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PEP Talk nets $10,000 for East Marion project

Thirteen months ago, April 2009, we first reported on the Peconic Estuary Program initiative for Hashamomuck Pond. A Fall update followed, and now PEP has awarded the Gardiners Bay Estates Homeowners Association a $10,000 grant to restore Spring Pond. The objective is to stop...

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An 8-year wait to get a permit

The April 21st 2010 Trustee’s meeting agenda had 6 administrative permits, all granted; 14 extensions/transfers/amendments, all granted; 8 moorings/duck blinds permits, all granted except the duck blind request where the Bay Constable thought the distance from the blind to neighboring properties was too close. ...

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Earth Day 2010: Fragile Waterways

New York State Department of Environmental Conservation provided funding for Channel Thirteen’s documentary “Fragile Waterways”, which aired last night to mark Earth Day 2010. Roughly an hour long, the program features the Peconic Bay, with Chris Pickerell of Cornell Marine, and his father. The...

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Nor’easter drives Trustee permit changes

At a recent Trustee work session, Southold Town Trustees agreed that in the event that permitted stairs to the beach are destroyed in a storm, that no permit will be required to rebuild and/or reinstall new stairs to the beach. The same would go for repairs to bulkheads resulting from storm damage. This is good news for everyone who has been adversely impacted by the recent Nor'easter, but Southold VOICE members have questions, which we posed to Trustee Dave Bergen. Here's his response.

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655-7255

First there was Pennsylvania 6-5000 (Glenn Miller), then Beachwood 4-5789 (The Marvelettes) and now its 655-7255 as a catchy easy-to-remember telephone number. Why should you remember 655-7255? It’s the number of SoutholdVOiCE, of course, and one you should have handy. Whenever you have a...

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FEMA Wants to Know About your Storm Damage

The Office of the Southold Town Supervisor has been notified that FEMA (Federal Emergency Management Agency) is interested in receiving a list of residents that experienced flooding and/or property damage resulting from the recent record-setting rain storm. For further information, and to get on...

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Active Waterfront Property Rights Cases Across the States

In Florida and across the nation, there are a number of active property rights cases triggering state and federal legal reviews as to whether or not government entities must legally recognize and enforce private property boundary lines. Because a number these cases involve beachfront...

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The Town Board is ready to define “Demolition”

The issue of “demolition” comes up regularly with waterfront property which has received a variance to build an addition and renovate the existing house.  In addition to a variance, a Southold Town Trustees wetland permit may have been issued The Building Department, Zoning Board...

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Trustee meeting March 17th 2010

Notes from the March 17th Town Trustees’ meeting The meeting went quickly.  There were only three administrative permits: all granted.  There were eight applications for extensions, transfers, or amendments; none too exciting.  Eight wetland permits applications were heard, several concerning actions obviously either out...

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Concrete Solution to Cleaner Waterways

Recently returned to Southold from his Winter break, John Kramer lost no time in helping Southold VOICE uncover the latest and brightest ideas in town. Jack Gold put him onto this one and it's a game changer for stormwater runoff problems that plague our waterways.

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