10/24/14 4:30pm
10/24/2014 4:30 PM
The shelves inside Bookhampton in Mattituck are bare. (Credit: Barbaraellen Koch)

The shelves inside Bookhampton in Mattituck are bare. (Credit: Barbaraellen Koch)

Renovations being made inside Bookhampton in Mattituck have caused the book store to close temporarily, its owner says.

Empty bookshelves could be seen in the Love Lane storefront Friday and a sign was papered to a window informing customers of the temporary closure.

Charline Spector anticipates reopening prior to the holiday season.

In May, Ms. Spector pleaded with customers in a mass email to buy a book and save the store. On Friday, however, she said the store is doing “better” financially, adding that the closure is simply to rearrange items in store.

She insisted the bookstore is not in danger of permanently closing.

Until its reopening, customers can buy a book at bookhampton.com or by visiting the company’s East Hampton or Southampton stores.

cmurray@timesreview.com

10/19/14 2:00pm
10/19/2014 2:00 PM

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10/16/14 12:00pm
10/16/2014 12:00 PM
North Fork Table & Inn co-owners Gerry Hayden and Claudia Fleming discuss the history of their highly regarded Southold restaurant, which was recently placed on the market for $3.8 million.

North Fork Table & Inn co-owners Gerry Hayden and Claudia Fleming discuss the history of their highly regarded Southold restaurant, which was recently placed on the market for $3.8 million.

What started as a vision, which some said was unrealistic, is now Long Island’s top Zagat-rated restaurant.  (more…)

10/12/14 12:00pm
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10/11/14 5:25pm
10/11/2014 5:25 PM
The inside of PeraBell in Patchogue Saturday. The owners plan to open a Riverhead location this spring. (Credit: Rachel Young)

The inside of PeraBell in Patchogue Saturday. The owners plan to open a Riverhead location this spring. (Credit: Rachel Young)

East Main Street in Riverhead reminds restaurateur John Peragine of how downtown Patchogue looked around a decade ago, he said.

“It has the same kind of feel to it,” he said.  (more…)

10/05/14 2:00pm
10/05/2014 2:00 PM

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09/30/14 6:00pm
09/30/2014 6:00 PM
Birchwood is expected to re-open by November. (Barbaraellen Koch file photo)

Birchwood is expected to re-open by November. (Barbaraellen Koch file photo)

It has a new catering room, a new menu, and even a new name — technically.

But the new owner of the Birchwood restaurant in Polish Town makes something very clear: the things that locals loved about the venerable eatery will stay the same. (more…)

09/29/14 12:00pm
09/29/2014 12:00 PM
United Riverhead Terminal in Northville plans to convert two of the existing petroleum tanks on its property to gasoline storage tanks. (Credit: Tim Gannon)

United Riverhead Terminal in Northville plans to convert two of the existing petroleum tanks on its property to gasoline storage tanks. (Credit: Tim Gannon)

Remember the gasoline shortage that followed Hurricane Sandy? Things like that could be less likely to happen after future storms, given a proposal to store more than 4.8 million gallons of gas in Northville holding tanks that now contain oil.

The plan for the 287-acre United Riverhead Terminals property on Sound Shore Road will be subject to a public hearing before the Riverhead Town Board. A hearing date of Tuesday, Oct. 21, at 7 p.m. has been discussed but not yet formally approved.

“The project was initiated after the response we received from government officials during Superstorm Sandy,” said Scott Kamm, general manager of United Riverhead Terminals.

When Long Island was crippled by a gasoline shortage during the power outage cause by Sandy, officials asked if URT had gasoline storage capability. But at the time, it stored only petroleum, Mr. Kamm said.

The company, which acquired the former Northville Industries property in 2012, now plans to convert two existing tanks to store gasoline. It also wants to build two additional 19,000-gallon tanks for blending 10 percent ethanol into the gasoline. There are currently 20 storage tanks at the facility.

The two tanks to be converted are on the north side of Sound Shore Road. One tank, with a capacity of 87,000 barrels of oil, will hold 2.7 million gallons of regular gasoline; the other, which can hold 67,000 barrels, will contain 2.1 million gallons of premium gasoline, according to URT. (One barrel equates to 31.5 gallons.) The project already has state Department of Environmental Conservation approval, according to Mr. Kamm.

The proposal doesn’t technically require a special permit, since it isn’t a 10 percent expansion, according to town environmental engineer Joe Hall. However, Town Board members decided to hold the hearing anyway, because Northville residents had inquired about the project.

Supervisor Sean Walter also suggested that URT do a traffic analysis for the intersection of Sound Avenue, Pennys Road and Northville Turnpike.