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07/30/14 12:28am
07/30/2014 12:28 AM
North Fork second baseman Brad Witkowski tags out Southampton's Donovan May, who tried to steal second base in the first inning. (Credit: Daniel De Mato)

North Fork second baseman Brad Witkowski tags out Southampton’s Donovan May, who tried to steal second base in the first inning. (Credit: Daniel De Mato)

HCBL SEMIFINALS, GAME 2 | BREAKERS 6, OSPREYS 4

The end is sudden.

A pitcher winds up, fires, the ball pops in the catcher’s mitt, and that’s it. A season is over. An intense run of 42 games in 59 days has ended for the North Fork Ospreys.

And with it came silence from the Ospreys’ dugout and a largely silent reaction from their fans. While the Southampton Breakers rejoiced and exchanged high-fives, the glum-looking Ospreys began the process of coming to terms with the notion that their summer is over. (more…)

07/29/14 5:00pm
07/29/2014 5:00 PM
A six-mile stretch of Main Road could be listed on the National Register of Historic Places. The corridor includes Aquebogue’s Old Steeple Church, built in 1862 and designed by a farmer with no architectural experience, as well as Aquebogue Cemetery, which dates back to 1755 and contains the graves of numerous Revolutionary War soldiers. (Credit: Andrew Lepre)

A six-mile stretch of Main Road could be listed on the National Register of Historic Places. The corridor includes Aquebogue’s Old Steeple Church, built in 1862 and designed by a farmer with no architectural experience, as well as Aquebogue Cemetery, which dates back to 1755 and contains the graves of numerous Revolutionary War soldiers. (Credit: Andrew Lepre)

The Riverhead and Southold landmarks preservation groups are more than two years into the process of filing an application to get a stretch of Main Road placed on the state Register of Historic Places — and eventually the national register.

And property owners are getting an extra two months to weigh in the proposal.  (more…)

07/29/14 1:00pm
Village sponsored activities such as Dances in the Park are not impacted by the ban on events in Mitchell Park.  (Credit: Katharine Schroeder File Photo)

The village sponsored Dances in the Park is not impacted by the ban on events in Mitchell Park. (Credit: Katharine Schroeder, file)

There was no shortage of competing ideas during Monday night’s village board meeting on how, or if, mass assembly permits should issued for events at Mitchell Park.

The one point that could be agreed upon, however, is that it would take a while before a policy is enacted.   (more…)

07/29/14 12:00pm
A female deer tick on a leaf. (Credit: Daniel Gilrein)

A female deer tick on a leaf. (Credit: Daniel Gilrein)

Suffolk’s planning efforts to reduce tick-borne diseases across the county officially starts Wednesday.

That’s when the newly formed tick advisory committee meets for the first time. The 12-member group, made up of health experts, environmentalists,  local and county government officials and others, meets at 11 a.m. at the County Center in Riverside. (more…)

07/29/14 9:28am
Mattituck's Kaan Ilgin, left, fights for possession of the ball with Southold's Shayne Johnson. (Credit: Daniel De Mato)

Mattituck’s Kaan Ilgin, left, fights for possession of the ball with Southold’s Shayne Johnson. (Credit: Daniel De Mato)

During a remarkable 3-minute 29-second span early in the second half of Mattituck’s 4-1 victory over North Fork rival Southold on Monday, midfielder Kaan Ilgin reminded the world why he earned Suffolk County small schools player of the year honors as a junior last fall.

First, Ilgin scored off a spectacular volley to snap a 1-1 tie in the Town of Brookhaven Boys Soccer Summer League small-school quarterfinal match before chipping the goalkeeper for a 3-1 lead at Diamond in the Pines in Coram. (more…)

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07/28/14 9:23pm
07/28/2014 9:23 PM
Penn Murfee slides home for North Fork's first and only run in Game 1 of its semifinal series against Southampton. (Credit: Garret Meade)

Penn Murfee slides home for North Fork’s first and only run in Game 1 of its semifinal series against Southampton. (Credit: Garret Meade)

HCBL SEMIFINALS, GAME 1 | BREAKERS 7, OSPREYS 1

A five-runs-batted-in game doesn’t come along often for a player. They are to be savored. They are to be cherished. They are to be remembered.

Mitchell McGeein knows the deal. But the Southampton Breakers first baseman also knows the good feeling that comes with it is fleeting.

“It will last until I go to bed, but then as soon as I get up in the morning, it’s like it never happened,” he said. “It’s another day at the ballpark and try to repeat what I did today.” (more…)

07/28/14 4:00pm
A loggerhead turtle was rescued after it was slashed by a boat propeller in the Long Island Sound 25 years ago this week. (Source: The Suffolk Times, Aug. 3, 1989, photo by Judy Ahrens)

A loggerhead turtle was rescued after it was slashed by a boat propeller in the Long Island Sound 25 years ago this week. (Source: The Suffolk Times, Aug. 3, 1989, photo by Judy Ahrens)

The following stories were published in issues of The Suffolk Times printed between 20 and 135 years ago this week:

25 years ago this week

• Rare turtle cheats death in the Sound

A rare 100 pound loggerhead turtle was saved after it was slashed by a boat propeller in the Long Island Sound and turned over to a marine biologist in Mattituck on Aug. 1, 1989.

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