An 11th hour agreement between Eastern Long Island Hospital management and a union representing health care professionals prevented a further standoff after union members picketed outside the Greenport hospital Thursday, July 12. READ
The Southold Historical Society is presenting “Clink! A Toast to Long Island Wine,” a visual essay exhibition of the history of wine on Long Island.
The historical society took a unique crowdsourcing approach to curate the exhibit. Members of the community and the wine industry were asked to donate or loan artifacts that showcased the beginnings and growth of North Fork vineyards. READ
As you drive along Sound Avenue, you might notice something missing.
The cattle that once grazed in front of Martha Clara Vineyards no longer live at the Riverhead winery. They were relocated about a month ago to a farm upstate, officials from the vineyard said. READ
Commercial fisherman in New York are in the midst of a fluke fishing closure that will run until the end of the month.
The closure began Sunday, and when it reopens Aug. 1, fishermen will be limited to a daily limit of 50 pounds of fluke. READ
The Greenport man charged with drunken driving in the fatal crash Sunday morning had a blood alcohol content of 0.21 percent — nearly three times the legal limit — according to Suffolk County assistant district attorney Ray Varuolo. READ
One person died and another was arrested following a head-on collision that shut down Route 48 in Greenport for several hours Sunday, according to Southold Town police press release. READ
When it gets very hot on Shelter Island, chickens lay fewer eggs, turkeys call a temporary truce in the battle for reproductive rights and the horses on Midway Road stand so still that if not for an occasional flick of the withers or tail, I could mistake them for Breyer models. READ
Four centuries after explorer Adriaen Block sailed the East River into Long Island Sound, mapping the area and discovering that Manhattan and Long Island are separate islands, Greenport documentarian Thomas Halaczinsky has retraced the journey.
He explored about 70 islands in his travels from New York Harbor to Fishers Island Sound aboard his sailboat, Sojourn, and documented the experience for his new book, “Archipelago New York.” READ
The World’s Longest Sunfish Race Around Shelter Island, NY is an unpredictable event in an unpredictable sport.
A case in point was the 48th edition hosted Saturday by the Southold Yacht Club. The nautical marathon, a 25-mile counterclockwise circumnavigation of Shelter Island, featured one twist and turn after another, a number of lead changes and an eye-opening ending. At one stage, with a lead pack of eight boats within 150 yards of each other, it appeared as if there would be a sprint to the finish, but John Eckart would have none of it. READ