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…)

04/17/14 3:00pm
04/17/2014 3:00 PM
Traces of chemicals harmful to humans and wildlife have been found in the Peconic River in the area of the Connecticut Avenue boat launch in Calverton. (Credit: Barbaraellen Koch)

Traces of chemicals harmful to humans and wildlife have been found in the Peconic River in the area of the Connecticut Avenue boat launch in Calverton. (Credit: Barbaraellen Koch)

A multimillion-dollar chemical treatment facility currently pumping toxic contaminated groundwater from the Enterprise Park at Calverton — left over from years of pollution at the former Grumman site — is meeting its goals thus far, officials said last week. And while the large plume is not traveling underneath the Peconic River, as feared when it was first reported five years ago, it will take several more years of treatment before it is cleaned up.  (more…)

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04/17/14 12:00pm
(Credit: Jennifer Gustavson photos and video)

Southold Elementary School sixth-graders came up with this year’s art show theme “Artecs” — an ancient race of people who worshipped art and music instead of the sun. (Credit: Jennifer Gustavson photos and video)

Science projects and artwork by Southold Elementary School students were on display at joint shows held last Wednesday, impressing fellow students and parents.

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04/17/14 8:00am
Cynthia and Tom Rosicki, owners of Sparking Pointe, were presented with a plaque at the ceremony. (Credit: Carrie Miller)

Sparking Pointe owners Tom and Cynthia Rosicki, left, were presented with a plaque at ELIH’s ceremony on Wednesday. (Credit: Carrie Miller photos)

Eastern Long Island Hospital hosted a reception Wednesday to present its $4.5 million operating room remodeling plan and to acknowledge benefactors that helped make the project possible.

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04/16/14 9:31pm
04/16/2014 9:31 PM
Stony Brook's Ben Walter steals second base while Southold second baseman Patrick McFarland applies the tag. (Credit: Garret Meade)

Southold third baseman Alex Poliwoda tags out Stony Brook’s Mike Palermo. (Credit: Garret Meade)

BEARS 1, FIRST SETTLERS 0

The record is incongruous with the team.

The Southold High School baseball team is 1-8. For a team with unquestioned talent, that record is awfully hard to believe. It even has the First Settlers themselves shaking their heads, trying to figure out how they put themselves in the difficult position they are in. (more…)