Looking Back: The top stories of the past week

KATHARINE SCHROEDER PHOTO | Anticipation is written on the faces of Little Miss Mattituck candidates as they await the judges’ decision during Saturday’s Love Lane Street Fair.

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Late Blight fungus spreading north from the South Fork






A highly contagious fungus known as late blight has been found on the East End, and researchers say farmers could experience the most severe and devastating case of it in recent years.

Page 1, Posted online July 14.

Slide Show: Love Lane Street Fair






The Mattituck Chamber of Commerce hosted its 34th annual street fair on Saturday. Hundreds attended the popular event, which was held on Love Lane and surrounding streets. Dozens of vendors sold a wide variety of items and those with an appetite enjoyed everything from zeppolis to pickles on a stick. Events at the fair included face painting, pony rides and live music, as well as the crowning of Little Miss and Little Mr. Mattituck.

Page 2, Posted online July 15.

Nassau Point erosion a concern for civic association

Could Nassau Point become an island? It’s happened before and residents say it could happen again.

Page 3, Posted online July 11.

Long Ireland now brewing beer at new Riverhead HQ






The long-awaited opening of Riverhead’s first microbrewery is upon us.

Page 3, Posted online July 7.

Additional Route 58 widening work under way






Last year, Route 58 from the Long Island Expressway terminus to Ostrander Avenue was widened to four lanes, and earlier this year a debate ensued about whether to use mitigation money from a proposed Route 58 Costco to extend the widening further east.

Page 4, Posted online July 14.

Mattituck native named deputy archivist at National Archives






Debra Steidel Wall was just a young teenager when during an eighth grade trip with her class at Mattituck Junior High School she first set eyes on Washington, D.C.

Page 6, Posted online July 12.

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Editorial: There are some subtle rules to this game

When the heat and humidity soar, November and Election Day may seem a long way off, but they’re really not. And although the politicking has only just begun, it all ends in less than four months. Tuesday was the deadline for all would-be candidates to file nominating petitions, a basic and unavoidable prerequisite for securing a seat on the ballot. Once the petitions are validated, with or without a challenge first, nominees become bona fide candidates.

Column: I know your face, just gimme a minute

What do you say to someone you haven’t seen in 40 years? Uh, nice to see you again. Um, who are you again?

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Baseball: Carroll’s 3 RBI lead East to all-star win






They were like little kids — well, big kids, actually — playing in a playground, Brooklyn’s playground.

Page 34, Posted online July 12.

Triathlon: Siebert, Place triumph in Mighty North Fork Triathlon






Coming in second place in a triathlon is an achievement most people would undoubtedly feel proud about, but it was getting a little tiring for Ryan Siebert.

Page 36, Posted online July 10.

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