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11/26/14 11:40am
The Mattituck Park District says it must either sell this parking lot off Pike Street or develop it as parkland. (Credit: Barbaraellen Koch)

The Mattituck Park District says it must either sell this parking lot off Pike Street or develop it as parkland. (Credit: Barbaraellen Koch)

In 1948, the Mattituck Park District, then seven years old, acquired the parking lot that runs south from Pike Street behind the post office on Love Lane.

Now, 66 years later, district officials say they need to sell that lot — and they’re are hoping Southold Town will be the buyer.

If so, it would continue to be used for public parking.  (more…)

11/21/14 1:20pm

The vote to fill a three-year term on the Mattituck Park District Commissioners isn’t over yet.

The unofficial result of Tuesday’s vote gave incumbent Gerald Goehringer 215 votes and challenger Nicholas Deegan 214 votes, according to district clerk Lydia Tortora.  (more…)

11/07/14 6:02pm
Joe and Darla Doorhy, with their daughter Carly. (Credit: Tim Gannon)

Joe and Darla Doorhy, with their daughter Carly, at Friday’s ceremony to dedicate a bench in memory of Kaitlyn Doorhy at Cutchogue East Elementary School. (Credit: Tim Gannon)

When Lisa Fox heard the tragic news of Kaitlyn Doorhy’s death in late August, she and the executive board of the Mattituck-Cutchogue Parent-Teacher Association began brainstorming ways to honor the Mattituck woman.

“Not only to honor Kaitlyn, but to honor her family, which has given so much to this community for the last 15 years,” said Ms. Fox, the PTA president. (more…)

11/07/14 6:00am
Riverhead Dodge president Tony Strollo (left) with his son T.J. Strollo, vice president, and daughter Jane Millman, secretary and treasurer, at the former Out East Family Fun site on Route 58, which they recently purchased to relocate their dealership. (Credit: Barbaraellen Koch)

Riverhead Dodge president Tony Strollo (left) with his son T.J. Strollo, vice president, and daughter Jane Millman, secretary and treasurer, at the former Out East Family Fun site on Route 58, which they recently purchased to relocate their dealership. (Credit: Barbaraellen Koch)

Riverhead Dodge, which once billed itself as the only Riverhead car dealership not on Route 58, appears to be headed there.

Last month, the company purchased the former Out East Family Fun mini-golf and batting cage site on the western end of the busy thoroughfare, with the goal of building a new dealership there and eventually moving from West Main Street, said owner Tony Strollo. (more…)

10/29/14 3:45pm
WaterFire in Providence, R.I.. Credit: Oko Zoko

WaterFire in Providence, R.I.. Credit: Oko Zoko

Light up the Peconic!

A plan to bring “WaterFire” to downtown Riverhead could be in the works. WaterFire Riverhead, as it’s being billed, is a based on similar WaterFire displays around the world — the nearest being in Providence, R.I. — that feature bonfires on waterways while other artistic displays and performances take place around them. (more…)

10/27/14 8:55pm
From left, Landmarks Preservation Commission member  Cliff Baldwin, Riverhead Town Councilwoman Jodi Giglio and commission chair Richard Wines listen to speakers at Monday's commission meeting, where a proposal to make a six-mile stretch of Main Road a National Register Historic Place was withdrawn. (Credit: Tim Gannon)

From left, Landmarks Preservation Commission member Cliff Baldwin, Riverhead Town Councilwoman Jodi Giglio and commission chair Richard Wines listen to speakers at Monday’s commission meeting, where a proposal to make a six-mile stretch of Main Road a National Register Historic Place was withdrawn. (Credit: Tim Gannon)

After hearing more comments both for and against a proposed National Register Historic District on Main Road stretching from Aquebogue to Laurel, Riverhead Town’s Landmarks Preservation Commission reluctantly voted to withdraw its application for the district.

The withdrawal, made at the commission’s monthly meeting Monday, kills the proposal in both Riverhead and Southold townships.

But it didn’t come easily.

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10/23/14 3:28pm
A six-mile stretch of Main Road would be listed on the National Register of Historic Places. (Credit: Andrew Lepre)

A six-mile stretch of Main Road is being pitched for an historic district. (Credit: Andrew Lepre)

The National Register Historic District proposed for Main Road in Aquebogue, Jamesport and Laurel has already been rejected by the Riverhead Town Board — and it appears to be one heading that way with the Southold Town Board as well.

“The Town Board had decided that the fate of the proposed district in Southold would be left to the will of the property owners who own land included in the proposed district,” Southold Supervisor Scott Russell said. “We have had 19 owners raise objections and only four show support. Southold cannot support the proposed district moving forward based on those figures.” (more…)

10/22/14 8:11pm
A six-mile stretch of Main Road could be listed on the National Register of Historic Places. The corridor includes Aquebogue’s Old Steeple Church, built in 1862 and designed by a farmer with no architectural experience, as well as Aquebogue Cemetery, which dates back to 1755 and contains the graves of numerous Revolutionary War soldiers. (Credit: Andrew Lepre)

A six-mile stretch of Main Road could be listed on the National Register of Historic Places. The corridor includes Aquebogue’s Old Steeple Church, built in 1862 and designed by a farmer with no architectural experience, as well as Aquebogue Cemetery, which dates back to 1755 and contains the graves of numerous Revolutionary War soldiers. (Credit: Andrew Lepre)

Four of the five Riverhead Town Board members have signed a letter asking the town’s Landmarks Preservation Commission and the state Office of Parks and Recreation to withdraw the town’s application for a proposed National Register Historic District along Main Road in Aquebogue, Jamesport and Laurel, according to Councilman George Gabrielsen.  (more…)