Federal workers are feeling the brunt of the partial government shutdown that is stretching into its fifth week. Many workers have forgone paychecks and others are considering filing for unemployment.
To help lend support, local businesses and charitable organizations are pitching in to assist furloughed government workers during what is now the longest shutdown in American government history. READ
Supermarket giant Stop & Shop announced Friday that it would acquire King Kullen Grocery Co.
The March sale of Claudio’s in Greenport marked the end of an era.
The main restaurant was opened in 1870 by Manuel Claudio and was billed the longest continuously family-owned eatery in the United States. READ
After about six years of discussions and draft proposals, Greenport passed a law regulating short-term rentals in October. READ
A Suffolk County grand jury indicted a Greenport man for his role in an alleged drunken driving crash that led to the death of a Queens woman earlier this year. READ
Community Action Southold Town is need of donations for its annual toy drive. Executive director Cathy Demeroto said about 120 more local families have signed up to receive toys through the drive this year compared to last. There are more than 360 families in need this year. Approximately 240 signed up in 2017. READ
The National Weather Service confirmed a weak tornado touched down on Fishers Island Monday morning.
The EF0 tornado sustained maximum winds of 65-85 mph when it hit the island. It started as a waterspout and became a tornado when it made landfall 7:35 a.m. before heading back out over the water, according to preliminary reports from the National Weather Service. READ
A proposal to demolish a house in Orient’s historic district drew more than a dozen residents to a Southold Historic Preservation Commission meeting on a rainy Tuesday afternoon. Residents filled up the Southold Town Hall annex meeting room, even though the work session and pre-submission hearing were not open to public comment. READ
A Riverhead man was arrested Tuesday in connection to two recent burglaries at Greenport businesses.
Southold Town Police arrested Juan Lopez, 44, on two felony burglary charges for break-ins that occurred at Front Street Station and the Parapsychology Foundation last week. READ
Traditional shingle-style homes are commonplace on the North Fork. The beach cottage aesthetic is befitting, but so, too, are homes built in the modernist style. A new exhibit at Cutchogue-New Suffolk Library, entitled “A New Wave of Modern Architecture on the North Fork,” explores that idiom, which is less commonly seen locally. READ