No one in Greenport seems to know exactly when the two cast-iron lions first appeared on the front steps of an old sea captain’s house at 433 Main St. It’s likely they were put there sometime in the late 19th century, but exactly when, and by whom, no one seems to know for sure. (more…)
In the beginning, there was ice.
Eighteen thousand years ago, a massive wall of ice 300 feet thick extended south from the Arctic to what is now New Jersey. There was no Long Island then. There was no island at all, because the land was a solid mass covered by this enormous ice cap. READ
What do we know about our history?
Native people — who got the name “Indians” from Europeans — lived on the North Fork for perhaps 10,000 years, arriving from the west in search of new lives as the Ice Age retreated north. READ
The Riverhead armory sits alongside Route 58 in Riverhead in between car dealerships, shuttered and shabby. READ
Albert J. Krupski Sr. was a very lucky man.
He grew up on a handsome Peconic farm as the son of Nettie and Julius Krupski. That farm was where the Lenz Winery is today. His grandparents lived on another Peconic farm walking distance away, on land that is now Pindar Vineyards. READ
All Nancy Bird wanted was for her boyfriend to come home, safe and sound.
From May 1967 to May 1969 she waited. A student at Mattituck High School, Ms. Bird raced to the post office on Love Lane every day after school, hoping to find letters from her boyfriend, Jimmy Wells, who was an infantryman serving with the U.S. Army in Vietnam.
Stephen Bannon, President Donald Trump’s former chief strategist, is to attend a fundraiser next month for Rep. Lee Zeldin (R-Shirley).
Some of the region’s top energy and elected officials came together in Riverhead last Thursday to showcase a signature achievement on Long Island: the installation of a geothermal heating system that connects 10 residences in Glenwood Village.
Last Sunday, Kathleen Grimmett of Austin, Texas, was on the Internet trying to find information about her parents, Bill and Billie Lamb. Billie was her mother’s nickname; her given name was Vera. Ms. Grimmett’s father was a World War II veteran who wrote hundreds of letters home from France and Germany to his wife in Orlando, Fla.
Last Saturday night a large group of men, women, children and babies filled all the pews at St. Agnes Roman Catholic Church in Greenport for the 8 p.m. Spanish Mass. Benches at the rear of the church were filled, and the foyer by the doors that open onto Main Road was standing room only. READ