10/24/14 6:00am
10/24/2014 6:00 AM

It was great to see such a sizable turnout at the OFD open house on Saturday night. They are hoping it results in volunteers stepping up to the plate and joining the ranks of Orient’s EMTs and firefighters. The department is in need of many additional “bodies” to join its team. Stop by the firehouse or call 323-2445.  (more…)

10/23/14 6:00am
 Dozens of kids in costume celebrated Halloween last year at the Mattituck Lions Club. (Credit: Katharine Schroeder, file)

Dozens of kids in costume celebrated Halloween last year at the Mattituck Lions Club. (Credit: Katharine Schroeder, file)

Attention all goblins, princesses, ghosts and creepy creatures: Come to the annual Halloween parade, Friday, Oct. 31, sponsored by the Mattituck Lions Club and Mattituck Fire Department. The parade begins at the firehouse at 6 p.m. and proceeds to the high school. Come see some of our youngest trick-or-treaters celebrate the season.  (more…)

10/23/14 5:00am
The site of a proposed 75-unit affordable housing project on Route 25 in Mattituck. (Credit: Cyndi Murray)

The site of a proposed 75-unit affordable housing project on Route 25 in Mattituck. (Credit: Cyndi Murray)

To the editor:

“Share the Burden,” Suffolk Times letters, Oct. 16. I too am a bit dismayed over the line that “none of the other hamlets has yet assumed its share of this burden.” This burden being “affordable housing,” which to me is a misnomer, as the Cottages of Mattituck are “workforce housing,” really, and all of the occupants are gainfully employed and benefit our community as volunteer firemen, teachers, community volunteers, health and hospital workers, caregivers, etc.  (more…)