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Southold Town Board adopts 2018 operating and capital budgets

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The board brought the operating budget back down to the level proposed by the supervisor in his tentative budget, in part by shifting the cost of a road-striping machine to the capital budget. The town tax rate will rise 1.64 percent in 2018.

Mattituck students receive suicide prevention peer education training

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Twenty Mattituck High School juniors and seniors spent the day training to teach their peers about suicide prevention.

Southold passes coastal contractor license law

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Beginning Jan. 1, contractors who build structures for which a trustees permit is required, such as docks, will be required to have a coastal contractors license from Southold Town.

Public water in Southold Town: Suffolk County Water Authority officials discuss demand, capacity and conservation

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Suffolk County Water Authority is planning to expand its capacity to supply customers on the North Fork as it simultaneously pushes conservation measures to keep peak demand in check.

New LIRR timetable effective Nov. 13 makes changes on Greenport branch

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New Long Island Railroad timetables that go into effect Monday, Nov. 13 will include a new westbound train departing Greenport at 9:43 a.m. and arriving in New York City at 12:33 p.m.

Taxpayers to town board on preliminary budget: No comment

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Public hearings on the town board's 2018 preliminary budget, which would nudge the tax rate hike upward from a 1.64 percent increase in the supervisor's tentative budget to a 1.77 percent increase, drew only one member of the public.

Southold Democrats: It ain’t over yet

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With just 123 votes separating Democratic council candidate Mary Eisenstein and Republican incumbent Bob Ghosio and a 287-vote spread in the highway superintendent contest, the more than 500 as-yet uncounted absentee ballots could change the results of Tuesday's machine voting. The Democrats are not conceding either race, said campaign manager Kathryn Casey Quigley.

Veterans Day 2017: what’s open, what’s closed — and when

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Tomorrow is Veterans Day, a federal holiday. But since Veterans Day falls on a Saturday this year, schools and many government offices are closed today in observance of the holiday.

Milling and paving to begin in Greenport road improvement project

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The large road improvement project enters the home stretch with milling and paving work getting underway today and continuing for about a week.

Following election as Riverhead Town supervisor, Mattituck-Cutchogue board president stepping down next month

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Mattituck-Cutchogue school board president Laura Jens-Smith will resign from the board next month.