04/20/17 6:05am

Greenport has nearly two dozen restaurants to keep tourists coming back summer after summer and a handful that keep locals fed year round. But only one, Salamander’s on Front, is known specifically for its famous fried chicken.

2017 marks 25 years of business in the harborfront village for Salamander’s owner Claudia Helinski. She has operated three different businesses under the Salamander’s name since 1992, with the current incarnation located at 38 Front St.

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04/16/17 6:00am

A few weeks before opening day, Kate Moore toured the new home of the Atlanta Braves, SunTrust Park. A Southold native, Ms. Moore got a sneak peek thanks to her small role in the renovation of the 41,000-seat stadium, which officially opens Friday when the Braves play San Diego.

The corridors of the stadium feature 16 original watercolors depicting images from the team’s history. Another 20 prints hang in suites. The artwork was created by Richard Sullivan, who is represented by Ms. Moore’s art agency, Sullivan Moore, in which he was also an original co-founder. READ

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04/04/17 6:00am

A project nearly five decades in the making has come to fruition for East End Arts.

The nonprofit arts organization announced the opening of a new recording studio at its downtown Riverhead Carriage House, which will allow musicians from across the East End and neighboring towns to record on professional equipment.

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03/31/17 6:15am

Although John Venduras lives in Connecticut, his face is familiar to many who live on the North Fork. They meet in the middle of Long Island Sound aboard the Cross Sound Ferry.

For some passengers, the 80-minute ride between Orient Point and New London, Conn. — offering views of Plum Island and Fishers Island — is a perfect opportunity to relax with a cocktail.

Enter Mr. Venduras, one of 10 of bartenders who serve up drinks aboard Cross Sound Ferry’s fleet of vessels. (more…)

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03/30/17 3:06pm

The cast of “You Can’t Beat the House” at the dress rehearsal Tuesday afternoon. (Credit: Krysten Massa)

This weekend Mattituck High school students will present “You Can’t Beat The House,” a comedy about robbers who accidentally break into a house that is for sale and then pose as real estate agents after they find themselves stuck in the house with potential buyers.

The 10-cast-member play is directed by English teacher Tom Farrell and English and theater teacher Jacqueline Portocarrero.

Catch the play at the Mattituck High School auditorium this Friday and Saturday at 7 p.m. and Sunday at 2 p.m. Tickets are $10 for adults and $5 for students.

See more photos by Krysten Massa below:

Ghana Haase as Officer Larraby and Jillian Orr who plays his mother.

Alex Bradley (from left) and Colleen Kelly, who play robbers and Eric Momente as medium Master Zenobia.

Emily Sidor and Eric Momente.

Emily Sidor, Eric Momente and Alex Bradley.

From left: Colleen Kelly, Emily Sidor and Shelly Dufton.

From left: Shelby Dufton, Colleen Kelly, Ryan Buchholz and Alex Bradley.

The robbers try and sneak out.

Alex Bradley and Caleb Foley.

03/30/17 1:58pm

Andy Harbin, a partner in the soon-to-open Andy's in Greenport, behind the bar at Legend's in New Suffolk. (Credit: Krysten Massa)

A new restaurant could soon open on Front Street with a familiar North Fork bartender at the helm.

Many know Andy Harbin as the face behind the bar at some of their favorite restaurants—Sophie’s in Southold, Legends in New Suffolk and the Frisky Oyster in Greenport.

But Harbin will likely soon have a bar and restaurant of his own. The beloved local barkeep has partnered with Greenport Village Trustee Doug Roberts to open Andy’s, which will be located at the former home of Rhumb Line restaurant on Front Street in Greenport. READ