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06/20/17 4:59pm
06/20/2017 4:59 PM

It’s an old-fashioned concept: a person needs medical treatment but has limited ability to travel, so a doctor visits their home. In a rural area with an aging population, like the North Fork, it’s an idea that makes sense to a lot of people.

The needs of his East End community are what Greenport physician assistant Steven Templeton had in mind when he launched Medical House Calls of the North Fork in 2015.

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06/15/17 3:10pm
06/15/2017 3:10 PM

The gorgeous English lavender is expected to bloom at Lavender by the Bay this weekend, a stunning occurrence that draws thousands to the East Marion lavender farm every summer.

While Orient and East Marion residents and business owners have complained of road congestion during the bloom, this year the farm’s owner has removed one acre of plants to add 100 parking spots. The farm previously had 65 spots.

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06/12/17 6:01am
06/12/2017 6:01 AM

Early Thursday afternoon, Suffolk County Executive Steve Bellone and Suffolk County Legislator Al Krupski climbed aboard a barge and headed into the Peconic Bay. Their mission: to harvest sugar kelp, a type of seaweed.

The officials participated in the first harvest of Cornell Cooperative Extension Marine Program’s pilot Peconic Estuary Seaweed Aquaculture Feasibility Study, which is funded in part through Suffolk County.

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06/08/17 6:00am
06/08/2017 6:00 AM

In an area where some farm families measure their lineage in centuries, new North Fork agricultural operations are launching all the time.

From Wading River to Orient, a handful of startup farms and nurseries plant or sell their first crops each year.

They start off with a business plan and a dream, hoping to carve out their niche in the agricultural legacy of the North Fork.

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05/27/17 8:13am
05/27/2017 8:13 AM

Since 2012, the Long Island Regional Seed Consortium has been saving thousands of local and international heirloom vegetable seeds, as well as some flowers, with an eye toward preserving a sustainable food culture. But those seeds need a secure home where they can be safely stored, organized and distributed to be grown by generations to come.  READ