Southold leaf cleanup begins

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Southold has begun its townwide leaf cleanup, and is asking residents to put leaves in biodegradable brown paper bags and leave them, along with all storm-related debris, on the unpaved part of the town right of way in front of their homes. Limbs and branches can be no more than 10 feet long, and the town will not pick up construction materials, marine debris or household trash.

Crews plan to go through areas only once, although the town transfer station is accepting brush brought in by residents at no charge.

In addition, a trailer with Federal Emergency Management Agency representatives will be in operation at the Southold Town Hall parking lot on Monday and Tuesday to help residents who want information about federal assistance programs. It will be staffed from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.

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