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01/24/15 4:00pm
01/24/2015 4:00 PM
(Credit: Claire Leaden) Allison Williams films a scene for HBO’s “Girls” outside Claudio’s in Greenport in June 2013.

Allison Williams films a scene for HBO’s “Girls” outside Claudio’s in Greenport in June 2013. (Credit: Claire Leaden)

With an increasing number of production companies eyeing Greenport as a scenic location for photography, TV and movies shoots, the Village Board wants to establish guidelines for filming in the village, which is not addressed anywhere in the current code.

A law that would require production companies to acquire permits before shooting, that has been under consideration by the code committee for some time, was presented to board members Tuesday night. (more…)

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01/24/15 10:00am
Southold High School senior Juliane Van Gorden sketches a self-portrait after school earlier this month. She travels into Manhattan once a week to take classes at Fashion Institute of Technology. (Credit: Jen Nuzzo photos)

Southold High School senior Juliane Van Gorden sketches a self-portrait after school earlier this month. She travels into Manhattan once a week to take classes at Fashion Institute of Technology. (Credit: Jen Nuzzo photos)

Southold High School senior Juliane Van Gorden doesn’t mind waking up at 4 a.m. and driving to Ronkonkoma to catch a 6 a.m. train into Manhattan on Saturdays after working in a restaurant the night before.

That’s because the 17-year-old Southold resident is dedicated to furthering her art skills at SUNY/Fashion Institute of Technology. She recently finished an observation drawing course there and is planning to take another course next month that will teach her how to draw live models.

“Working with live models is a big step for me,” she said in a recent interview. “In the art world, it’s highly respected.”

Juliane gave a presentation at the December school board meeting in Southold, during which she described her experience in the FIT program and expressed her gratitude to the district for providing a supportive atmosphere that allowed her to immerse herself in art.

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01/24/15 8:57am
James Hoeg of Mattituck wrestles John Lepak of Connetquot in last week's North Fork Invitational. Mattituck defeated Center Moriches Friday in the final league dual meet. (Credit: Daniel De Mato, file)

James Hoeg of Mattituck wrestles John Lepak of Connetquot in last week’s North Fork Invitational. Mattituck defeated Center Moriches Friday in the final league dual meet. (Credit: Daniel De Mato, file)

Immediately after the Mattituck/Greenport high school wrestlers polished off Center Moriches in a Suffolk County League VII dual meet Friday night, the Tuckers gathered together for a team picture.

Most of them held up their middle three fingers to signify the third consecutive undefeated season they experienced, winning the league crown as many times.

Needless to say, the Tuckers were quite proud of their accomplishment.  (more…)

01/24/15 8:00am
Ioanna and Manolis Kavvadias cooking up vegetables for soup Friday morning at Greek Bites Grill in Mattituck. (Credit: Barbaraellen Koch)

Ioanna and Manolis Kavvadias cooking up vegetables for soup Friday morning at Greek Bites Grill in Mattituck. (Credit: Barbaraellen Koch)

I’m a sandwich man.

Whether it’s ham and cheese, a hamburger, pulled pork or a lamb gyro, I’m often happier at lunch than I am at dinner.

Even when I’m out to dinner, I find myself ordering from the restaurant’s sandwich menu. Sometimes my fellow diners take this as a signal that we’re all supposed to order burgers or chicken sandwiches instead of entrées to save money on the total dinner bill. Not true. (more…)