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07/30/14 12:28am
07/30/2014 12:28 AM
North Fork second baseman Brad Witkowski tags out Southampton's Donovan May, who tried to steal second base in the first inning. (Credit: Daniel De Mato)

North Fork second baseman Brad Witkowski tags out Southampton’s Donovan May, who tried to steal second base in the first inning. (Credit: Daniel De Mato)

HCBL SEMIFINALS, GAME 2 | BREAKERS 6, OSPREYS 4

The end is sudden.

A pitcher winds up, fires, the ball pops in the catcher’s mitt, and that’s it. A season is over. An intense run of 42 games in 59 days has ended for the North Fork Ospreys.

And with it came silence from the Ospreys’ dugout and a largely silent reaction from their fans. While the Southampton Breakers rejoiced and exchanged high-fives, the glum-looking Ospreys began the process of coming to terms with the notion that their summer is over. (more…)

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07/29/14 8:00am
Group for the East End's Missy Weiss prepares soil with Victoria Witczak, 9, of Cutchogue, and her sister Julianna, 3, last weekend at Downs Farm Preserve in Cutchogue.

Group for the East End’s Missy Weiss running an educational class at Downs Farm Preserve on rain gardens in April with the help of Victoria Witczak, 9, of Cutchogue, and her sister Julianna, 3. (Credit: Katharine Schroeder)

Governor Andrew Cuomo announced last week that Southold Town has been awarded a $30,000 grant to cover the costs of damages caused by Hurricane Sandy at Cutchogue’s Downs Farm/Fort Corchaug Preserve.  (more…)

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07/28/14 9:23pm
07/28/2014 9:23 PM
Penn Murfee slides home for North Fork's first and only run in Game 1 of its semifinal series against Southampton. (Credit: Garret Meade)

Penn Murfee slides home for North Fork’s first and only run in Game 1 of its semifinal series against Southampton. (Credit: Garret Meade)

HCBL SEMIFINALS, GAME 1 | BREAKERS 7, OSPREYS 1

A five-runs-batted-in game doesn’t come along often for a player. They are to be savored. They are to be cherished. They are to be remembered.

Mitchell McGeein knows the deal. But the Southampton Breakers first baseman also knows the good feeling that comes with it is fleeting.

“It will last until I go to bed, but then as soon as I get up in the morning, it’s like it never happened,” he said. “It’s another day at the ballpark and try to repeat what I did today.” (more…)

07/28/14 8:00am
Logan Kirshak, 8, of Bellport at Greenport Village's skate park event Sunday. (Credit: Katharine Schroeder photos)

Logan Kirshak, 8, of Bellport at Greenport Village’s skate park event Sunday. (Credit: Katharine Schroeder photos)

Greenport Village’s new-look Skate Park Festival was held Sunday and featured music, food and free lessons for younger skaters from longtime Greenport skaters Justin “Beau” Pollack and pal Andrew Semon, who teamed up with the village to help organize the event.

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07/27/14 2:15pm
07/27/2014 2:15 PM
Kieran Corcoran returning a shot Sunday morning when he and Chris Ujkic won their eighth straight men's doubles title in the Bob Wall Memorial Tournament. (Credit: Garret Meade)

Kieran Corcoran returning a shot Sunday when he and Chris Ujkic won their eighth straight men’s doubles title in the Bob Wall Memorial Tournament. (Credit: Garret Meade)

BOB WALL MEMORIAL TOURNAMENT

It takes two tennis players to form a doubles team, but Kieran Corcoran and Chris Ujkic play as one.

They share a great understanding, talking, flashing signals and encouraging each other on the court. (more…)

07/27/14 2:09pm
Greg Swords, who is visiting from Georgia, having a good time at Saturday's lobsterfest in Southold. (Credit: Katharine Schroeder photos)

Greg Swords, who is visiting from Georgia, having a good time at Saturday’s lobsterfest in Southold. (Credit: Katharine Schroeder photos)

The Rotary Clubs of Southold and Greenport hosted the annual Lobsterfest Saturday night at the Wharf House at Founders Landing in Southold.

Guests had their choice of lobster or steak. Hot dogs and burgers were available for kids.

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07/27/14 2:00pm
Nicholas Mazard, director of sales and marketing for Koppert Cress USA, explained that natural fiber is used instead of soil to grow  microgreens, enabling the live plant products to arrive at restaurants without bringing 'dirt into their kitchens.' (Credit: Carrie Miller)

Nicholas Mazard, director of sales and marketing for Koppert Cress USA, explained that natural fiber is used instead of soil to grow microgreens, enabling the live plant products to arrive at restaurants without bringing ‘dirt into their kitchens.’ (Credit: Carrie Miller)

Picture a full garden’s worth of flavors: sweet corn, beets, sweet peas, arugula, fresh basil and even crisp green apples.

Now picture all of those varieties tiny enough to be pressed together in your fingertips.

This is happening right now on the North Fork, where Koppert Cress USA of Cutchogue is producing microgreens. Each one is packed full of fresh flavor and boasts more nutrition than varieties grown full size.  (more…)

07/27/14 10:00am

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I was sorry, but not surprised, to see The Suffolk Times parroting the leftist party line regarding its coverage of the “border children” arriving in Riverhead.

According to the newspaper, this sudden tidal wave of nearly 60,000 children is the result of the kids “fleeing their violence-plagued homelands in Central America.” Frankly, this is a logic-twisting, flat-out lie. The violence in their homelands has been horrible for decades.  (more…)