04/15/15 5:30pm
Southold fire chief Peggy Killian meets with Suffolk arson squad investigators as they arrive on the scene of a fatal house fire in Southold Wednesday. (Credit: Grant Parpan photos)

Southold fire chief Peggy Killian meets with Suffolk arson squad investigators as they arrive on the scene of a fatal house fire in Southold Wednesday. (Credit: Grant Parpan photos)

A Southold woman was killed during a house fire Wednesday morning, authorities said.  (more…)

02/19/15 8:00am
Investigators leave the home of Karen Pollack March 5 — the night her husband, Jack, was killed in a house fire. Nearly a year later, she's still working to get back into the house. (Credit: Paul Squire, file)

Investigators leave the home of Karen Pollack March 5 — the night her husband, Jack, was killed in a house fire. Nearly a year later, she’s still working to get back into the house. (Credit: Paul Squire, file)

From a dining room table in her mother’s Southold house, Karen Pollack is trying to plan out her future. Spread across the tabletop are stacks of papers. In the stacks are window designs, floor plans and other details for her soon-to-be renovated home.

Ms. Pollack has been staying with her mother since a fire swept through her Greenport Village home last March. It’s a warm bed and a roof over her head, Ms. Pollack said, but it’s not the same.

“It’s not your home,” she said.

She’s also trying to pick up the pieces of her life short-handed.

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