04/18/14 8:00am
04/18/2014 8:00 AM
Brewer Yacht Yard & Marina worker Eric Scharpf applies varnish to a Cape Dory-brand sailboat in the Greenport yard's maintenance area. (Credit: Paul Squire)

Brewer Yacht Yard & Marina worker Eric Scharpf applies varnish to a Cape Dory-brand sailboat in the Greenport yard’s maintenance area. (Credit: Paul Squire)

About two weeks before the Greenport fishing season begins to ramp up, the docks downtown remain quiet, save for the whipping wind and driving rain.

On Tuesday, dockhands were preparing to wrap tires with canvas to use as bumpers for the docks at Claudio’s Marina. “It’s a little cold to do anything else,” said owner Jerry Tuthill. But come May 1, when the docks open for business, Greenport’s historic working waterfront will be bustling again. It’s a part of Greenport’s identity that shows no sign of drifting away.  (more…)

04/17/14 9:23am
04/17/2014 9:23 AM
Lucharitos illuminated sign has cause controversy. (Marc LaMaina credit photo)

Lucharitos illuminated sign has cause controversy. (Marc LaMaina credit photo)

After months of back and forth, popular Mexican restaurant Lucharitos Taqueria & Tequila Bar in Greenport will get to keep its illuminated sign.

But owner Marc LaMaina still is in no mood to celebrate. (more…)

04/15/14 5:00pm
04/15/2014 5:00 PM
Jet Dream's is closing up shop after 18-years on Main Street in Greenport. (Cyndi Murray photo)

Jet’s Dream in Greenport is closing after 18-years on Main Street. (Credit: Cyndi Murray)

After 18 years in business, JET’s Dream boutique on Main Street in Greenport will close its doors at the end of the month.

High overhead costs and owner Joann Tamin’s chronic health problems played a role in making the tough decision to close the store, she said Tuesday. JET’s Dream, which Ms. Tamin described as an “eco-boutique” where “every day is Earth Day,” is slated to close Wednesday, April 30 — just one month after she decided to give up the business. (more…)

04/15/14 8:00am
Bryan Villanti is opening up Vines N' Vittles on Front Street in Greenport. (Credit: Barbaraellen Koch photo)

Bryan Villanti is opening up Vines N’ Vittles on Front Street in Greenport. (Credit: Barbaraellen Koch photo)

A new eatery will be opening up shop in coming weeks in the space that formerly held Pagano’s Little Italian Place.

Bryan Villante will be launching Vino N’ Vittles at 110 Front St., offering local wines and full menu ranging from scallops to shrimp scampi to burgers.

Read more about it on northforker.com

04/14/14 8:00am
Jeanne Scott (far right) with her daughters and grandchildren (from left) Julie Murphy with daughter Sophie Murphy, 9 months, of Penn., Katie Scott Ryan of Riverhead, Rebecca Riccio of South Jamesprt, (Jeanne Scott) holding Dylan Ryan 15 months outside the business founded 37 years ago. (Credit: Barbaraellen Koch photos)

Jeanne Scott, right, holding her grandchild, Dylan Ryan, outside Landscape Adventure in Jamesport. Pictured with her daughters, from left, Julie Murphy holding her daughter, Sophie, Katie Scott Ryan and Rebecca Riccio. (Credit: Barbaraellen Koch)

Jeanne Scott, owner of Landscape Adventure in Northville, remembers a time when the supermarket didn’t carry flowers and big-box stores like Lowe’s and Home Depot — with all their plants and garden products — didn’t exist.

(more…)

04/08/14 1:00pm
04/08/2014 1:00 PM

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Looking for work, or know someone who is?

Times/Review classifieds offers local companies a place to advertise their job openings each week, and this week over 60 positions are available from restaurant help, to a mason, to sailing instructors.

And for anyone interested in submitting a classified ad, email: classified@timesreview.com(more…)