12/31/14 10:00am

With a left turn, we were on Davis Street in Oceanside, and I had taken a drive back three decades in time.

I was with my sisters and others in a car that had stopped at an intersection on Davis Street, where my family had lived for a good chunk of my childhood. While others stared to the right, my eyes kept scanning, searching for the house we used to live in before we moved to East Meadow in 1979. Then, one of my sisters pointed me in the right direction. “There,” she said, “that’s the house we used to live in.” (more…)

12/30/14 4:00pm
12/30/2014 4:00 PM
The Hyatt in downtown Riverhead.

The Hyatt in downtown Riverhead.

Last year, local professionals said business was good. But 2014 was even better.

Across the board, key figures in auto sales, banking, hospitality and retail reported strong sales and increased growth. Much of this, said Steven Shauger, general manager of Hyatt Place East End in Riverhead, can be attributed to a developing public perception of the North Fork as a year-round destination.  (more…)

12/30/14 12:00pm
Mattituck middle hitter Emilie Reimer. (Credit: Garret Meade)

Mattituck middle hitter Emilie Reimer. (Credit: Garret Meade)

In recent years, another high school girls volleyball season has come to mean another trip to Glens Falls for the state tournament for Mattituck. It’s something the Tuckers have done four times in five years, but this latest adventure was anything but ho-hum. (more…)