10/25/14 6:01pm
10/25/2014 6:01 PM

SUFFOLK COUNTY CLASS B TOURNAMENT | RED DEVILS 6, CLIPPERS 0

Don’t let that 8-7-2 record fool you. The Center Moriches High School girls soccer team is a lot better than that.

Athletic. Relentless. Skillful.

The third-seeded Red Devils were all of the above Saturday when they gave No. 6 Southold/Greenport more than it could handle in a Suffolk County Class B Tournament outbracket game. Hailey Krauss, a speedy sophomore forward, was a constant menace, striking for the first two goals in a 6-0 rout in Center Moriches. She also had two assists for the Red Devils, who earned a semifinal date with No. 2 Babylon (13-1-2) on Wednesday. (more…)

10/25/14 1:47pm
‘Ladies of the evening’ were rumored to have entertained customers at dance halls like the Worthwhile Lodge in Peconic, seen here in a 1939 photo. (Credit: Courtesy)

‘Ladies of the evening’ were rumored to have entertained customers at dance halls like the Worthwhile Lodge in Peconic, seen here in a 1939 photo. (Credit: Courtesy)

The story of Madam Pamn, born Bessie Kitchens, is just one element of a rarely acknowledged but conspicuous period of local history.

That aspect of our past is now the subject of Southold Historical Society’s newest exhibit, “No Peeking: A History of Prostitution in Southold Town,” on view through Dec. 13 at the Reichert Family Center’s Cosden Price Gallery on Main Road.

Read more about the exhibit at northforker.com.

10/25/14 12:00pm
 Greenport Fire Department is testing the village's fire hydrants Sunday. (Cyndi Murray photo)

Greenport Fire Department is testing the village’s fire hydrants Sunday. (Credit: Cyndi Murray)

The Greenport Fire Department is holding its annual fire hydrant testing Sunday between 9 a.m. and noon.

The only hydrants included in the testing are located in the incorporated Village of Greenport. Testing may cause discoloration of the water during this time frame, fire officials cautioned.

10/25/14 10:00am
State Senator Lee Zeldin (left) and Congressman Tim Bishop (right) took turns a podium in Polish Hall to address questions Wednesday night in Riverhead.

State Senator Lee Zeldin (left) and Congressman Tim Bishop (right) took turns a podium in Polish Hall to address questions at a debate in Riverhead.

Eighty thousand. That’s around the number of 1st Congressional District voters who went to the polls in 2012 but are not likely to cast a vote in next month’s mid-term election.

Although the number of registered voters in the district has grown by about 9 percent since Congressman Tim Bishop (D-Southampton) was first elected in 2002, turnout changes very little with each passing election. In fact, turnout hasn’t fluctuated at all in presidential election years, with about 278,000 voters casting ballots each time.  (more…)

10/25/14 8:00am
An Ebola education session was held on Oct.21 in New York City. (Credit: Flickr/GovernorAndrewCuomo)

An Ebola education session was held on Oct.21 in New York City. (Credit: Flickr/GovernorAndrewCuomo)

You know what they say about Ebola, right?

Yeah, me neither.

Probably because — despite way too much noise about it on my Facebook and Twitter feeds, TV news and the like — I’ve pretty much tuned out anything Ebola-related.

Somehow, I’m still alive. (more…)

10/24/14 11:24pm
10/24/2014 11:24 PM
McGann-Mercy students celebrated with the players on the field following Friday night's playoff-clinching win. (Credit: Joe Werkmeister)

McGann-Mercy students celebrated with the players on the field following Friday night’s playoff-clinching win. (Credit: Joe Werkmeister)

MONARCHS 28, WARRIORS 6

The bleachers were empty and most the McGann-Mercy football players were on their way to the locker room. Near the north end zone, where moments earlier the players chanted “playoffs! playoffs!” with classmates who stormed the field, Reggie Archer and some his fellow seniors remained.

The joy of the moment gave way to a bittersweet reality: they had likely just played their final home game at McGann-Mercy High School. (more…)

10/24/14 2:00pm
Bishop McGann-Mercy's Dayna Young (10) and Mattituck's Alex Beebe running neck and neck for a ball. (Credit: Garret Meade)

Bishop McGann-Mercy’s Dayna Young (10) and Mattituck’s Alex Beebe running neck and neck for a ball earlier this season. The two teams play Saturday in the playoffs. (Credit: Garret Meade)

The Mattituck girls soccer team will open the 2014 playoffs Saturday in a home game against McGann-Mercy. The Tuckers are the No. 4 seed and the Monarchs are seeded fifth in Class B.

The game starts at 3 p.m. The winner advances to play top-seeded Port Jefferson Wednesday.  (more…)

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10/24/14 8:00am
Third Street park in Greenport, where an altercation that led to last week's shooting incident in Southold occurred. Police say the parties involved are from rival gangs. (Credit: Paul Squire)

Third Street park in Greenport, where an altercation that led to last week’s shooting incident in Southold occurred. Police say the parties involved are from rival gangs. (Credit: Paul Squire)

Last Tuesday’s shooting in Southold, in which four alleged members of MS-13 attacked two men from a rival gang with guns and a machete, has brought attention to the growing problem of gangs on the East End.

In Riverhead, Riverside and Flanders, gang violence has long been an issue. Town, police and community leaders say they are working together in an attempt to attack the root of the problem.

In Southold Town, gangs are more prevalent than in the past, as changing demographics have brought Latin groups like MS-13 and 18th Street to the East End.  (more…)

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10/24/14 8:00am
CARRIE MILLER PHOTO | Several bullets pierced windows following this East Avenue shooting in 2013, though no one was hurt.

Several bullets pierced windows following this East Avenue shooting in 2013, though no one was hurt. (Credit: Carrie Miller, file)

Two shootings within two days rattled the North Fork last week, though police said the incidents are rare, especially in Southold Town.

Suspects have been caught in both cases. The four men (one from Aquebogue) who allegedly attacked two other men in Southold last Tuesday have been indicted by a grand jury on felony assault charges. Authorities say a fifth suspect may also have been involved. (more…)