A Southold snow plow out in a February 2014 storm. (Credit: Katharine Schroeder, file)
Update 10:30 p.m. Sunday: Suffolk County Community College has cancelled all classes for Tuesday and Wednesday.
Update 7:30 p.m. Sunday: Gov. Andrew Cuomo is urging commuters to work from home Monday or plan to leave work early Monday because roads — including the Thruway, I-84 and the Long Island Expressway — and public transit networks, including: the LIRR, PATH, Metro North Railroad, and MTA subways and buses may be closed ahead of the evening commute.
Update 7 p.m. Sunday: Stony Brook University has cancelled all classes for Monday and Tuesday.
Update 4:30 p.m. Sunday:
The North Fork could see between 20 to 30 inches of snow by Tuesday, according to a blizzard warning issued by the National Weather Service.
A 53-year-old Cutchogue man was arrested early Sunday morning after he was observed driving drunk on Main Road in Mattituck, Southold Town police said. (more…)
The North Fork Promotion Council kiosk in Laurel. (Credit: Vera Chinese)
More than 6,000 visitors stopped by The North Fork Promotion Council’s two information kiosks in Laurel and Greenport in 2014. The nonprofit organization launched a new activities website last year and it will have a presence at the New York Times Travel Show at the Jacob Javits Center in Manhattan this weekend.
But it hasn’t gone far enough in its mission to market this region to those with disposable income living in New York City and beyond, according to members at the organization’s annual meeting on Wednesday evening. (more…)
Two deer grazing behind a Cutchogue home last year. (Credit: Katharine Schroeder, file)
The overpopulation of deer is increasingly affecting the human and natural landscape in Southold Town. It is directly and indirectly impacting our water quality, our shoreline bluffs, headlands and wetlands.
And so it affects each one of us who live on and love the East End. Some say the end of the whitetail deer problem is many years away. Others suggest it is coming sooner, with changes in land use practices such as fencing or deer resistant plants or changes in hunting or culling practices. (more…)
Mattituck High School’s first all-American, Kaan Ilgin, right, heard some inspirational words from Sir Alex Ferguson. Mattituck coach Mat Litchhult, left, accompanied Ilgin to Philadelphia for the NSCAA Convention. (Credit: Joy Rubenstein)
While listening to a speech by former Manchester United coach Sir Alex Ferguson at the National Soccer Coaches Association of America all-America luncheon on Saturday, Kaan Ilgin certainly perked up when he heard two words: Cristiano Ronaldo.
Cristiano Ronaldo, as in the Portuguese international, the Real Madrid striker and the 2014 FIFA Best Player in the World and the Mattituck High School senior’s favorite player.
Yeah, that Cristiano Ronaldo. (more…)
Credit: Barbaraellen Koch
A revered house that has stood on Jackson Street in the tiny hamlet of New Suffolk since 1936 faced the wrath of an excavator on Thursday, just weeks after disappointed locals found out it was going to be razed.
The Lyndon Tuthill-Floyd Houston House its on 2.6 acres of prime real estate in the waterfront community. (more…)
The Southold school board discussed the annual European trip Wednesday night. (Credit: Jen Nuzzo)
Southold School District officials are re-evaluating the annual sophomore trip to Europe in light of recent terrorist attacks. (more…)
Gene Casey and the Lone Sharks perform at Jamesport Vineyard during a previous Winterfest concert. (Credit: Katharine Schroeder)
Winterfest: Live of the Vine, now in its eighth year of providing cabin fever-suffering East Enders with a respite from the winter doldrums, returns with live concerts and more with a kickoff party at The Suffolk Theater in Riverhead Feb. 6.
Read the full story on northforker.com.
A building permit sign hangs on the front window of a Fifth Street home. (Credit: Cyndi Murray)
Greenport Village reported that a record number of building permits was issued in 2014. (more…)
Diane O’Neill enters court in Riverhead last Wednesday. (Credit: Paul Squire, file)
The Southold High School math teacher arrested on a drunken driving charge after she fatally struck a pedestrian in Jamesport last week has retired.
The Southold Board of Education unanimously approved Diane O’Neill’s retirement without discussion in a resolution listing several other personnel items at its meeting Wednesday night.
Police said Ms. O’Neill, 65, of Farmingville was driving her 2007 Mercedes-Benz westbound on Main Road near Herricks Lane shortly after 7:15 p.m. on Jan. 13 when she struck George Kurovics, a 90-year-old beloved barber and war veteran from Jamesport.
His family believes Mr. Kurovics had stopped after he spotted one of the family’s cats dead on the roadside.
Superintendent David Gamberg said after the meeting that Ms. O’Neill, who’s worked in the district for 21 years, is eligible for her benefits and will be granted them.
“It’s a very unfortunate situation,” he said, when asked for comment. “My heart goes out to everyone involved.”
Ms. O’Neill was arraigned last Wednesday and released on $10,000 bail. She’s due back in court next month.