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Gaining traction

The number of daily visitors to this website reflect a growing interest in SoutholdVOICE. Here are our most recent statistics.  

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Meet the Board of Directors

John Kramer (seated center) introduced the first Board of Directors at the second public meeting of SoutholdVOICE, held at the Peconic Recreational Center in Peconic on the North Fork of Long Island, New York on July 21st. Photo from left to right: Standing –...

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Dredging Update

Letter from Dave Bergen in response to the post “Dredging is not looking good next year either”. Mr. Bergen is the Trustee who has taken the lead on dredging for the Town of Southold. “I wish to provide our members with additional details related...

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Dredging is not looking good next year either

At a recent breakfast meeting, when questioned about the snafu in getting the creeks dredged this year, Southold Supervisor Scott Russell said, “Things are not looking good for the next window of opportunity (September–February) for dredging either. The county is having a difficult time...

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Persistance Pays Off

If you’ve ever tried to get a permit to dredge an inlet or a channel, even if it was just to maintain an existing one, you’ll be able to relate to this almost decade-long saga. If you’re just thinking of it, this will give...

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Human or Avian pollution – does it matter?

Letter to the Editor: “As a person well-versed in environmental law and water quality regulations, I would like to respond to comments made in the Discussion Group. Fecal coliform, whether human or animal-generated, can cause health problems. While it is possible to tell whether...

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Choked Inlet Deprives Fish of Essential Oxygen

Letter to the Editor: “We live on Cedar Beach Road in Southold. We own waterfront property across the street from our home and maintain a dock for two of our neighbors and ourselves. The area is known as Dryad’s Basin and it is extremely...

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Southold Town Resolution on Dredging

Members of SoutholdVOICE should consider volunteering for this Committee ________________________________________________________________ WHEREAS there has occurred over the last year, confusion between government entities including the County of Suffolk, the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation and the United States army Corp. of Engineers with...

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Why aren’t creeks in Suffolk County being dredged?

According to an article by Bill Bleyer in Newsday, Suffolk County had plans to dredge 23 creeks, inlets and rivers to remove built-up sand that restricts access to open water, but the plans got stuck in bureaucratic mud. Apparently the environmental studies required by...

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