07/20/14 9:00am
07/20/2014 9:00 AM
Andrew James Productions in Mattituck used a drone to capture this unique view of the Wednesday night sailboat races around Robins Island.

Andrew James Productions in Mattituck used a drone to capture this unique view of the Wednesday night sailboat races around Robins Island.

You may have seen the sailboats racing around Robins Island on a Wednesday evening in the past. You’ve never seen them from this vantage point.

Watch the video at northforker.com

06/23/14 12:00pm

Editor’s note: This story was updated on Tuesday, June 24, to reflect the fact that the Southold Town police and building departments are still investigating the circumstances surrounding the fatal fire.

Investigators say the Mattituck fire that claimed a 51-year-old man’s life Friday night was caused by an electrical problem. (more…)

05/08/14 3:00pm
05/08/2014 3:00 PM
MATT ROHDE PHOTO | An osprey-like view from Matt Rhode's second installment of a video project.

MATT ROHDE PHOTO | An osprey-like view from Matt Rhode’s second installment of a video project.

South Ferry Captain Matt Rohde has completed another of his beautiful videos of Shelter Island as part of his “Osprey Project.”

Captain Rohde uses a “quad copter” with a GoPro Hero 3 camera attached. He remotely guides the copter as it records video and he does all editing himself plus synchs music to make the incredible art works celebrating the beauty and mystery of Shelter Island. (more…)

03/03/14 8:00am
03/03/2014 8:00 AM
CYNDI MURRAY PHOTO | An audible street signal intended to help the blind cross the street is too loud for neighbors.

CYNDI MURRAY PHOTO | An audible street signal intended to help the blind cross the street is too loud for neighbors.

The constant beeping of an audible street signal installed to help  the visually impaired cross safely at the intersection of Youngs Avenue and Route 25 in Southold is causing headaches for neighbors and business owners. (more…)

11/27/13 8:25am
11/27/2013 8:25 AM
CARRIE MILLER PHOTO

CARRIE MILLER PHOTO

About two dozen educators as well as students took to a podium at Tuesday night’s Common Core forum in Manorville to, for the most part, poke holes in the state’s rollout of the Common Core State Standards Initiative.

Click on the video below to see what they, and state education commissioner John King, had to say.

10/20/13 5:20pm
10/20/2013 5:20 PM
TIM KELLY FILE PHOTO | Regina Calcaterra of New Suffolk opening her State Senate campaign in the summer of 2009.

TIM KELLY FILE PHOTO | Regina Calcaterra of New Suffolk opening her State Senate campaign in the summer of 2009.

New Suffolk attorney Regina Calcaterra was one of several subjects featured in a CBS Sunday Morning cover story on human resiliency and the “science of survival,” which first aired this morning.

Ms. Calcaterra, an aide to Governor Andrew Cuomo, was interviewed by CBS news correspondent Susan Spencer about how she overcame a difficult childhood with an abusive mother and years spent living in foster homes. Her childhood is the subject of Ms. Calcaterra’s recently released memoir “Etched in Sand.” (She sat down with The Suffolk Times for an interview on the day the book was released.)

Asked if she believes she’s resilient, Ms. Calcaterra said, ”Yes, absolutely, I do. If I’m pinged or knocked down, I get up very quickly and just move forward, and I always have.”

“Do you get annoyed at people when they get all upset about life’s little issues?” Spencer asks later in the interview.

“Absolutely, I do,” laughed Calcaterra. “I actually think that it’s good that they get upset about the small things, because then they didn’t experience such pain and suffering. So then they’ve had a good life, if the little things set them off.”

Editor’s Note: Ms. Calcaterra first appears at the 3:54 mark of the video.

09/21/13 8:00am
09/21/2013 8:00 AM

SOUTHOLD HISTORICAL SOCIETY COURTESY PHOTO | Written on this Charles Meredith photo, dated Sept. 22, 1938: ‘John Dyer, “Seven Gables,” Orient, L.I.’

The Hurricane of 1938, which made landfall 75 years ago today, was responsible fore approximately 700 deaths in the United States. The 500-mile wide storm was nicknamed the ‘Long Island Express’ and ‘Yankee Clipper.’

Special Report: Remembering the ‘L.I. Express hurricane of 1938′

See a video below of what it was like when the storm hit.