10/24/14 6:00am

It was great to see such a sizable turnout at the OFD open house on Saturday night. They are hoping it results in volunteers stepping up to the plate and joining the ranks of Orient’s EMTs and firefighters. The department is in need of many additional “bodies” to join its team. Stop by the firehouse or call 323-2445.  (more…)

10/23/14 1:48pm
Captain Sid Smith stands at the bow of the Merit in Greenport this summer. Mr. Smith and his two crew were dubbed heroes after they rescued four people who were thrown into stormy seas Wednesday night when their tugboat sank. (Credit: Paul Squire)

Captain Sid Smith stands at the bow of the Merit in Greenport this summer. Mr. Smith and his two crew were dubbed heroes after they rescued four people who were thrown into stormy seas Wednesday night when their tugboat sank. (Credit: Paul Squire)

A Greenport fishing boat captain and his two crew members rescued four people from heaving seas and high winds when their 55-foot-long tugboat capsized and sank off the Rhode Island coast last night.

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10/23/14 6:00am
 Dozens of kids in costume celebrated Halloween last year at the Mattituck Lions Club. (Credit: Katharine Schroeder, file)

Dozens of kids in costume celebrated Halloween last year at the Mattituck Lions Club. (Credit: Katharine Schroeder, file)

Attention all goblins, princesses, ghosts and creepy creatures: Come to the annual Halloween parade, Friday, Oct. 31, sponsored by the Mattituck Lions Club and Mattituck Fire Department. The parade begins at the firehouse at 6 p.m. and proceeds to the high school. Come see some of our youngest trick-or-treaters celebrate the season.  (more…)