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09/17/14 12:00pm
09/17/2014 12:00 PM
Flanders artist Andrea Cote at last year's “Eyes on Main Street” event. (Credit: Tim Gannon)

Flanders artist Andrea Cote at last year’s “Eyes on Main Street” event in Riverhead. (Credit: Tim Gannon)

Flanders artist Andrea Cote, who met with the Greenport Village Board to discuss her latest project Monday night, said she plans to install a temporary interactive art piece in Mitchell Park that highlights the village’s history.  (more…)

09/16/14 10:00am
09/16/2014 10:00 AM
Paul Drum at his family's Front Street Station restaurant in Greenport. (Credit: Cyndi Murray)

Paul Drum at his family’s Front Street Station restaurant in Greenport. (Credit: Cyndi Murray)

If shaking hands, schmoozing and helping fellow community members is part of the job description of mayor, then consider 29-year-old Paul Drum “the man.”

Nicknamed “Pauly the man” or “PTM,” Mr. Drum is well-known in Greenport Village.  (more…)

09/14/14 8:00am
Arthur Swan in his living room in Greenport. At age 89, he'll be leaving his longtime home next week, for a new adventure. (Credit: Barbaraellen Koch)

Arthur Swan in his living room in Greenport. At age 89, he’ll be leaving his longtime home next week for a new adventure. (Credit: Barbaraellen Koch)

One could use the most glowing adjectives to describe Arthur Swan’s personality and none of them would seem effusive.

That’s because they’re well deserved: The 89-year-old tenor and voice coach from Greenport is among the world’s rare examples of people who are as smart as they are charming.  (more…)

09/14/14 6:00am
Wells Homestead Farmstand in Aquebogue. (Credit: Barbaraellen Koch, file)

Wells Homestead Farmstand in Aquebogue. (Credit: Barbaraellen Koch, file)

Well, here we are again. It’s September, back-to-school time on our North Fork. Teachers in many classrooms will ask youngsters to write a few paragraphs describing their summer vacations. And those youngsters will groan and then settle down, attempting to use big, important-sounding words, trying to impress their teacher.  (more…)

09/13/14 8:00am
09/13/2014 8:00 AM
Randy Clement (left) and Mile Weber Jr. of Clement Carpentry of Jamesport working on the Witch's Hat restoration Thursday morning.

Randy Clement (left) and Mike Weber Jr. of Clement Carpentry of Jamesport working on the Witch’s Hat restoration Thursday morning.

The curiously shaped “Witch’s Hat” in Aquebogue is getting a much-needed makeover thanks to donations from area businesses and volunteers.

Spearheaded by the Riverhead Landmarks Preservation Commission, along with the Save Main Road preservation advocacy group, the roadside structure — named an official town landmark in 1987 — will be restored back to its original specifications.

The stand was built in 1926 by Henry and Lena Flemming, and used to sell gas, candy, cigarettes, and eventually ice cream to motorists from the 1930’s to 1970.  (more…)