09/21/18 5:19pm
09/21/2018 5:19 PM

After opening a farm stand in Calverton earlier this year, the owners of Lavender by the Bay appeared before the Riverhead Town Planning Board Thursday to seek formal site plan approval.

The owners, Susan and Serge Rozenbaum, run a successful 17-acre farm in East Marion where they grow several varieties of French and English lavender. READ

09/14/18 6:01am
09/14/2018 6:01 AM

Five people spoke in support of Eastern Front Brewing Co. at a public hearing before the Southold Planning Board Monday evening. The Mattituck brewery is seeking site plan approval to reopen its Main Road tasting room.

“I own property here in Mattituck and I’m totally in favor of this application, so I hope you guys will take it into consideration,” said resident Mike Hughes. READ

09/06/18 6:00am

For Marty and Ted Griffin, taking over the family business wasn’t a convenience, but a necessity.

“It was right in the middle of the Vietnam War. Dad died at 45, I was only 13,” Ted recalled solemnly last week, shortly after closing on the sale of their iconic family garage. “It was a trying time.” READ

08/31/18 5:55am
08/31/2018 5:55 AM

Visitors to the North Fork encounter dozens of options for farm-to-table fare, along with wineries and bucolic farm and water views to enjoy.

Potential employees have their pick, too. From restaurant line cooks and buspeople to tasting room staff and hotel workers, newspaper classified sections and websites like Indeed and Craigslist are brimming with employment opportunities in the hospitality industry.

As that industry booms, however, hiring managers are struggling to find staff. READ