08/17/18 6:00am
08/17/2018 6:00 AM

Wendy Prellwitz paints in the same Peconic studio where her great-grandfather Henry Prellwitz painted early in the 20th century. The adjoining studio is where her great-grandmother Edith Prellwitz painted.

Next to the studios is the house Henry and Edith had moved to the wooded site, which overlooks Peconic Bay at the end of Indian Neck Lane, in 1914. Entering the house is stepping back in time. In one corner is a self-portrait painted by Edith; on a table nearby is a can that holds some of her paintbrushes. READ

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07/27/18 6:00am
07/27/2018 6:00 AM

The Civil War memorial in Greenport.

As Georgette Case made her way around Riverhead Cemetery last Thursday morning, she pointed out the gravesites of some of the two dozen or so Civil War soldiers buried there, poignant reminders of the ultimate price those soldiers paid for their country in a time of need. “I probably know more dead people here than otherwise,” said Ms. Case, Riverhead’s town historian. READ

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06/21/18 6:00am
06/21/2018 6:00 AM

Walking in Sacred Heart Cemetery in Cutchogue, it takes only a few minutes to find the section where Ellen Haggerty was buried. It is near the front of the cemetery, behind the life-sized statue of Jesus hanging on the cross.

Her stone states, simply: Ellen H. Wife of Daniel Haggerty. Died Jan. 7, 1901 Age 82 years. READ

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06/08/18 6:00am
06/08/2018 6:00 AM

She was writing from San Francisco with news of a discovery in her family tree. Way back, three great-grandfathers ago, she wrote, she had an ancestor named Notley Lee. READ

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05/24/18 6:00am
05/24/2018 6:00 AM

The Jamesport Meeting House, as magnificent a building as stands anywhere on eastern Long Island, was built in 1731 by virtually all the pioneer settlers of what was then the western half of Southold Town. READ

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04/12/18 6:00am
04/12/2018 6:00 AM

How old is the Old House in Cutchogue?

This handsome home, which sits on the Village Green, has long been believed to be part of Budd and Horton family lore, dating back to the founding of Southold Town. READ

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03/29/18 6:00am
03/29/2018 6:00 AM

As the hot August night wore on in the attic of the old house, she decided she couldn’t take it anymore. It was growing more stifling by the minute and in the claustrophobic space made of rough boards, the squeaking sound of scurrying mice came from somewhere in the dark corners and moved across the floor. READ