: Suffolk Democrats chose Faivre,...Read more »
Work to replace a sidewalk on a county road near Hauppauge High School is set to begin later this month.
New concrete and drainage facilities will be laid on the north side of Townline Road, County Road 76, between Lincoln Boulevard and Hoffman Avenue, Legis. John M. Kennedy Jr. (R-Nesconset) said in a news release. The project is scheduled to begin on June 24 and is expected to be completed...Read more »
The massive mixed-use redevelopment project slated for the Glen Cove waterfront is getting a new name that reflects its location and the history of the site: Garvies Point. The original lead developer for the $1 billion project on the north side of Glen Cove Creek and now a minority partner, Donald Monti, called it Glen Isle. But developer Scott Rechler decided to rename the project after acquiring...Read more »
Tritec Real Estate has acquired the first parcel for the Ronkonkoma Hub project, according to company officials.
Tritec principal Robert Coughlan said a deal to purchase 8.2 acres from Oakland Fence was finalized Monday.
He declined to reveal the purchase price for the site at the corner of Railroad Avenue and Mill Street, citing a confidentiality agreement.
“This was the first...Read more »
A Hampton Bays motel will no longer be used as a homeless shelter, with 20 families living there moved to longer-term housing by Sept. 30, Suffolk County and Southampton Town officials announced Tuesday.
Hidden Cove Motel has been operated as a shelter since October 2011 by a White Plains nonprofit, Community Housing Innovations. Up to 28 families have been living at the motel complex at any...Read more »