10/24/14 4:30pm
10/24/2014 4:30 PM
The shelves inside Bookhampton in Mattituck are bare. (Credit: Barbaraellen Koch)

The shelves inside Bookhampton in Mattituck are bare. (Credit: Barbaraellen Koch)

Renovations being made inside Bookhampton in Mattituck have caused the book store to close temporarily, its owner says.

Empty bookshelves could be seen in the Love Lane storefront Friday and a sign was papered to a window informing customers of the temporary closure.

Charline Spector anticipates reopening prior to the holiday season.

In May, Ms. Spector pleaded with customers in a mass email to buy a book and save the store. On Friday, however, she said the store is doing “better” financially, adding that the closure is simply to rearrange items in store.

She insisted the bookstore is not in danger of permanently closing.

Until its reopening, customers can buy a book at bookhampton.com or by visiting the company’s East Hampton or Southampton stores.

cmurray@timesreview.com

Featured Story
10/24/14 8:00am
CARRIE MILLER PHOTO | Several bullets pierced windows following this East Avenue shooting in 2013, though no one was hurt.

Several bullets pierced windows following this East Avenue shooting in 2013, though no one was hurt. (Credit: Carrie Miller, file)

Two shootings within two days rattled the North Fork last week, though police said the incidents are rare, especially in Southold Town.

Suspects have been caught in both cases. The four men (one from Aquebogue) who allegedly attacked two other men in Southold last Tuesday have been indicted by a grand jury on felony assault charges. Authorities say a fifth suspect may also have been involved. (more…)

Featured Story
10/23/14 10:32pm
10/23/2014 10:32 PM
Sam Henry, one of Greenport/Southold's eight seniors, prepares to serve. Henry made 13 digs against Bishop McGann-Mercy. (Credit: Garret Meade)

Sam Henry, one of Greenport/Southold’s eight seniors, prepares to serve. Henry made 13 digs against Bishop McGann-Mercy. (Credit: Garret Meade)

CLIPPERS 25, 25, 25, MONARCHS 13, 23, 14

Jenna Standish had been looking forward to Senior Day 2014 ever since she was a freshman. The senior outside hitter and her teammates on the Greenport/Southold high school girls volleyball team found the wait to be a worthwhile one.

Standish made a special day even more memorable by her fine all-around play as the Clippers took down Bishop McGann-Mercy in three games and eliminated the Monarchs from playoff contention on Thursday. The playoff-bound Clippers played what their coach, Mike Gunther, said was one of their best matches of the season, a 25-13, 25-23, 25-14 win in their final home match of the regular season at Greenport High School. (more…)

Featured Story
10/23/14 3:28pm
A six-mile stretch of Main Road would be listed on the National Register of Historic Places. (Credit: Andrew Lepre)

A six-mile stretch of Main Road is being pitched for an historic district. (Credit: Andrew Lepre)

The National Register Historic District proposed for Main Road in Aquebogue, Jamesport and Laurel has already been rejected by the Riverhead Town Board — and it appears to be one heading that way with the Southold Town Board as well.

“The Town Board had decided that the fate of the proposed district in Southold would be left to the will of the property owners who own land included in the proposed district,” Southold Supervisor Scott Russell said. “We have had 19 owners raise objections and only four show support. Southold cannot support the proposed district moving forward based on those figures.” (more…)

10/23/14 1:48pm
Captain Sid Smith stands at the bow of the Merit in Greenport this summer. Mr. Smith and his two crew were dubbed heroes after they rescued four people who were thrown into stormy seas Wednesday night when their tugboat sank. (Credit: Paul Squire)

Captain Sid Smith stands at the bow of the Merit in Greenport this summer. Mr. Smith and his two crew were dubbed heroes after they rescued four people who were thrown into stormy seas Wednesday night when their tugboat sank. (Credit: Paul Squire)

A Greenport fishing boat captain and his two crew members rescued four people from heaving seas and high winds when their 55-foot-long tugboat capsized and sank off the Rhode Island coast last night.

(more…)

10/23/14 1:00pm
The Southold and Greenport high school drama clubs present 'Don't Drink the Water.' (Credit: Katharine Schroeder)

The Southold and Greenport high school drama clubs present ‘Don’t Drink the Water.’ (Credit: Katharine Schroeder)

The Southold and Greenport high school drama clubs will present their third joint production, “Don’t Drink the Water,” Friday to Sunday, Oct. 24 to 26. The classic Woody Allen comedy will be performed in Southold’s district auditorium at 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday.  (more…)

Featured Story
10/23/14 10:00am
Greenport vacation homes currently listed on airbnb.com.

Greenport vacation homes currently listed on airbnb.com.

Although Greenport has long been a hot spot for vacation rentals, the increasing popularity of websites that allow homeowners to lease their properties on a short-term basis has residents and village officials concerned.

On Monday, the Village Board agreed to revisit its zoning code on short-term rentals amid the rising use of websites like Airbnb, which allow homeowners to lease their properties for a little as one night. The conversation was prompted by complaints from residents and village officials alike that the hotel-like operations are disrupting otherwise quiet neighborhoods. (more…)

Featured Story
10/23/14 8:00am
Southold land preservation coordinator Melissa Spiro thanked the Sinatra Family of East Marion for their donation during Tuesday's board meeting. (Credit: Carrie Miller)

Southold land preservation coordinator Melissa Spiro thanked the Sinatra Family of East Marion for their donation during Tuesday’s board meeting. (Credit: Carrie Miller)

The Southold Town Board voted unanimously to move forward with preserving two parcels as open space, one of which is being donated to the town for conservation.

Richard and Camille Sinatra of East Marion have offered the town a 10-acre property off Kayleigh’s Court that is currently zoned for residential housing. (more…)