During a short visit to Winter Park, Colo., I was impressed by how this small town prepares for their seasonal visitors. Winter Park has a permanent population of 999 people (2010 Census). It can host up to 20,000 visitors during the peak of their ski season. Big topics among town officials include the impact on parking, traffic congestion, DUI, increased carbon emissions, etc. …
Sound familiar? READ
Concepcion Choy of Riverhead is an immigrant from Guatemala who has lived in the United States for 12 years. (Credit: Kelly Zegers)
A social media post early Thursday morning from Aldo’s Coffee in Greenport read: “We are open on Christmas Day, New Year’s Day, and every other national holiday. Today, we are closed.”
This message was accompanied by a photo of a sign that read “In support of our people and #ADayWithoutImmigrants.”
Drag racing could soon return to Long Island. READ
Northforker.com presents our latest “Experience North Fork” Giveaway.
Love is in the air at Blue Sage Day Spa!
Blue Sage Day Spa is giving away a couples massage package which includes a 1-hr relaxing couples massage and foot massage with reflex points. This giveaway is valued at $188.
Despite an overall drop across the East End in single-family home prices, properties in Riverhead, Southold and Shelter Island towns sold for more in 2016. (more…)
The North Fork avoided any major damage overnight as a nor’easter swept across the region bringing heavy wind and rain, according to local officials. READ
My earliest memories are of playing with the neighborhood gang in the woods behind our house in Long Branch, N.J.
We were a mixed group: different ages, boys and girls. The older kids were the acknowledged leaders and the rest of us a ready and enthusiastic army of plebes. READ
Thanks to a bill signed last month by Gov. Andrew Cuomo, your beloved pet can now be legally buried with you.
The legislation allows New Yorkers to be interred with their pet’s cremated remains at nearly 1,900 nonprofit cemeteries around the state — provided they receive written consent from cemetery officials. READ
On a blustery, overcast day last week, the blades of the 156-foot wind turbine just west of the grapevines at Pindar Vineyards cut through the air with a quiet whooshing noise. Each spin of the turbine — one of a handful of units that tower over North Fork’s wineries — has helped make the vineyard greener.
When it comes to water conservation, it’s time to start thinking about ways to save.
That was the message out of a public forum at Southold Town Hall Tuesday night, where representatives from the Suffolk County Water Authority, Legislator Al Krupski, and members of the Town Board all spoke about the importance of keeping the North Fork’s freshwater supplies safe.