10/31/14 12:00pm
10/31/2014 12:00 PM
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‘The Boy Friend’ runs through Nov. 9 at North Fork Community Theatre. (Credit: Katharine Schroeder)

Sandy Wilson’s “The Boy Friend” is the latest spirited musical production to be offered by North Fork Community Theatre in Mattituck. Set in France during the Roaring Twenties, this play may be light on plot but it is strong on engaging song-and-dance numbers and laughs.  (more…)

10/30/14 5:35pm
Several people are reporting seeing a Humpback Whale in Greenport Thursday. (Credit: Paul Squire)

Several people are reporting seeing a Northern Right Whale in Greenport Thursday. (Credit: Paul Squire)

Ronnie Pringle of Greenport couldn’t believe his eyes Thursday.

He was at Sixth Street Beach in the village when he looked out over the water and spotted something highly unusual.

“I saw a geyser and then what looked like the hump on a whale,” he said. “Then it came full out of the water.”  (more…)

10/30/14 2:00pm
Greenport Village Hall.

Greenport Village Hall.

Greenport Village officials said “backward wiring” was to blame for an August power outage that left some residents without power for more than 11 hours.

“What we found was that the transformer that feeds into the relay switch gear was wired backward,” village administrator Paul Pallas said during Monday’s meeting.  (more…)

10/30/14 10:00am
Kaitlyn's father, Joseph, wearing a pink memorial T-shirt, hugs Bill Araneo of Mattituck. (Credit: Greg Zuhoski photos)

Kaitlyn’s father, Joseph, wearing a pink memorial T-shirt, hugs Bill Araneo of Mattituck. (Credit: Greg Zuhoski photos)

Local residents traveled to Sacred Heart University in Connecticut Saturday to attend a memorial event for Kaitlyn Doorhy, who was struck by a car and killed near her sorority house on Aug. 22.

The aspiring attorney from Mattituck was 20 years old.

At Saturday’s event, the H.W. Wilson Foundation gave $100,000 to the university to establish an endowed scholarship in Ms. Doorhy’s memory. The scholarship will be given each year to a junior student from Long Island, according to a press release.

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10/24/14 2:00pm
10/24/2014 2:00 PM
Bishop McGann-Mercy's Dayna Young (10) and Mattituck's Alex Beebe running neck and neck for a ball. (Credit: Garret Meade)

Bishop McGann-Mercy’s Dayna Young (10) and Mattituck’s Alex Beebe running neck and neck for a ball earlier this season. The two teams play Saturday in the playoffs. (Credit: Garret Meade)

The Mattituck girls soccer team will open the 2014 playoffs Saturday in a home game against McGann-Mercy. The Tuckers are the No. 4 seed and the Monarchs are seeded fifth in Class B.

The game starts at 3 p.m. The winner advances to play top-seeded Port Jefferson Wednesday.  (more…)

10/23/14 4:08pm
10/23/2014 4:08 PM
Credit: Katharine Schroeder file

Eastern Long Island Hospital (Credit: Katharine Schroeder, file)

Officials from Stony Brook Medical Center and North Shore-LIJ medical care systems confirmed reports Thursday that they are in affiliation talks with both Peconic Bay Medical Center and Eastern Long Island Hospital.

The news comes two years after Southampton Hospital announced that it’s been in talks with Stony Brook. (more…)

10/22/14 11:41pm
10/22/2014 11:41 PM

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Small roster sizes are nothing new for the high school football team that plays in Greenport. For decades the Porters have had to make do with what they had in terms of low player numbers.

But when the plug was pulled on the remainder of Greenport/Southold/Mattituck’s season on Tuesday, it sent a shock wave through the North Fork, particularly in Greenport, which has a proud tradition in the sport. (more…)