07/27/17 10:34am
07/27/2017 10:34 AM

Dominican Sisters Thrift Store, a fixture on Front Street in Greenport for 19 years, closed its doors earlier this month.

The shop, run entirely by volunteers, sold donations from the community to earn money for ArchCare, formerly Dominican Sisters Family Health Services. ArchCare, which provides at-home health care, assumed sponsorship of the home care ministry from the Dominican Sisters in August 2016.

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12/05/14 8:00am
12/05/2014 8:00 AM
The wooden posts erected Sunday along New Suffolk Waterfront's property cuts off some land on which visitors to the hamlet's business district normally park to shop or eat. Now, if cars were to park in rows alongside one another, they'd be encroaching on First Street. (Credit: Cyndi Murray)

The wooden posts erected Sunday along New Suffolk Waterfront’s property cuts off some land on which visitors to the hamlet’s business district normally park to shop or eat. Now, if cars were to park in rows alongside one another, they’d be encroaching on First Street. (Credit: Cyndi Murray)

Weeks after the New Suffolk Waterfront Fund’s controversial plan to operate a commercial restaurant on its First Street property was approved by the Southold Town Planning Board, the nonprofit learned this week it will have to submit a revised site plan.

That’s because, on Sunday, the waterfront fund erected wooden posts marking the line of its First Street property in New Suffolk, directly across the street from Legends Restaurant.  (more…)

05/24/14 10:49am
05/24/2014 10:49 AM
BBQ Bill's on Front Street in Greenport. (Credit: Carrie Miller, file)

BBQ Bill’s on Front Street in Greenport. (Credit: Carrie Miller, file)

The owner of BBQ Bill’s in Greenport said he’s settled matters with the state over sales taxes and was able to reopen his Front Street restaurant to customers Friday morning — just time for the busy season.

“We were open 12 hours later,” said the owner, Doug Cress. “We apologize for any inconveniences to any customers who were looking to eat here on Thursday.”

“It was my fault,” he said. “But in nine years in business I never had a problem.”

Mr. Cress said the cold winter was tough on the restaurant, but he was glad to have it open in time for the village’s busy season.

BBQ Bill’s re-opened at 11 a.m. Friday, he said.

Known for its pulled-meat sandwiches, St. Louis baby back ribs and smoked wings, the two-story barbecue restaurant also has an upstairs view of Greenport Harbor at its back.

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05/24/13 3:00pm
05/24/2013 3:00 PM

RACHEL YOUNG PHOTO | The Greenport students who decorated the Little Red Schoolhouse for Memorial Day Tuesday with Greenport Recreation Center coordinator Joanne Jackson.

Greenport’s Little Red Schoolhouse has been given a colorful dose of patriotism for Memorial Day.

On Tuesday afternoon seven Greenport Elementary School students helped decorate the historic Front Street building with red, white and blue artwork they had spent two months creating during an after-school program at the Greenport Recreation Center.

“It’s Americana,” said Tom Payne, co-owner of The South Street Gallery and head of the Greenport Improvement Committee. “There’s nothing better than kids’ art.”

Greenport village administrator David Abatelli, who helped coordinate the event, said the Little Red Schoolhouse will be open to the public on Memorial Day so that residents and visitors can view the students’ work. Volunteers from American Legion will also be on hand to collect donations for the rehabilitation of its vintage roller rink.

Joanne Jackson, a coordinator at the Greenport Recreation Center, who supervised the students’ art-making, said the decorating effort began in March when Mr. Abatelli reached out to her about decorating the Little Red Schoolhouse for Memorial Day. Ms. Jackson, who has worked for the rec center since 1999, said about 45 students in preschool through fourth grade contributed. Courtney Kart, 16, a sophomore at Greenport High School, helped supervise.

“It’s marvelous. It’s wonderful,” Ms. Jackson said of the artwork. “We put a lot of work into it.”

The art on display includes a red, white and blue paper chain and illustrations of American servicemen and women filled in with crayon. “I colored a picture of a soldier and an Air Force pilot,” said second grader Donovan Walker, 7.

Tiarra Edwards, a fourth grader, said she colored a drawing of Martin Luther King, Jr. “He was a good man,” the 10-year-old said. She added that Memorial Day is “about how people made this country good for us.”

Second grader Justus Horton, 7, said he had fun coloring a picture of a soldier and two airplanes.

The students said they are excited about the public coming to view their work.

“It’ll be really nice,” Tiarra said. “People will get to see it and if they knew who we were they would be very proud of us.”

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