Over the summer, curious creatures have popped up on the North Fork, seemingly overnight, in front of businesses and a few homes. Some of the colorful, often spotted, figures appear alone, while others stand in groups like visitors from another world. READ
The walls of North Fork homes are often filled with stories of the area’s founders or multi-generational farm families, but one Mattituck house has ties to the 1939-40 New York World’s Fair, according to its listing agent. The home, a wooden hunting lodge, served as a beer and food pavilion for Albany-based Beverwyck Brewing Company at the fairgrounds in Queens.
Brothers Doug and Rich Bassemir, who late last year followed tire tracks laid across the country by their grandfather 100 years ago in the same model 1917 Maxwell touring car, now have a book to commemorate the journey.
Linda Kirk of Port Jefferson slid her hands along the stainless steel of a Hans Van de Bovenkamp sculpture, noting its curves, smooth texture and temperature, warmed by the sun on a late August day at Peconic Landing in Greenport.
The Southold Town Board will review a proposed rental permit law that came about in response to local fire departments’ concerns about encountering unexpected floor plans when entering homes during emergencies, according to assistant town attorney Damon Hagan. READ
In the wake of Hurricane Harvey, which dramatically flooded parts of Texas and Louisiana and left thousands displaced from their homes and without basic necessities, locals across the North Fork are stepping up to help in different ways. READ