01/25/15 10:00am
The North Fork Promotion Council kiosk in Laurel. (Credit: Vera Chinese)

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…)

01/25/15 8:00am
Two deer grazing behind a Cutchogue home last year. (Credit: Katharine Schroeder, file)

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…)

01/24/15 4:00pm
01/24/2015 4:00 PM
(Credit: Claire Leaden) Allison Williams films a scene for HBO’s “Girls” outside Claudio’s in Greenport in June 2013.

Allison Williams films a scene for HBO’s “Girls” outside Claudio’s in Greenport in June 2013. (Credit: Claire Leaden)

With an increasing number of production companies eyeing Greenport as a scenic location for photography, TV and movies shoots, the Village Board wants to establish guidelines for filming in the village, which is not addressed anywhere in the current code.

A law that would require production companies to acquire permits before shooting, that has been under consideration by the code committee for some time, was presented to board members Tuesday night. (more…)

01/22/15 4:00pm
01/22/2015 4:00 PM
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)

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…)

01/22/15 1:54pm
Credit: Barbaraellen Koch

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…)

01/22/15 9:50am
Gene Casey and the Lone Sharks perform at Jamesport Vineyard. (Credit: Katharine Schroeder)

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.

01/21/15 9:56pm
01/21/2015 9:56 PM
Diane O’Neill enters court in RIverhead last Wednesday. (Credit: Paul Squire, file)

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.

jnuzzo@timesreview.com