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Southold Democrats offer crash course in local politics

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If you're interested in local politics and want to learn more about how to get involved, the Southold Town Democratic Club has just the course for you.

Orient residents seek help to preserve historic Village Lane church, which is up for sale

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Representatives of the Oysterponds Historical Society and the Orient Association asked the town board to consider supporting the acquisition of the landmark 1835 church, but town officials are reluctant to commit.

LIRR plans to add trains on Greenport branch

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The MTA, which several years ago announced its intention to all but eliminate LIRR service on the North Fork, has reversed course and is committed to funding the extra train service.

Girl Scouts plan to upgrade town’s dog park

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The Scouts will install a two-sided welcome sign at the park to let people know it's there, a pair of benches, welcome mats and recycled plastic bag dispensers.

Southold Planning Board: Heritage at Cutchogue gets green light to begin site clearing

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Southold Planning Board wrap-up: Board approves commencement of limited site work for the Heritage at Cutchogue condominium project, plus actions taken on Sannino winery, Estates at Royalton, a Nassau Point subdivision and North Fork United Methodist Church.

Construction project begins on well-traveled route to North Fork

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Traveling to the North Fork by way of Route 24 and Route 105 will be disrupted by road work again, this time for the reconstruction of the Riverside traffic circle.

State budget deal announced: Spending plan includes $1.1 billion boost to state education aid and tuition-free public colleges

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The $153.1 billion budget increases state education aid by more than 4 percent, provides for tuition-free public colleges for families earning $145,000 or less and raises to 18 the age for criminal prosecution as an adult.

Southold police share highlights of new immigration policy at Synergy Mattituck

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Southold Town Police Chief Martin Flatley outlined the department's new immigration policy at a Synergy forum in Mattituck.

Learn to recognize a suicidal person’s invitation to help — and what to do next — at free seminar

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Suicide awareness helps save lives. Learn how to recognize a call for help at this free seminar.

State’s emergency ‘budget extender’ creates uncertainty for school boards who must finalize their budgets without state aid numbers

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School boards must adopt budget proposals by April 21 and submit property tax levy data to the state by April 24 in preparation for the May 16 public vote. They will have to prepare their budgets and even ask for voter approval without knowing state aid amounts for 2017-2018.