10/31/12 7:11pm
10/31/2012 7:11 PM

Mark Conklin died Monday, Oct. 29 at his home in Southold.

He was 30 years old.

Wake services are scheduled for 7-9 p.m. Saturday at McLaughlin-Heppner Funeral Home, and Sunday from 2-5 p.m. and at 7-9 p.m.

A funeral mass will be held Monday at 9:30 a.m. at St. John’s Church in Riverhead.

Burial will follow at St. John’s Cemetery.

A full obituary will appear in the Nov. 8 newspaper.

10/31/12 5:16pm

The Oysterponds, Southold, and Mattituck-Cutchogue school districts announced they would be closed Thursday in the wake of Sandy wreaking havoc on the North Fork earlier this week.

Southold Union Free School District said that a “new development” about the power to part of the school’s campus led them to cancel school Thursday, despite school being in session Wednesday.

“Our decision to open today did not have any bearing on the change for tomorrow,” superintendent David Gamberg wrote in a statement.

Mattituck-Cutchogue schools would be closed Thursday as well due to power outages.

Oysterponds school superintendent Dick Malone said the school will be closed Thursday and Friday due to power outages and downed trees entangled in wires.

The superintendent for Greenport and New Suffolk school districts was not immediately available for comment.

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10/30/12 5:47pm
10/30/2012 5:47 PM

JENNIFER GUSTAVSON PHOTO | The dock at Claudio’s Tuesday morning, one day after Hurricane Sandy hit the North Fork.

Plenty of North Fork residents got out and documented Hurricane Sandy Tuesday and they shared their posts on YouTube, Twitter and Instagram. We’ve shared their posts below:

10/30/12 5:40am

The Suffolk Times will be publishing photos as Hurricane Sandy made its way through the North Fork. Check back frequently over the next few days and feel free to share your photos, too.

Click here to submit a photo for publication

TROY GUSTAVSON PHOTO | Village Lane, Orient resident Walter Millis examines the damage at his home.

TROY GUSTAVSON PHOTO | Narrow River Road in Orient was still flooded at 9 a.m. Tuesday.

TROY GUSTAVSON PHOTO | Orchard Street in Orient.

TROY GUSTAVSON PHOTO | King Street in Orient on Tuesday morning.

TROY GUSTAVSON PHOTO | Slaves Cemetery, Narrow River Road, Orient on Tuesday morning around 9 a.m.

JULIE LANE PHOTO | Greenport flooded near Claudio’s before Hurricane Sandy struck Monday.

CORNELIA COVINO PHOTO | Goldsmiths inlet breached at Mill Lane in Peconic at noon Monday.

JANE RATSEY WILLIAMS PHOTO | This was given to the Townsend’s Sunday in East Marion.

JULIE LANE PHOTO | Orient Causeway was breached at 10 a.m Monday.

READER PHOTO | End of Smith Road in Peconic at 11 a.m. Monday.

JONATHAN BUCK PHOTO | The North Ferry dock in Greenport under water at 11:30 a.m. Monday.

JULIE LANE PHOTO | Fifth Street Park in Greenport flooded before Hurricane Sandy arrived Monday morning.

JULIE LANE PHOTO | Stirling Street in Greenport Monday morning.

JULIE LANE PHOTO | South side of Stirling Cove in Greenport.

JULIE LANE PHOTO | Rear parking lot by boat landing at Eastern Long Island Hospital.

MERRY RETUS PHOTO | Cross Sound Ferry at Orient Point Sunday afternoon.


TIM KELLY PHOTO | Daniel Petrie, owner of the Summer Girl in New Suffolk prepares for flooding.

TIM KELLY PHOTO | A few moments with the dog on the beach before the hurricane comes.

KATHARINE SCHROEDER PHOTO | Sandbags in front of Legends restaurant in New Suffolk.


KATHARINE SCHROEDER PHOTOS | Concrete barricades have been set up at Legends in New Suffolk.


KATHARINE SCHROEDER PHOTO | Onlookers inspect the scene as workers prepare a barricade from the inevitable very high tide at Legends in New Suffolk.

KATHARINE SCHROEDER PHOTO | The wind-torn flag at New Suffolk beach.

KATHARINE SCHROEDER PHOTO | High Tide nearly reached the road at New Suffolk beach.

KATHARINE SCHROEDER PHOTO | Handy Pantry in Mattituck, like many other local businesses, has been boarded up for the storm

TROY GUSTAVSON PHOTO | Main Road in Mattituck.

TROY GUSTAVSON PHOTO | Main Road in Mattituck.

JENNIFER GUSTAVSON PHOTO | Businesses on Front Street in Greenport Village protecting their glass storefronts with plywood Sunday afternoon.

JENNIFER GUSTAVSON PHOTO | Businesses on Front Street in Greenport Village protecting their glass storefronts with plywood Sunday afternoon.

TIM KELLY PHOTO | In a scene repeated many times across the North Fork, a boat is hauled out of the water in New Suffolk in anticipation of the arrival of Hurricane Sandy.

TROY GUSTAVSON PHOTO | Cakes & Confections on Front Street in Greenport.

TROY GUSTAVSON PHOTO | Cakes & Confections on Front Street in Greenport.

TROY GUSTAVSON PHOTO | Claudio's dock in Greenport Sunday afternoon.

TROY GUSTAVSON PHOTO | Claudio’s dock in Greenport Sunday afternoon.

10/29/12 12:36pm
10/29/2012 12:36 PM
Fourth Street, Greenport Village, Hurricane Sandy

ANASTASIA LOPER PHOTO | A video still from Fourth Street in Greenport.

The Suffolk Times will be publishing videos from Riverhead and across the North Fork as Hurricane Sandy makes its way to Long Island.

