Race day began before sunrise, which suited Jean Mellano; she couldn’t sleep anyway. Dark clouds hovered over the North Fork and the whipping wind signaled less-than-ideal conditions ahead.
Ms. Mellano had been through the drill many times before, always at the side of her life partner, Steve Tarpinian, on the morning of a triathlon. Mr. Tarpinian, a swim coach and triathlete, was well known across the East End as the brainchild of local races including the Mighty Hamptons Triathlon and the Mighty North Fork Triathlon. READ
Residents and guests from across the North Fork gathered Monday to pay tribute to the men and women who paid the ultimate sacrifice for their country. READ
When Matthew Rolle told his friends he’d been diagnosed with stage four colon and liver cancer, he asked them not to do anything for him.
But the Mattituck resident’s friends disregarded his wish and are throwing a fundraiser in his honor anyway. READ
The red, white and blue of the American flag will fly high on the North Fork Monday, May 28, as local parades and ceremonies are held in observance of Memorial Day. READ
Three Suffolk Times staffers will discuss their reporting on the 1966 disappearance of Cutchogue’s Louise Pietrewicz at a free event being hosted in Riverhead Thursday evening. READ
New indoor accommodations at Wildwood State Park are now open to the public.
State Parks Commissioner Rose Harvey held a press conference Monday afternoon announcing the opening of 10 new cottages that are now available to rent on the Wading River grounds. Until now, Wildwood only offered sites for tents and trailers. READ
In recent weeks, those taking note of the American flag truck on County Route 48 that marks the location of Treiber Farms in Southold have likely also seen, just yards away, the Rev. Roger Joslin working with volunteers to create a new garden.
They’re involved in the Common Ground project, building a garden meant to provide locals in need with fresh fruits and vegetables they might not otherwise be able to enjoy. READ
The 19th-century Vail-Leavitt Music Hall in Riverhead was buzzing as Sophia Burke fielded one question after another. A bobby pin had just fallen from a girl’s hair. A boy inquired about a name tag. Ms. Burke assured him she needs only five minutes to make it. READ
After recently rejoining a drum circle at a friend’s home in Port Jefferson, an idea struck Erin Narumi Prince.
Not seeing an established group on the North Fork, the Baiting Hollow resident decided it was up to her to form one farther east. READ
About a dozen community members gathered in St. Agnes School Thursday night for the fourth Synergy Greenport meeting, where school security and police engagement with youths were the biggest topics. READ