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01/30/15 2:00pm
CYNDI MURRAY PHOTO | John Costello

CYNDI MURRAY PHOTO | John Costello following a court appearance last month.

A Suffolk grand jury has indicted the 71-year-old Greenport man accused of being drunk behind the wheel when swerving into oncoming traffic and striking another car and killing its passenger last month, the Suffolk County District Attorney’s office announced Thursday. (more…)

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01/30/15 10:00am
JULIE LANE PHOTO Bob Plumb of Salt Construction (left) won a go-ahead from ZBA members Patricia Shillingburg, Doug Matz, William “Pitch” Johnston III and Phil DiOrio on construction of a house on Ram Island drive with a warning: No more changes without first clearing them with the ZBA.

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Bob Plumb of Salt Construction (left) won a go-ahead from ZBA members Patricia Shillingburg, Doug Matz, William “Punch” Johnston III and Phil DiOrio on construction of a house on Ram Island drive with a warning: No more changes without first clearing them with the ZBA.

There was a sharp difference in tone Wednesday night — less frustration and rancor than previously —  but the message was the same to builders of a house at Ram Island Drive: There are to be no further changes in construction without first clearing them with the Zoning Board of Appeals. (more…)

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01/30/15 8:00am
COURTESY PHOTOS | From left, Assemblyman Fred Thiele Jr. (I-Sag Harbor, State Senator Ken LaValle (R-Port Jefferson) and Assemblyman Anthony Palumbo (R-new Suffolk).

COURTESY PHOTOS | From left, Assemblyman Fred Thiele Jr. (I-Sag Harbor, State Senator Ken LaValle (R-Port Jefferson) and Assemblyman Anthony Palumbo (R-new Suffolk).

In the aftermath of the arrest of one of New York State’s most powerful lawmakers, some local legislators are calling for change while others are remaining silent. (more…)
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01/29/15 4:30pm
KYRIL BROMLEY, THE EAST HAMPTON PRESS  PHOTO | Aircraft at the East Hampton Airport.

KYRIL BROMLEY, THE EAST HAMPTON PRESS PHOTO | Aircraft at the East Hampton Airport.

In the quiet of winter, big legal guns have opened fire, joining the controversy over excessive helicopter traffic and noise over the Island and the North and South forks. (more…)

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01/28/15 2:00pm
REPORTER ILLUSTRATION/SATELLITE IMAGERY FROM GOOGLE MAPS This map shows the plan for North Ferry traffic that was considered in the spring of 2014, but never implemented.

REPORTER ILLUSTRATION/SATELLITE IMAGERY FROM GOOGLE MAPS
This map shows the plan for North Ferry traffic that was considered in the spring of 2014, but never implemented.

Almost a year has passed with no action to reroute North Ferry traffic in Greenport and a meeting Friday between general manager Bridg Hunt and Railroad Museum officials appears to be unrelated to any change. (more…)