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07/24/14 12:00pm
07/24/2014 12:00 PM
The town recently published an updated brochure on its yellow bag program. (Tim Kelly file photo)

The town recently published an updated brochure about its yellow bag program. (Credit: Tim Kelly, file)

Picking up town-issued yellow bags is as common on a Southold residents’ grocery list as a carton of milk. They are a necessary part of the self-hauling, “Pay As You Throw” garbage disposal system the town implemented more than 20 years ago. (more…)

07/23/14 3:38pm
07/23/2014 3:38 PM
The post that once held the Greenport post office box was left behind after workers removed the historic box Tuesday. (Credit: Paul Squire)

The thin, cement post that once held a cast-iron Greenport mailbox was left behind after workers removed the historic box Tuesday. (Credit: Paul Squire)

Greenport business owners and residents wrote letters and called the U.S. Postal Service, demanding that the historic, deep blue cast-iron mailbox bolted to the cement pole in front of Claudio’s restaurant be kept where it is.

But their efforts weren’t enough.  (more…)

07/23/14 3:00pm
The menu at Goldberg's Famous Bagels in Mattituck, which opens Thursday, July 24, features a variety of breakfast foods, sandwiches and salads. (Credit: Rachel Young)

The menu at Goldberg’s Famous Bagels in Mattituck, which opens Thursday, features a variety of breakfast foods, sandwiches and salads. (Credit: Rachel Young)

Breakfast sandwich enthusiasts, tomorrow is the day you’ve been waiting for: Goldberg’s Famous Bagels will open its doors at 6 a.m. Thursday at Mattituck Plaza, the franchise’s owner said. (more…)

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07/23/14 12:55pm
TIM KELLY FILE PHOTO | Regina Calcaterra of New Suffolk opening her State Senate campaign in the summer of 2009.

Regina Calcaterra of New Suffolk opening her State Senate campaign in the summer of 2009. (Credit: Tim Kelly, file)

In mid-September, the three co-chairs of a high-powered commission aimed at rooting out corruption in state politics arranged for a meeting with Gov. Andrew Cuomo, who set up the commission last summer. In the governor’s mid-town office, William Fitzpatrick, a district attorney from Syracuse, raised concerns he felt were hampering the commission’s effort, the New York Times reported today .

At the center of those concerns were alleged roadblocks  planted by Regina Calcaterra, a New Suffolk attorney who had been appointed the commission’s executive director. The commissioners threatened to quit, alleging that Ms. Calcaterra was running interference on investigations that pointed back to the governor’s office.

Lawrence Schwartz, the secretary to the governor, responded by saying of Ms. Calcaterra: “She is not going anywhere.”

These bombshell revelations were detailed by a three-month New York Times investigation published today.  (more…)

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07/23/14 12:00pm
Darius Strickland of Greenport rising up for a shot in a wild game against Hampton Bays. (Credit: Garret Meade)

Darius Strickland of Greenport rising up for a shot in a wild game against Hampton Bays. (Credit: Garret Meade)

Depending on your vantage point, it was either the best of playground basketball or perhaps the worst it can offer.

Greenport’s game against Hampton Bays on Monday night had a little bit of everything, including a team that rallied from an 11-point deficit to take the lead, some nifty moves, over-the-top physical play, three technical fouls, a double ejection for fighting and a team forced to finish with only four players. (more…)

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07/23/14 10:00am
Greenport's sewage treatment plant may need $35,000 worth of repairs. (Cyndi Murray photo)

Greenport’s sewage treatment plant requires $18,000 worth of repairs. (Credit: Cyndi Murray, file)

Eliminating the foul odors exuding from Greenport’s sewage treatment plant will cost roughly $17,000 less than originally estimated, according to Greenport Village administrator Paul Pallas.

(more…)

07/23/14 8:00am
Employee Barbara Zimnoski in the new Long Island Cauliflower showroom, which has a large selection of Dramm professional watering tools, sprinklers and hoses. (Credit: Barbaraellen Koch)

Employee Barbara Zimnoski in the new Long Island Cauliflower showroom, which has a large selection of Dramm professional watering tools, sprinklers and hoses. (Credit: Barbaraellen Koch)

When it was founded in 1901, the Long Island Cauliflower Association existed solely to market and sell cauliflower throughout the region.

But as times changed, so did LICA, which eventually expanded its agriculture business to serve different types of farmers.  (more…)

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07/23/14 6:00am
The North Fork Community Theatre in Mattituck rehearses this summer’s Youth on Stage musical, “The Wedding Singer.”

The North Fork Community Theatre in Mattituck rehearses this summer’s Youth on Stage musical, “The Wedding Singer.”

North Fork Community Theatre in Mattituck will present this summer’s Youth on Stage musical, “The Wedding Singer,” based on the 1998 film of the same name, beginning Thursday, July 24.

Set in 1985, the play is a romantic comedy about Robbie Hart, a wedding singer/wannabe rock star and Julia, the waitress who wins Robbie’s affection. The production is directed by Amanda Mouzakes, with musical direction by Jake Boergesson.

Performances will take place July 24-27, July 31-Aug. 3 and Aug. 7-10. Show times are 8 p.m. Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays and 2:30 p.m. Sundays. An opening reception will take place at 7 p.m. Thursday, July 24. Chances for two tickets to the Broadway show “Rock of Ages” will be sold at all performances.

Admission is $20. Student rush tickets ($15) may be available 10 minutes before curtain time. Visit nfct.com or call 298-NFCT (6328).

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