11/19/17 3:00pm
CHARITY ROBEY PHOTO | A basketful of bounty: It’s almost scallop season. Will this year be a boom or a bust?

CHARITY ROBEY PHOTO | Local scallops — a basketful of bounty.

After reading last week’s Reporter story about Steve Lenox and the opening of  scallop season and listening to Billy Gremmler telling Gary Sapien on WLNG about all the scallops he’d be serving this weekend, I just had to have some.

It was Thursday afternoon so I went to see Jimmy Hayward at Commander Cody’s. I saw some recently opened shells outside — a good sign — but the place was closed.  (more…)

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11/17/17 8:00am
JULIE LANE PHOTO Water Quality Improvement Projects Advisory Board member Greg Toner announced applications for those seeking rebates to upgrade their existing septic systems can begin submitting requests by Monday.

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Water Quality Improvement Projects Advisory Board member Greg Toner.

There are still issues to be ironed out, but applications for town rebates for those who want to replace their existing cesspools or septic systems with one of the Suffolk County approved nitrogen-reducing systems can submit their requests beginning next Monday, November 20. (more…)

12/09/16 12:00pm
REPORTER FILE PHOTO Town government has spent 10 months discussing short-term rental legislation.

REPORTER FILE PHOTO Town government has spent 10 months discussing short-term rental legislation.

Short term?
A member of the Town Board recently said, “I have a good attention span, but after 10 months it strays a little.”

The member was speaking about the discussions on regulating short-term rentals that have been a weekly feature of the board’s work sessions since May. We’re promised that there will be a public hearing on the issue in January, and to that we can add: Hallelujah. (more…)

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11/16/16 12:14pm
REPORTER FILE PHOTO A contentious meeting was held at Town Hall yesterday.

REPORTER FILE PHOTO A contentious meeting was held at Town Hall yesterday.

The normal sense of calm, civility and courtesy among Town Board members was broken at the Tuesday work session, replaced by raised voices, accusations and sarcasm.

A resident near the end of the meeting joined in, loudly castigating the board for wasting time and failing to act on important issues. (more…)

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08/03/16 8:00am
CHARITY ROBEY PHOTO | Councilwoman Mary Dudley led the discussion at Tuesday's Town Board work session on legislating short-term rentals.

CHARITY ROBEY PHOTO | Councilwoman Mary Dudley led the discussion at Tuesday’s Town Board work session on legislating short-term rentals.

The magic number by which a rental would be considered short-term could be 13.

At their Tuesday work session, Town Board members discussed legislation setting regulations to cover short-term rentals.

Councilwoman Mary Dudley led the discussion through 16 points meant to guide her colleagues to a final decision. (more…)