07/28/14 4:00pm
A loggerhead turtle was rescued after it was slashed by a boat propeller in the Long Island Sound 25 years ago this week. (Source: The Suffolk Times, Aug. 3, 1989, photo by Judy Ahrens)

A loggerhead turtle was rescued after it was slashed by a boat propeller in the Long Island Sound 25 years ago this week. (Source: The Suffolk Times, Aug. 3, 1989, photo by Judy Ahrens)

The following stories were published in issues of The Suffolk Times printed between 20 and 135 years ago this week:

25 years ago this week

• Rare turtle cheats death in the Sound

A rare 100 pound loggerhead turtle was saved after it was slashed by a boat propeller in the Long Island Sound and turned over to a marine biologist in Mattituck on Aug. 1, 1989.

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07/27/14 2:00pm
Nicholas Mazard, director of sales and marketing for Koppert Cress USA, explained that natural fiber is used instead of soil to grow  microgreens, enabling the live plant products to arrive at restaurants without bringing 'dirt into their kitchens.' (Credit: Carrie Miller)

Nicholas Mazard, director of sales and marketing for Koppert Cress USA, explained that natural fiber is used instead of soil to grow microgreens, enabling the live plant products to arrive at restaurants without bringing ‘dirt into their kitchens.’ (Credit: Carrie Miller)

Picture a full garden’s worth of flavors: sweet corn, beets, sweet peas, arugula, fresh basil and even crisp green apples.

Now picture all of those varieties tiny enough to be pressed together in your fingertips.

This is happening right now on the North Fork, where Koppert Cress USA of Cutchogue is producing microgreens. Each one is packed full of fresh flavor and boasts more nutrition than varieties grown full size.  (more…)

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07/27/14 8:43am

A 48-year-old man from Australia was arrested early Sunday morning on drunken driving charges in Laurel, Southold Town police said.

Francis O’Toole was driving a 2001 Chevrolet westbound on Route 25 just before 1 a.m. when police observed him speeding, officials said.

After he was pulled over, police say they found him to be intoxicated.

Mr. O’Toole was arrested and charged with driving while intoxicated and speeding, police said.

He was transported to police headquarters, processed and held overnight for arraignment, officials said.

07/26/14 3:30pm

A man convicted in 2008 of assaulting a child was caught in Southold early Friday after violating parole, according to a town police statement.

Adrian Gomez, 34, of Southold was arrested about 5:30 a.m. by Southold Town cops and state parole officers after he broke parole, according to the statement. Police did not say how Mr. Gomez violated parole.

Mr. Gomez had been convicted of felony reckless assault of a child, which is defined as causing serious injury to a child by “shaking the child, or by slamming or throwing the child so as to impact the child’s head on a hard surface or object,” according to state penal code.

Mr. Gomez served nearly three years at the Elmira Correctional Facility before being released on parole in 2012, according to online records. His parole is set to expire in March 2015.

Mr. Gomez is now being held at the Suffolk County jail in Riverside, according to the release.

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