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Grapes and Greens is not just shipping grapes and greens anymore.
The distribution company on Sound Avenue, which opened up in 2012 in the former Blackmon building, for the past six months has added beer to its core business model, adding to the vineyards and produce farmers it currently services.
The Southold Town Board is requesting public comment on a proposed building code amendment that would give the town more control over applications that involve setting up tents. (more…)
North Forkers may be losing an hour of sleep Saturday night for daylight saving time, but fire officials say one simple step could prevent homeowners from losing a lot more.
When New Yorkers move their clocks forward one hour forward at 2 a.m. on Sunday, they should also check the batteries in their smoke and carbon monoxide alarms, according to the Firemen’s Association of the State of New York.
In more than one-third of home fire deaths, no smoke alarms were present, according to FASNY. In one-quarter of home fire deaths, smoke alarms were present but didn’t make a sound and 36 percent of fatal fire victims don’t wake up before being injured, the fireman’s association said.
“If there is a fire in the home and an existing alarm does not sound, the top three reasons are: disconnected; missing; or dead batteries,” said FASNY president James Burns. “Now, when you are adjusting your clocks to Daylight Savings Time, is the perfect opportunity to check your smoke and carbon monoxide detectors, and replace the batteries. Too often we have seen fire and carbon monoxide lead to preventable tragedy brought about by the lack of a functioning detector.”
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A 46-year-old Mattituck man was arrested for driving drunk Friday night, according to Southold Town Police. (more…)
A North Carolina-based developer has proposed bringing a 75-megawatt power generating facility to Greenport Village.
Global Common pitched the idea to Village Board members during a special meeting last Thursday. (more…)
All for the East End officials were surprised to learn Thursday of an August music festival similar — yet unrelated — to last year’s AFTEE concert event at Martha Clara Vineyards, said Claudia Pilato, an executive board member for the nonprofit group.
“The executive board of AFTEE was surprised and totally unaware of this new effort being put in place for this year,” said Ms. Pilato, a vice president of marketing for Bridgehampton National Bank. (more…)
The Suffolk Times honored its 2013 People of the Year at a ceremony Thursday night at the paper’s main office in Mattituck. Recipients included a legendary basketball coach, school superintendents a fish market owner and more. (more…)
A synthetic ice rink is coming to downtown Riverhead next week.
But don’t head to Sports Authority to pick up that new pair of skates just yet. (more…)