09/08/17 6:00am
09/08/2017 6:00 AM

North Fork business owners may be in trouble next summer if the J-1 work visa program is discontinued.

The J-1 program allows students from foreign countries to come to the United States during the summer to work. They are legal workers who pay taxes and provide help to employers who request them.

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09/05/17 6:55pm
09/05/2017 6:55 PM

I’m Suzie Germano and I’m the nursery manager at Trimble’s Nursery in Cutchogue. I’ve been working here for 13 years.

My favorite part about this job is every day something else is in bloom. It’s a bird sanctuary here; it’s beautiful. I love designing people’s gardens because the final result is amazing, as you could see around you.

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08/28/17 4:40pm
08/28/2017 4:40 PM

Hi, I’m Alison O’Malley, owner of Eagle’s Neck Paddling Company in Orient Beach State Park.

This is our 15th season here and we’ve been in business for 28 years. It’s kind of just been a labor of love. It was a business that my father had run since I was little, so when he passed away and I took over it’s kind of connecting me to him.

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08/14/17 5:30pm
08/14/2017 5:30 PM

Hi there, my name is Caroline Eng. I work at Dog Town and I’m the store manager over here.

I’ve been here for two years. My favorite thing about this job is getting to meet all the different breeds of dogs that come. We get to play with puppies and we have adults, so we have a whole entire variety of dogs that you get to meet and greet and learn about their personalities, also.

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