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07/28/14 10:00am
07/28/2014 10:00 AM
Zachary Studenroth, president of the Cutchogue New Suffolk Historical Council, notes that the settlers in the 1600's were quite a bi shorter than now. (Credit: Barbaraellen Koch photo)

Zachary Studenroth, president of the Cutchogue New Suffolk Historical Council, notes that the settlers in the 1600′s were quite a bi shorter than now. (Credit: Barbaraellen Koch photo)

As you can walk near the library on Main Road in Cutchogue, it’s easy to overlook the collection of buildings scattered, almost haphazardly, on a gentle hill at the nearby Village Green.

But three structures on the green — the old schoolhouse, the Wickham farmhouse and the “Old House” — are much more historic than they seem, offering a glimpse of centuries of North Fork living. (more…)

07/15/14 12:00pm
07/15/2014 12:00 PM
Michael Bredemeyer (center) with his grandmother, Jeanne, (left) and mother, Beverly, standing in front of the demolition.  (Credit: Cyndi Murray)

Michael Bredemeyer (center) standing in front of the demolition with his grandmother, Jeanne, (left) and mother, Beverly. (Credit: Cyndi Murray)

Lifelong Orient resident Michael Bredemeyer never imagined he could own a house in his hometown. Even with a steady job working as assistant parks and recreation supervisor at Orient Beach State Park, he believed the high cost of living on Long Island would eventually force him elsewhere in order to purchase a home of his own — and move out from his parents’ home.

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07/12/14 10:00am
07/12/2014 10:00 AM
Imported Italian porcelain tile installed last winter by farmer Paul Reeve at Bayview Farm Market in Aquebogue. (Credit: Barbaraellen Koch)

Imported Italian porcelain tile installed last winter by farmer Paul Reeve at Bayview Farm Market in Aquebogue. (Credit: Barbaraellen Koch)

The mere mention of imitation wood or stonework are enough to make some people cringe.

With memories still fresh of 1970s and ’80s-era linoleum floors, peel-and-stick “brick” and faux wood wall paneling, you can’t blame people for wanting to install only real wood and stone when designing their own homes today.  (more…)