Paul Connor, vice chairman of Peconic Landing’s board of trustees, was recently honored with the 2017 Trustee of the Year Award from LeadingAge New York, a not-for-profit advocacy group representing more than 600 retirement communities throughout the state.
Dr. Thomas Mercier walks into an examining room, introduces himself to a newborn’s parents and says, “Hi, have I ever met you before?”
This has become a common practice for the soon-to-retire Mattituck pediatrician, who has treated generations of North Forkers in nearly 40 years of medical practice.
A mosquito sample in Southold tested positive for West Nile virus, according to the Suffolk County Health Department. The sample was one of 19 to test positive across Suffolk County. READ
What started as an agricultural agency in 1917 has grown to encompass that and much more. The Cornell Cooperative Extension of Suffolk County, based in Riverhead, is celebrating its 100th anniversary this year.
Greenport Village administrator Paul Pallas said Tuesday that the village’s problematic pump-boat has been back in service since Saturday. READ
The Suffolk County Health Department is warning residents to avoid contact with water in a pond on the corner of Silvermere Road and Shore Drive in Greenport due to blue-green algae. READ
An East Hampton man who owns one of the biggest agricultural companies in the country has purchased more than 300 acres of farmland on the North Fork in the past nine months, including more than 100 acres that can only be used for agriculture.
The U.S. House of Representatives passed a bill July 25 to prevent the sale of Plum Island by the federal government to the highest bidder for the second time. READ
Crescent Duck Farm, the last of its kind on Long Island, has a new 26,000 square foot solid waste storage facility that will prevent thousands of pounds of nitrogen from polluting ground and surface waters.
A humpback whale was reportedly spotted in Long Island Sound off Orient Saturday afternoon. READ