Check back frequently over the next few days and feel free to email links of your videos, too, and we’ll post them here.

Beixedon Estates in Southold:

Founders Landing on Peconic Bay:

Downtown Riverhead:

Fourth Street in Greenport:

10/29/12 11:47am

GARRET MEADE FILE PHOTO | Walter Jacob of Mattituck kicking the ball before Southampton’s Stefan Djurasic could get a foot on it.

The North Fork’s three high school boys soccer teams are all scheduled to kick off the playoffs on Wednesday.

Mattituck (12-3-1), the League VII champion, earned the top seed in Suffolk County Class B and the right to host No. 4 Southampton (10-6) in a semifinal. During the regular season, the Tuckers defeated Southampton twice, 4-1 and 1-0. Mattituck won five of its last six games, and Southampton has taken three of its last four.

The other semifinal will pit No. 3 Hampton Bays (10-5-1) against No. 2 Center Moriches (12-4).

In the Class C semifinals, No. 3 Greenport/Shelter Island (6-8-2) is matched against No. 2 Southold (12-4), which won both regular-season meetings between the teams, 1-0 and 3-0. Southold closed out the regular season by winning seven of its last eight matches, the sole loss coming to defending state champion Port Jefferson.

Top-seeded Port Jefferson (15-0), the League VIII champion, will host No. 4 Pierson/Bridgehampton (7-8-1) in the other semifinal.

All of the semifinal games will start at 2:30 p.m.

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10/29/12 11:33am

GARRET MEADE PHOTO | Alex Berkoski and her Mattituck teammates will face Babylon in a Suffolk County Class B outbracket match on Friday.

The Mattituck and Babylon girls soccer teams have played each other twice this season, but a scheduled third meeting between the two League VI teams will be the biggest of them all.

Third-seeded Mattituck (7-7) will travel to No. 2 Babylon (11-3-1) on Friday afternoon for a Suffolk County Class B outbracket match at 2:30 p.m. The winner of that game will face No. 1 Center Moriches (9-4) for the county championship on Monday, Nov. 5, at Diamond in the Pines in Coram at 5 p.m.

Mattituck and Babylon split their two regular-season meetings. The Tuckers were 2-1 winners on their home field on Sept. 20, but the Panthers gained revenge with a 1-0 victory in Babylon on Oct. 12.

Both teams are entering the postseason in contrasting forms. Mattituck has lost four of its last five games; Babylon has won seven of its past nine.

Southold/Greenport did not qualify for the playoffs, and finished the year with a 4-9-2 record.

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10/29/12 12:40am

A Greenport man was arrested early Sunday morning after he struck a police officer in the face when authorities tried to arrest him, Southold Town police said.

Christopher Byerley, 22, was standing in the middle of the road on Route 48 in Greenport “yelling and screaming” about 2:30 a.m., police said.

Police told Mr. Byerley to move out of the street, but the man refused and struck an officer in the face, police said. Mr. Byerley threw his arms up while  he was being arrested, cutting the officer on the thumb, according to a police report.

Mr. Byerley was arrested and taken to police headquarters for processing where police found he was carrying a clear plastic bag containing marijuana, police said. He was charged with assault on a police officer, resisting arrest, and unlawful possession of marijuana.

Arraignment information for Mr. Byerley was not immediately available.

10/28/12 6:14pm
10/28/2012 6:14 PM

JENNIFER GUSTAVSON PHOTO | Southold Town Supervisor Scott Russell with town emergency coordinator Lloyd Reisenberg at the Mattituck school shelter Sunday night.

Southold Town Supervisor Scott Russell announced this afternoon “mandatory evacuations are being ordered for all low lying and water front locations,” including the following areas:

Peconic Bay Boulevard, south of roadway; New Suffolk Avenue, south of roadway.

New Suffolk/Cutchogue:
Areas south of New Suffolk Avenue, including: Dean Drive/Beachwood Road; South end of Moore’s Lane; Areas south of New Suffolk Avenue; Kimoginor Point Community; Areas of New Suffolk near First Street by the shoreline and Grathwohl Road.

Fleets Neck:
Low areas, including parts of Fleetwood Road and Stillwater Avenue; West Creek Avenue; Southern end of Harbor Lane and Oak Street.

Nassau Point/Nassau Farms:
Fisherman’s Beach; Broadwater Road; Broadwaters Cove Development; Mason Drive; Parts of Skunk Lane/Pine Tree Road. Officials said areas of Nassau Point may not be accessible if the causeway and Skunk Lane floods.

Laughing Waters; Goose Creek; Richmond Creek; Corey Creek; Cedar Beach; Southold Bay areas; Jockey Creek; Town Creek; Willow Point; Biexedon; Budd’s Pond; Long Creek; Goldsmith’s Inlet.

Snug Harbor Road; Dawn Drive; Wiggins Lane; Maple Lane; Inlet Pond Road; Inlet Ext.; South end of Manhansett Avenue; Atlantic Avenue; East end of Manor Street; Sterling Avenue; East end of Bay Avenue; End of 4th, 5th and 6th streets; Blue Marlin; Tarpon Drive; Sage Boulevard; Albacore Drive; Silvermere Road; Shore Drive; South end of Pipe’s Neck Lane; Island View Lane; Bayshore Road; Parts of August Acres; Colony Road.

East Marion:
Bay Avenue, south of Marion Lake Bridge, including Rabbit Lane; Cleaves Point Estates at the end of Shipyard Lane; Old Orchard Lane, south of Bayview Avenue; South of Midland Place on Gilette Drive; East of Cove Beach Estates, north and south of Main Road/Route 25; Cedar Lane, south of Bayview Drive including Pine Place.

Village Lane, south of Orchard Street; Willow Terrace area; Bay Road; Narrow River Road; Harbor Road.