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05/16/17 4:44pm

A small plane carrying a part-time Southold resident and her two young sons traveling from Puerto Rico to a Florida town was reported missing Monday afternoon, according to the U.S. Coast Guard.

Debris was found approximately 15 miles east of Eleuthera, Bahamas around 3:30 p.m. Tuesday and the search for survivors continues, Coast Guard officials said.

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05/13/17 1:41pm

Runners taking off from the starting line at Peconic Landing’s May Mile and 5k on Saturday.

Though the sky was gray and the chance of heavy rain lingered throughout the morning, there was a large turnout for Peconic Landing’s 12th annual John May Mile and 5K Saturday morning.

The race, which was renamed last year in honor of the late longtime Peconic Landing board chairman John May, raised $24,800 for the Greenport Fire Department.

This year’s race winner was 15-year-old Greenport High School student Christopher Kuzinski.

After the race, the Eastern Long Island Hospital Auxiliary was honored as winners of this year’s Older Americans Champion Award.

Members of the Greenport Fire Department. (Credit: Krysten Massa photos)

Members of the event’s raffle committee. From left: Jane Winsch, Jen Cardi, Valerie Tirelli Hallock and Mary Hughes.

The coordinators of the event Valerie Tirelli Hallock (left) and Diane Radigan.

This year Peconic Landing had an indoor Kid Zone with activities and games.

Winner of this year’s 5K Christopher Kuzinski running the course.

Krissy Goldberg, the granddaughter of John May, and her daughter Taylor Goldberg

Jack May and his niece Kensington Goldberg.

Superintendent of Greenport and Southold Schools David Gamberg crossing the finish line.

Mike Ereheny, an employee of Peconic Landing, crossing the finish line.

The May family.

The Eastern Long Island Hospital Auxiliary being honored with the Older Americans Champion Award.

The Greenport Fire Department receiving the donation from Peconic Landing after the race.

 

05/13/17 7:36am

When Edwin Tuccio, owner of North Quarter Farm and Tweeds Restaurant and Buffalo Bar, both in Riverhead, first realized one of his bison had given birth to a black calf in 2009, he was shocked. At the time, Tuccio was president of the National Bison Foundation. After making a handful of calls to other bison raisers, he realized how rare it was for a calf to be black.

Now those rarities have become almost a yearly occurrence at the farm.

“I don’t know how it happens; it just happens,” said Tuccio, who now has three newborn black calves on the farm. Two of the newest black bison were born the first week in May and a third was born Monday. “For some reason my herd throw off these very rare black bison.” (more…)

04/30/17 8:34am

When Orient resident Priscilla Bull sits at her kitchen table, she is able to admire her ancestors’ engravings etched into her windows dating back to 1850 — the year the home was built.

One reads “M. W. Terry.” The home’s original owner, Marcus Terry, was Orient Point’s postmaster until 1913 and his Main Road home once served as a post office.

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