Southold Town Supervisor Scott Russell said he’s received an overwhelming response from hotel, motel and bed-and-breakfast owners who oppose the proposed Peconic Tourism Marketing District meant to generate tourism promotion funds in the five East End towns. READ
As debates and angry protests go on about whether monuments to leaders of the Confederate government during the Civil War are appropriate for public spaces, here is a reminder that men from the North Fork enlisted in large numbers to fight to keep the country intact.
Local elected leaders say they aren’t giving up their fight against helicopter noise despite the Federal Aviation Administration’s decision to reject Southold Town’s petition requesting that the controversial North Shore route be reconsidered.
Southold Town announced Tuesday that it has filed a formal complaint asking that the Federal Aviation Administration to reconsider and change its recent ruling extending the North Shore helicopter route for four years. The town argues in its petition that the agency did not give the public its right of notice and opportunity to be heard before extending the route, which has led to noise complaints from East End residents.
The late 1800s featured a lot of change for the country — president James A. Garfield was assassinated, skyscrapers rose throughout cities, electric lighting became more prominent, the Great Blizzard immobilized the East Coast and Coca-Cola was created during Prohibition. READ