04/01/15 2:17pm
04/01/2015 2:17 PM
Governor Cuomo giving his State of the State address the Empire State Plaza Convention Center in Albany Jan. 21. (Credit: Courtesy Flickr photo)

Governor Cuomo giving his State of the State address the Empire State Plaza Convention Center in Albany Jan. 21. (Credit: Courtesy Flickr photo)

New York State’s adopted budget for 2015-16 includes increases in school aid for all of the districts in Riverhead and Southold towns.

The budget increases school aid by 6.2 percent statewide.  (more…)

04/01/15 8:00am
Bayview Farm owner Paul Reeve (right) with his semi-retired farmer Uncle George Reeve local horseradish root they have been busy grinding up for sale in the farmstand. (Credit: Barbaraellen Koch)

Bayview Farm owner Paul Reeve (right) said tractors are ready, but the soil is not. (Credit: Barbaraellen Koch)

In a drastic change to their normal routines, North Fork farmers say they aren’t doing much these days.

By the time St. Patrick Day rolls around, Bayview Farm and Market owner Paul Reeve says he usually has seeds in the ground in anticipation of a May harvest.

But this year’s prolonged winter has put a kink in the system, delaying seeding by more than two weeks. April 1 has come and gone and no planting has been done at the Aquebogue farm.  (more…)

03/31/15 10:53pm
03/31/2015 10:53 PM

A 23-year-old Nesconset woman was arrested Tuesday for driving while impaired by drugs in Greenport, Southold Town police said.

Liliy Kalata was pulled over on Main Street at around 9:40 p.m. for a traffic violation, officials said.

Police determined she was driving under the influence of drugs and with a suspended license, officials said.

Ms. Kalata was charged with driving while impaired by drugs and third-degree aggravated unlicensed operation of a vehicle, police said.

She was held for an arraignment.

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03/31/15 10:00am
Ben Knowles, the goalkeeper for Mattituck's state champion team, will leave the North Fork for rural Morrisville. (Credit: Garret Meade, file)

Ben Knowles, the goalkeeper for Mattituck’s state champion team, will leave the North Fork for rural Morrisville. (Credit: Garret Meade, file)

Goalkeeper Ben Knowles figures he has found the best of both worlds at Morrisville State.

Knowles, who backstopped Mattituck High School to the state Class B soccer title, will get an opportunity to explore a new world in rural upstate New York, but certainly with a taste of the North Fork. (more…)

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03/30/15 1:51pm
The property includes mature vines producing pinot noir, merlot and chardonnay. (Credit: Town & Country Real Estate)

The property includes mature vines producing pinot noir, merlot and chardonnay. (Credit: Town & Country Real Estate)

One of Long Island’s pioneering wine families has sold nearly 90 acres of waterfront land in Cutchogue to a mystery buyer — including nearly 30 acres of mature vineyards — in an arrangement that will allow the family to retain control of those vines for nearly a decade.

The land in question amounts to just a small parcel of a vast amount of grape-producing acreage controlled by the Damianos family, which owns and operates about 130 vineyard acres for Duckwalk Vineyards as well as 360 acres for Long Island’s largest wine producer, Pindar Vineyards.

The move will not affect wine production, as the Damianos clan will maintain the land and harvest the grapes per a seven-year renewable lease, according to those involved in the deal.

Read more on northforker.com.