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Grant Parpan

Grant Parpan is the executive editor for Times/Review Newsgroup.

08/25/14 4:00pm

RE Roundtable

What is your view of the current local real estate market?

Millie Thomas, Landmark Realty, Wading River: This year our market seems to have gotten a late start with the bad winter conditions. Therefore, the spring selling season was short. I do predict that the local prices will be going up, but slowly.

Thomas Uhlinger, Douglas Elliman, Mattituck: Yeah, it’s on an upswing, but not a fast one. Certain price breaks are moving rapidly. Inventory is building in Southold Township.

Ike Isreal, Richmond Realty, Riverhead: Our market right now is trying to improve. We are definitely stable. Deals are happening every day, buyers are realizing that the market is improving and they are coming off the sidelines into the game. Sellers are seeing more activity and it’s causing properly priced properties to sell very quickly.

Penelope Moore, Saunders & Associates, Shelter Island: The real estate market on Shelter Island has been rising steadily since last summer, with many properties that had been on the market, in some cases since before the downturn having sold. In nearly every category there have been strong sales.

Jerry Cibulski, Century 21 Albertson Realty, Southold: It is very active with homebuyers who are taking notice of the region and are looking within their budgets for homes that fit their taste and lifestyle. 

08/22/14 8:00am
Thomas and Joan Young pose with their baby, Joan Elizabeth, at Eastern Long Island Hospital on the day she  was born in 1954. (Credit: Young Family)

Thomas and Joan Young pose with their baby, Joan Elizabeth, at Eastern Long Island Hospital on the day she was born in 1954. (Credit: Young Family)

When Joan Elizabeth Young was born on the “Islander” the morning of Aug. 22, 1954, newspaper accounts suggested no other baby would ever again be born on a ferryboat between Shelter Island and Greenport.

Sixty years later, that prediction, published in both the New York Herald Tribune and East Hampton Star, holds true.  (more…)

08/18/14 4:00pm
The former Shamrock property was purchased by Love Lane Acquisitions in August 1994. (Credit: judy Ahrens, file)

The former Shamrock property was purchased by Love Lane Acquisitions in August 1994. (Credit: Judy Ahrens, file)

20 years ago this week

‘Downtown’ New Suffolk purchased

A company headed by former Southold Town Planning Board chairman Henry Raynor of Mattituck purchased the three acres in the heart of the New Suffolk waterfront for $800,000 at a foreclosure auction Aug. 15, 1994, according to that week’s issue of The Suffolk Times. The property included The Galley Ho restaurant (or the Ho as it was referred to in the article), the former North Fork Shipyard, the former New Suffolk Post Office/general store and an old oyster factory, we reported in that week’s issue of The Suffolk Times.  (more…)

08/18/14 8:00am
(Credit: The Corcoran Group)

An indoor horse riding ring has been proposed for this Matttitucke estate. (Credit: The Corcoran Group)

Two weeks after an advertisement for an indoor riding academy in Mattituck created a stir at a Southold Town Planning Board meeting, a site plan application for a different indoor riding facility in the hamlet is now before the board. And this one could eventually be surrounded by a number of custom built homes. (more…)

08/15/14 12:00pm
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Ezra Fife re-enacts finding a note on his work pickup telling him that a good Samaritan found something he dropped before meeting his wife Cori and son York to see a movie. (Credit: Barbaraellen Koch)

What would you do if you found $800 underneath a pickup truck parked at a shopping center?

That’s the dilemma 15-year-old Matti Gibson faced on Sunday afternoon outside the Rite Aid store in the Mattituck Plaza. (more…)

08/15/14 10:00am
Clerk

Christine Stulsky, center, after she was released on a $10,000 bond in March.

The former Southold Town Justice Court clerk accused of stealing more than $50,000 from the town’s bail account has filed a breach of contract claim against the town in an attempt to receive retiree health insurance benefits and other payments, according to a notice of claim filed in June.  (more…)