06/15/17 3:10pm
06/15/2017 3:10 PM

The gorgeous English lavender is expected to bloom at Lavender by the Bay this weekend, a stunning occurrence that draws thousands to the East Marion lavender farm every summer.

While Orient and East Marion residents and business owners have complained of road congestion during the bloom, this year the farm’s owner has removed one acre of plants to add 100 parking spots. The farm previously had 65 spots.

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01/12/17 1:40pm
01/12/2017 1:40 PM

A friend told me that in numerology, 2017 (numbers adding up to 10, thus 1), means the year will be all things positive, with 2016, added up to 9, being the end. It’s interesting; Google it. So I was in an upbeat mode until this first week brought multiple deaths, a horrific event at the Fort Lauderdale airport and a foot of snow, accompanied by icy roads and auto accidents. I guess the long and short of it is, one day at a time and what will be will be. I hope that doesn’t sound too clichéd. Happy 2017. (The days are getting longer.)

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12/12/16 5:55am
12/12/2016 5:55 AM

Cutchogue Fire Department

People in fire districts throughout New York State will head to the polls Tuesday, Dec. 13, to vote on fire commissioner elections — and in some cases, special propositions specific to their districts.

Commissioners are the elected governing body of the fire district, a taxing district that funds equipment, buildings and, in some instances, employees.

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11/23/16 2:30pm
11/23/2016 2:30 PM

I know I say this every year, but it’s mind-boggling that 2016 is winding down and there are only three more columns before the end of the year.

Christmas events are starting to pop up and one good sign is the North Fork Chorale’s Winter Concert Series, which concludes Sunday, Dec. 4, at 3 p.m. at Orient Congregational Church. Tickets are $10 and can be purchased at the door. (more…)

11/18/16 12:00pm
11/18/2016 12:00 PM

Aqquua

An aquaculture company that promises sustainable, traceable fish farming has its sights set on the former oyster factory property at the end of Shipyard Lane in East Marion.

Aqquua, a self-described “first of its kind” fully transparent fish farm, has offices in New York City and Thailand. It is currently developing facilities in Miami and Thailand and has announced on its website that it has identified the 18-acre North Fork parcel for its next location.

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09/02/16 12:57pm
09/02/2016 12:57 PM

I received a love letter to the North Fork — in particular the Orient Service Center. Nancy Cuccaro of Southold relayed a message from a friend who had come from Huntington and had a car emergency. Nancy took her to our gas station, where the problem was diagnosed and an interim fix was made to prevent a car fire. She said they are grateful to Bill (I assume Billy) and wanted to share how wonderful he is, which, of course, we all know already.

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