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04/21/17 12:00pm

TIM GANNON PHOTO A view of the 5th Street Beach in Greenport looking toward the Heights.

The Greenport Village Board is expected to vote at its next meeting on a contract with Long Island Power Authority to allow LIPA to run an underground electric cable down Fifth Street, according to Mayor George Hubbard Jr. READ

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04/19/17 10:15am
REPORTER FILE PHOTO

REPORTER FILE PHOTO

For the second time since it closed a public hearing on the proposed short-term rental (STR) law, the Town Board allowed audience members to comment at Tuesday’s work session. (more…)

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04/17/17 2:00pm
KELLY ZEGERS PHOTO Congressman Lee Zeldin with a constituent during his mobile office hours March 3 in East Patchogue.

KELLY ZEGERS PHOTO Congressman Lee Zeldin with a constituent during his mobile office hours March 3 in East Patchogue.

Congressman Lee Zeldin (R-Shirley) has announced his next mobile office hours will take place in Peconic.

Mr. Zeldin and his staff will be available to meet one-on-one with constituents Friday, April 21, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Peconic Lane Community Center located at 1170 Peconic Lane in Peconic, according to a press release issued by his office.

No appointment necessary, the release states.

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04/11/17 4:30pm
BEVERLEA WALZ PHOTO The scene in the school auditorium April 7 where the Town Board held a public hearing on proposed legislation to regulate short-term rentals.

BEVERLEA WALZ PHOTO The scene in the school auditorium April 7 where the Town Board held a public hearing on proposed legislation to regulate short-term rentals.

The same arguments for and against regulating short-term rentals (STRs) were aired at a public hearing before the Town Board on Friday, April 7, similar to a January hearing as well as comments before the board for the last 18 months.

But a few differences emerged at the school auditorium with about 120 people in attendance. There was an address by an attorney hired by anti-regulation residents; several neighborhood association representatives came out in favor of regulations; an extended pitch was given by an executive from Airbnb on the benefits of STRs; a man left because he said he was at the wrong meeting; and somehow a connection was made between federal government investigations into Russian meddling in the 2016 election and STRs on Shelter Island. (more…)