04/20/14 10:00am
04/20/2014 10:00 AM
(Credit: Jennifer Gustavson photos)

Camryn Koke, 9, with her Persian cat, Kip. The 9-year-old Southold Elementary School student has Cystic fibrosis. She and her family has helped raised more than $100,000 to help find a cure. (Credit: Jennifer Gustavson photos)

In the basement of the Koke family’s home in Southold, 9-year-old Camryn is allowed to play with her dollhouse for one hour each morning before heading to school.

On a recent day, she held her favorite doll, Raquelle — a pretty fashionista who likes going to the spa and is featured on TV’s “Barbie: Life in the Dreamhouse.”

“She’s active and sassy — like me,” Camryn said with a smile as she smoothed the doll’s hair.

In Camryn’s other hand was a nebulizer. The fourth-grader also wore a vest that provides periodic electronic chest compressions.

Her mother, Jennifer, compared the motion to shaking a can of paint. When the vest is turned on, Camryn sounds like she’s talking through a fan.

Camryn has been wearing this type of vest since she was just 15 months old, and now uses it twice a day for an hour per session. She said she doesn’t mind, though, because it helps her breathe better.

Camryn is living with Cystic fibrosis.

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04/20/14 8:00am
East End Farmers Market is opening May 9 in the back of Mattituck Florist on Love Lane. (Cyndi Murray photo)

East End Farmers Market is opening May 9 in the back of Mattituck Florist on Love Lane. (Credit: Cyndi Murray)

A new farmers market is opening in Mattituck next month.

On Thursday, Southold Town gave the green light to a handful of local business owners and growers who have been working since November to open an outdoor farmers market in the back parking lot of Mattituck Florist on Love Lane.  (more…)

04/19/14 4:00pm
04/19/2014 4:00 PM
On the hunt for Easter eggs Saturday morning in Southold. (Credit: Katharine Schroeder)

On the hunt for Easter eggs Saturday morning in Southold. (Credit: Katharine Schroeder)

The Southold Town Police Benevolent Association held its annual Easter egg hunt on the grounds of Southold School Saturday morning. Volunteers from the PBA and from NJROTC were on hand to help organize the event. (more…)

04/19/14 2:13pm
Mattituck's Audrey Hoeg is tightly guarded against Shoreham Saturday. (Credit: Garret Meade)

Mattituck’s Audrey Hoeg is tightly guarded against Shoreham Saturday. (Credit: Garret Meade)

WILDCATS 20, TUCKERS 11

The day began with a strange role reversal. Seven games into the girls lacrosse season, the Mattituck/Greenport/Southold Tuckers were looking down in the standings at Shoreham-Wading River.

The Wildcats, one of the most dominant programs in Suffolk County over the last decade, have won as many state championships as Mattituck has had seasons (five). But as the teams met at Shoreham-Wading River High School Saturday afternoon, it was the Tuckers (5-2) off to the better start in 2014.  (more…)

04/19/14 11:00am
A group photo of Greenport residents from circa 1890 and last Sunday. (Credit: Suffolk County Historical Society/Katharine Schroeder)

A group photo of Greenport residents from circa 1890 and last Sunday. (Credit: Suffolk County Historical Society/Katharine Schroeder)

Inspired by The Suffolk Times’ front cover this week, which featured a group photo of more than 100 people at Mitchell Park in Greenport, the Suffolk County Historical Society dug up a similar Greenport group photo more than 100 years old.  (more…)

04/19/14 7:00am
(Credit: Times/Review stock art)

(Credit: Times/Review stock art)

His audience was a group of Cub Scouts. Their motto: Do your best.

And the children did their best to give Riverhead highway patrol officer Dennis Cavanaugh honest answers.

“How many mommies and daddies were on the cellphone as they were driving here today?” asked Officer Cavanaugh, who had volunteered to talk to the kids that day about law enforcement.  (more…)

04/18/14 2:00pm
04/18/2014 2:00 PM
Southold Town Justices Rudolph Bruer, left, and William Price at a swearing in ceremony.

Southold Town Justices Rudolph Bruer, left, and William Price at a swearing in ceremony.

An editorial published in the April 10 issue of The Suffolk Times, which seeks to hold people accountable for the recent revelations with bail accounts and the Southold Town Justice Court, fails to consider several facts. Primarily, it is simply impossible to include facts that are not yet known.

The district attorney is still investigating this issue and it is premature to hold any party accountable until all of the facts are known.  (more…)

04/18/14 11:00am
Commercial vacancies in Greenport have decreased nearly 6 percent over the past five years, leading the way among similarly sized Long Island downtowns. (Credit: Katharine Schroeder, file)

Commercial vacancies in Greenport have decreased nearly 6 percent over the past five years, leading the way among similarly sized Long Island downtowns. (Credit: Katharine Schroeder, file)

Its downtown has housed everything from whale oil merchants to boutique shops and still has a village blacksmith. Government and business leaders there have grappled with everything from the enviable — a waterfront that now boasts a carousel and outdoor pavilion — to the mundane, like stray dogs, in trying to overhaul its downtown corridor over the past few decades.  (more…)

04/18/14 8:00am
Brewer Yacht Yard & Marina worker Eric Scharpf applies varnish to a Cape Dory-brand sailboat in the Greenport yard's maintenance area. (Credit: Paul Squire)

Brewer Yacht Yard & Marina worker Eric Scharpf applies varnish to a Cape Dory-brand sailboat in the Greenport yard’s maintenance area. (Credit: Paul Squire)

About two weeks before the Greenport fishing season begins to ramp up, the docks downtown remain quiet, save for the whipping wind and driving rain.

On Tuesday, dockhands were preparing to wrap tires with canvas to use as bumpers for the docks at Claudio’s Marina. “It’s a little cold to do anything else,” said owner Jerry Tuthill. But come May 1, when the docks open for business, Greenport’s historic working waterfront will be bustling again. It’s a part of Greenport’s identity that shows no sign of drifting away.  (more…)