Read all these stories and more in this week’s edition of the Suffolk Times, on newsstands now:
Irene, which hit the area as a weakened tropical storm, has come and gone without any serious injuries on the North Fork. But she did leave hundreds of downed trees, broken utility poles and nearly 12,000 Southold Town residents still without power. Check out photos from our readers surveying the damage around town.
Local farmers say corn crops took a hit during Tropical Storm Irene, but grapes appear to have made out fine.
While most of the North Fork remains without power, with few exceptions, Greenport Village is up and running, Mayor David Nyce said.
Never in recent history have we seen a region so prepared for the potential onslaught of a predicted natural disaster.
Let us begin with a disclaimer: We (the former Joan Giger Walker and I) were not on Long Island to experience the wrath of Irene.(Although our house and debris-strewn yard certainly were. On Long Island.) Due to a previous baby-sitting commitment involving our grandchildren, ages 2 and 4, we were in the high peaks region of Adirondack Park, namely the lovely little village of Keene, N.Y.
With Mike Mangiamele’s graduation, the Greenport/Southold/Mattituck/Shelter Island high school football team knew it would have a new quarterback this year. What wasn’t so obvious, though, was that the quarterback would be Ryan Malone, who had been the team’s standout running back for the past two years.
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