01/31/15 5:00pm
01/31/2015 5:00 PM
Governor Cuomo giving his State of the State address the Empire State Plaza Convention Center in Albany Jan. 21. (Credit: Courtesy Flickr photo)

Governor Cuomo giving his State of the State address the Empire State Plaza Convention Center in Albany Jan. 21. (Credit: Courtesy Flickr photo)

During his annual State of the State address earlier this month, Gov. Andrew Cuomo outlined a 66-part presentation he dubbed New York’s “Opportunity Agenda.”  (more…)

01/31/15 4:48pm
From left, Center Moriches' Tania Rowland, Mattituck's Katie Hoeg and Lisa Angell and Center Moriches' Caroline Casey reach for a rebound. (Credit: Garret Meade)

From left, Center Moriches’ Tania Rowland, Mattituck’s Katie Hoeg and Lisa Angell and Center Moriches’ Caroline Casey reach for a rebound. (Credit: Garret Meade)

TUCKERS 56, RED DEVILS 45

The Suffolk County League VII girls basketball championship is still up for grabs, and Mattituck has kept its foot stuck in the door.

The Tuckers, who began Saturday in second place, one game behind Hampton Bays and a half-game ahead of third-place Babylon, kept their title hopes alive with a win in a Center Moriches High School gym they have had a hard time in over the years.

After a first half that saw both teams struggle to put the ball in the basket, the outstanding questions were: When will shots start to fall and which team will break out of its shooting slump first?

Mattituck provided the answers in the second half, securing a 56-45 win and dealing a harsh blow to Center Moriches’ playoff prospects.

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01/31/15 1:00pm
A circa 1900 photo taken a year after the Greenport Opera House was built at Main Street and Bay Avenue. (Credit: The Historical Collection at Mike Richter Photography)

A circa 1900 photo taken a year after the Greenport Opera House was built at Main Street and Bay Avenue. (Credit: The Historical Collection at Mike Richter Photography)

The Main Street corner where it once stood is now the site of a Chase Bank parking lot, but at the turn of the 20th century the Greenport Opera House was a towering, romantic presence on the North Fork.

Built in 1899 to replace Stirling Hall, which had burned down earlier that year, the opera house was “the pinnacle of the village,” said Greenport historian Carlos DeJesus.

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01/31/15 10:22am
More snow appears headed our way after a blizzard dumped about two feet of snow last Monday into Tuesday. (Credit: Barbaraellen Koch)

More snow appears headed our way after a blizzard dumped about two feet of snow last Monday into Tuesday. (Credit: Barbaraellen Koch)

Less than a week after a blizzard dropped two feet of snow across the North Fork, another storm is headed to the area. The National Weather Service issued a Winter Storm Watch this morning that will be in effect from Sunday evening into Monday afternoon. (more…)

01/31/15 10:00am
Charles Sanders (second from right) during his first tour in Afghanistan in 2010, when he was a 1st Lieutenant. (Credit: Courtesy photo)

Charles Sanders (second from right) during his first tour in Afghanistan in 2010, when he was a 1st Lieutenant. (Credit: Courtesy photo)

One of the town’s Trustees is getting ready for a deployment to Cuba next month, a mission that comes at a time when President Obama has renewed his push to close the detention facility at Guantanamo Bay.

Southold Town’s five-member Board of Trustees, which is charged with administering activities along the town’s coastline and underwater lands near the coast, will serve with one less member during the nine-plus months Trustee Charles Sanders of Greenport is expected to be away.

Mr. Sanders, 46, a captain in the Army National Guard, will be stationed at the Guantanamo Bay Naval Base as part of a team that will be running detainee operations, he said.

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01/31/15 8:00am
The former Meson Ole building, where village authorities allege multiple code violations. (Credit: Paul Squire)

The former Meson Ole building, where village authorities allege multiple code violations. (Credit: Paul Squire)

The Greenport Village Board has authorized taking legal action against the owner of a building that used to house a Meson Ole restaurant to force him to address code violations at the abandoned building.

The vote to OK legal action was approved unanimously at Wednesday night’s board meeting. (more…)

01/31/15 6:00am

This one is especially for you old-time Greenporters out there. The Stirling Historical Society was archiving some documents recently and came upon the names of four properties: Four Score Acres, Dismal Swamp, Mud Lane and Sow Neck. I’m hearing that Mud Lane is the property located between San Simeon on the north to the drive-in property to the south and that Dismal Swamp is the parcel located behind the homes on the north side of Wilmarth. Four Score Acres is supposedly located somewhere within the confines of the incorporated Village. Can anyone shed some light on one or more of these locations? (more…)