03/31/17 6:15am

Although John Venduras lives in Connecticut, his face is familiar to many who live on the North Fork. They meet in the middle of Long Island Sound aboard the Cross Sound Ferry.

For some passengers, the 80-minute ride between Orient Point and New London, Conn. — offering views of Plum Island and Fishers Island — is a perfect opportunity to relax with a cocktail.

Enter Mr. Venduras, one of 10 of bartenders who serve up drinks aboard Cross Sound Ferry’s fleet of vessels. (more…)

03/31/17 5:55am

Southold Town’s purchase of development rights (PDR) program was created to encourage agriculture, save farmland from residential development, provide capital to farmers and preserve the rural character of the North Fork. So far, it’s been a success. But now, the intent to help farmers appears to have become subject to interpretation.

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03/30/17 3:06pm

The cast of “You Can’t Beat the House” at the dress rehearsal Tuesday afternoon. (Credit: Krysten Massa)

This weekend Mattituck High school students will present “You Can’t Beat The House,” a comedy about robbers who accidentally break into a house that is for sale and then pose as real estate agents after they find themselves stuck in the house with potential buyers.

The 10-cast-member play is directed by English teacher Tom Farrell and English and theater teacher Jacqueline Portocarrero.

Catch the play at the Mattituck High School auditorium this Friday and Saturday at 7 p.m. and Sunday at 2 p.m. Tickets are $10 for adults and $5 for students.

See more photos by Krysten Massa below:

Ghana Haase as Officer Larraby and Jillian Orr who plays his mother.

Alex Bradley (from left) and Colleen Kelly, who play robbers and Eric Momente as medium Master Zenobia.

Emily Sidor and Eric Momente.

Emily Sidor, Eric Momente and Alex Bradley.

From left: Colleen Kelly, Emily Sidor and Shelly Dufton.

From left: Shelby Dufton, Colleen Kelly, Ryan Buchholz and Alex Bradley.

The robbers try and sneak out.

Alex Bradley and Caleb Foley.

03/30/17 1:58pm

Andy Harbin, a partner in the soon-to-open Andy's in Greenport, behind the bar at Legend's in New Suffolk. (Credit: Krysten Massa)

A new restaurant could soon open on Front Street with a familiar North Fork bartender at the helm.

Many know Andy Harbin as the face behind the bar at some of their favorite restaurants—Sophie’s in Southold, Legends in New Suffolk and the Frisky Oyster in Greenport.

But Harbin will likely soon have a bar and restaurant of his own. The beloved local barkeep has partnered with Greenport Village Trustee Doug Roberts to open Andy’s, which will be located at the former home of Rhumb Line restaurant on Front Street in Greenport. READ