07/12/15 6:00am
07/12/2015 6:00 AM
New Suffolk herbalist Heather Cusack trims herbs last Thursday in a garden at Peconic Land Trust in Cutchogue. Ms. Cusack, who is currently leading community workshops about herbs, says the plants are useful for more than just cooking. (Credit: Rachel  Young photos)

New Suffolk herbalist Heather Cusack trims herbs last Thursday in a garden at Peconic Land Trust in Cutchogue. Ms. Cusack, who is currently leading community workshops about herbs, says the plants are useful for more than just cooking. (Credit: Rachel Young photos)

Herbs are for more than just sprinkling into a pot of bubbling tomato sauce.

Yes, they “smell and taste delicious,” said New Suffolk herbalist Heather Cusack, but these plants, many of which are now in bloom, can just as easily be used for medicinal and cosmetic purposes.

“They can be used for so many things,” said Ms. Cusack, who owns Heather’s Herbals. “They aren’t pharmaceutical and they’re really simple and have been used for thousands of years.”

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06/30/15 11:45am
06/30/2015 11:45 AM

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The elevated deck attached to this week’s North Fork dream home provides for a sweeping view of Peconic Bay.

“The view from this property is incredible,” said Douglas Elliman agent Amanda Field who holds the listing along with fellow agent Scott Bennett. “All you see is sand and the water. It’s really quite special.”

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06/27/15 8:00am
06/27/2015 8:00 AM
The Grove, built in 1850, is one of seven houses featured in Saturday's 'Historic Gems of New Suffolk' house tour, an event organized by the New Suffolk Waterfront Fund. (Credit: Jon Schusteritsch courtesy photo)

The Grove, built in 1850, is one of seven houses featured in Saturday’s ‘Historic Gems of New Suffolk’ house tour, an event organized by the New Suffolk Waterfront Fund. (Credit: Jon Schusteritsch courtesy photo)

Long before the fictional Jay Gatsby discovered Long Island’s charms, droves of Victorian-era visitors spent summers enjoying the tranquility of New Suffolk.

Since then, more than 100 years have passed — but many of the hamlet’s picturesque 19th-century homes remain. And at the end of the month, the public is invited to tour seven of them.

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