Week in Review: Stories you may have missed

01/12/2014 3:00 PM |

Snowy owls spotted across the North Fork

MICHAEL LOTITO PHOTO | The snowy owl is best known for its white feathers and catlike yellow eyes. It’s also the continent’s heaviest owl, weighing between three and six pounds. Adults have a wingspan between four and five feet. They’ve been spotted as far south as Florida. This bird was photographed last month at a Jamesport farm.

MICHAEL LOTITO PHOTO | The snowy owl is best known for its white feathers and catlike yellow eyes. It’s also the continent’s heaviest owl, weighing between three and six pounds. Adults have a wingspan between four and five feet. They’ve been spotted as far south as Florida. This bird was photographed last month at a Jamesport farm.

Avid bird lovers and nature buffs alike have been looking to the skies more frequently in recent weeks, trying to spot the long-admired snowy owl — whose population is “irrupting” this season, experts say. Read more …

Vineyard 48 gets further extension on liquor license

PAUL SQUIRE PHOTO

PAUL SQUIRE PHOTO

Vineyard 48 was given another extension on a stay to keep a temporary liquor license on Thursday, while the Cutchogue winery appeals a New York State Liquor Authority ruling in December that had pulled its license. Read more …

Southold man was minutes from death

KATHARINE SCHROEDER PHOTO | Robert Frey (right) greets his rescuer, Jeff Heidtmann, for the first time since Mr. Heidtmann pulled the older man from the icy waters of a canal behind the neighbors’ Southold homes last Thursday. The two were reunited Tuesday at Peconic Landing, where Mr. Frey is convalescing.

KATHARINE SCHROEDER PHOTO | Robert Frey (right) greets his rescuer, Jeff Heidtmann, for the first time since Mr. Heidtmann pulled the older man from the icy waters of a canal behind the neighbors’ Southold homes last Thursday. The two were reunited Tuesday at Peconic Landing, where Mr. Frey is convalescing.

Jeff Heidtmann wasn’t supposed to be home last Friday afternoon. But it’s a good thing he was. Read more …

Deer forum scheduled for next week in Peconic

BARBARAELLEN KOCH FILE PHOTO | Southold Town will host a deer forum Jan. 16.

BARBARAELLEN KOCH FILE PHOTO | Southold Town will host a deer forum Jan. 16.

Southold Town is hosting a public meeting next week to discuss the “Deer Project,” a new proposal by the Long Island Farm Bureau to cull deer herds throughout the East End. Read more …

Mother Nature awards 153 ‘Snowfall Madness’ winners

RACHEL YOUNG PHOTO | Robert’s Jewelers owner Robert Scott, snow shovel in hand, at his Southold store last Thursday morning.

RACHEL YOUNG PHOTO | Robert’s Jewelers owner Robert Scott, snow shovel in hand, at his Southold store last Thursday morning.

After days of anticipation, the results are officially in: for the first time in the 21 years Robert’s Jewelers has run its “Snowfall Madness” promotion, the Southold shop is now obliged to pay out to 153 lucky customers who correctly guessed it would snow more than three inches on Jan. 2. Read more …

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