A peek inside this week’s issue of The Suffolk Times


TIM KELLY PHOTO | Who needs AC? She may be only 2, but Victoria Winter of Mattituck knows the secret to beating the heat can be as simple as a dip in the bay, in this case at the town beach in New Suffolk last Friday afternoon.


Read all these stories and more in this week’s edition of the Suffolk Times, on newsstands now.


Calls to change turn signals along Route 48 in Southold Town






Hardly a week goes by in Southold Town without a major accident somewhere along the four-lane section of County Road 48, which extends more than eight miles from Cox Neck Road in Mattituck to Tucker’s Lane in Southold.

North Fork woman’s weight loss featured in Oprah magazine






That Susan Martin, 36, of New Suffolk has lost 100 pounds from her 6-foot frame is no big deal to her. But it seems to be significant to a lot of people around her who never commented about her weight when she was packing on those pounds since leaving Southold High School.

Greenport’s osprey flies from harbor to the shore






The osprey sculpture that has adorned a dock at Steve Clarke’s Greenport Yacht & Shipbuilding Company was  taken down Tuesday for its eventual trip to Jean Cochran Park in Peconic, despite protests from some villagers.

Village Notebook: Greenporters unhappy with 5 percent sewer hike

Greenport Village Board members will discuss a proposed 5 percent hike in sewer rates at their Aug. 15 work session after listening to complaints from residents Monday night about why they think no increase is necessary.

Three same-sex couples obtain marriage licenses in Southold






Only three same-sex couples obtained marriage licenses at Southold Town Hall on the first two days they were available, according to the Town Clerk’s office.

YouTube video highlights Greenport shoplifting problem






A YouTube video posted by a Greenport merchant has brought attention to the problem of shoplifting in the village this summer.

Housing group pushes back on demolition order

With Greenport Village moving to condemn and demolish it’s Second Street multi-family house, the North Fork Housing Alliance is pushing back, blaming the village for much of the delay in getting permits to rebuild the structure gutted by fire in August 2008.

More news …


Editorial: Seriously, you’re leaving that there?

As the risk of sounding like an angry schoolmarm, why is it so difficult for some folks to put garbage where it belongs?

Column: How a young mind approached gay marriage

I was a big-time partisan nerd in my youth. I used to watch the Rush Limbaugh show at night in the eighth grade — if you can believe it — and would sometimes end up debating adults over things I really had no true knowledge of, from tax policy to “don’t ask, don’t tell.” (God, that must have been annoying.)

More opinion …


Girls Soccer: Lasota acquires a taste for goals






The Mattituck High School varsity girls soccer team has known Liz Lasota primarily as a defensive player, but it wasn’t always that way for Lasota.

Girls Basketball: Tuckers getting a handle on point guard






Before she had ever played in a high school varsity girls basketball game, Shannon Dwyer had already experienced the school of hard knocks in the form of — would you believe family pickup games?

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