The Traveler Watchman

Supe Says Hiring Engineer Is "Huge Mistake" Tensions Mount Over Traffic Study

The mood was charged in Southold Town Hall as the town board chose a consultant for a traffic study, whom representatives from the Cross Sound Ferry believe has a major conflict of interest....more>

A Change Of Class

Riverhead Supervisor Phil Cardinale no longer wants Riverhead to be referred to as a Second Class town. Not only does the designation have a negative connotation, but also, said the supervisor, it does not give the town the opportunities that designations such as First Class or Suburban give....more>

Band Leader Wanted

Perhaps there is a Louis Armstrong among them, but they will never know unless someone steps forward to provide musical instruction. According to Captain Colette Masom of the Riverhead Salvation Army, some 25 band students who are participating in a new Salvation Army program will soon be without an instructor....more>

Fantasy Sports

The battle lines have been drawn in my league, The North Albany National Rotisserie League. The Bandits haven't won in 10 years but have patiently built from the ground up for the past three years and are currently in first place....more>

Gone Fishin' Taking Advantage Of The Full Moon

Don't think that this past week's wind and rain deterred anglers from finding fish. Those who ventured out were frequently rewarded, thanks to the help of the waxing moon, which was full on Sunday evening....more>

Health Trail Coming Soon

Looking to burn off that weight gained over the winter without paying to join a gym? The Town of Riverhead may be able to help. This week, the Riverhead Town Board agreed to move forward with a $12,000 plan, proposed by Ray Coyne, the town's recreation department director....more>

LIPA: Please Help Us

Members of the Long Island Power Association were on hand at the Riverhead Town Board's work session Thursday to plead for support for their project to create a working farm museum that displays antique farm equipment on land they own on Sound Avenue....more>

North Fork Trolley: Traffic Solution?

As Town Hall was buzzing last week with talk of a hotly debated new traffic study, two other men stepped forward to present their own solution to the parking and traffic predicaments on the North Fork....more>

On The Tee, In The Swing Again

Whenever I ask golfers about the origins of golf, the country of Scotland is somewhere in their first sentence. As best I know, the ancient Scots were most likely playing golf in its most primitive form by simply swinging a club at a ball and moving from hole to hole in the fewest number of strokes....more>


Denny Hamlin, driver of the No. 11 Fed-Ex Chevrolet earned the title, "Comeback Kid," after his performance in Sunday's Nextel Cup Pocono 500. The Joe Gibbs rookie sat on the pole and led the first 49 laps, before spinning out with a cut tire....more>

Residents Speak Out About Big Box Stores

Scores of Southold residents packed Town Hall June 6 for a public hearing regarding size limitations on retail businesses. Although the hearing was the third held to discuss limitations to curtail growth of retail businesses in Southold, it was clear from the impassioned comments of the crowd that the issue is still one that residents care deeply about....more>

Sand Skins, Native Eyewear Go Undefeated

The North Fork Beach Volleyball League began its 12th season in the sand on June 5 as no less than 15 teams squared off in separate pools to determine which squads would leave Mattituck's pristine Breakwater Beach without a blemish to its record in week one....more>

Supervisor Hosts Illegal Meeting to Sell Property

For at least the third time, The Independent-Traveler Watchman discovered that the Riverhead Town Board was holding an executive session on a discussion item that should have been discussed in open public session....more>

Tall Ship Visits Greenport

Village Administrator Dave Abatelli reported that the Blue Nose II will be docking in Greenport's harbor this week. The tall ship is expected to arrive in the village at approximately 9 a....more>

What's On Your MInd

James Pritchard Occupation: Artist/Musician Southold Resident: 23 Years I have several things I want to discuss, one of them being what happened to jazz nights at Scrimshaw Restaurant in Greenport? The proprietor Rosa Ross had Teddy Charles, Bob Hovey and four [or] five other musicians performing on Friday nights at the bar at her waterfront restaurant....more>
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