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

KATHARINE SCHROEDER PHOTO | Catching some rays. With all the rain there hasn't been much opportunity to bask in the sun, so this great blue heron took full advantage of the clouds parting over the shore of a Southold creek. There's a brighter forecast for the upcoming weekend.

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


Southold businessman facing federal wire fraud and money laundering charges






In June of last year, a Southold business man and a business partner were named in a 28-count federal indictment alleging that, between 1996 and 2006, the two took part in a multi-million “kickback scheme” to defraud Aerospostale, a major apparel company that makes clothes and accessories aimed at teenagers.

Marine back from Afghanistan ambushed with love at McDonald’s






Coming home to Southold after seven months on the front lines in Afghanistan, Marine Staff Sergeant Eddie Deptola expected to be hugged often.

Lobstermen to help rid sound of abandoned fishing gear






As the Long Island Sound lobster industry continues to decline, about 40 lobstermen from the north shore have been tapped to work for a federally funded program to help get rid of derelict fishing gear.

Hardened shoreline reduction goal eliminated from comprehensive plan

An ambitious goal to reduce the percentage of hardened shoreline in Southold has been stricken from the town’s comprehensive plan.

Mattituck 7-Eleven may not open until spring






The new 7-Eleven in Mattituck, which had been slated to open in mid-November, has hit a snag that could cause it to delay opening until spring.

Town giving away wood chips from all the brush collected post-Irene






Interested in picking up some free wood chips? They’re large — up to six inches — and not particularly pretty, but courtesy of Tropical Storm Irene, Southold Town has tons of ’em to give away.

Blotter: Woman stole iPhone from Mattituck store

After a Mattituck business reported on Oct. 14 that an Apple iPhone was stolen from the store, a police investigation revealed that Jacqueleen M. Rosa, 25, of Mattituck was in possession of the missing phone, according to police reports.

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Editorial: Disagreeing without being disagreeable

Monday’s Mattituck Chamber of Commerce candidates night provided the first face-to-face meeting of the men and women seeking town office this year. And given all the animosity and angry rhetoric unfortunately evident on the national political scene, the polite, if pointed, exchanges were most welcome.

Column: How to easily spot an awful driver

There comes a time in every newspaper columnist’s life where he or she feels it necessary to jot down a list of complaints about other drivers on the road. For me, that time has arrived.

Read this week’s ‘Letters to the Editor’

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Girls Tennis: Manfredo tops Bundrick in division final






Patience is not exactly Aimee Manfredo’s forte.

Manfredo has a number of qualities that make her a formidable tennis player. She hits a ball with gusto, giving it everything she has. She can make shots from sharp angles. She is an efficient server.

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And check out this week’s multimedia:

Video: Apple picking on the North Fork






Orchards on the North Fork wrapped up a successful picking season over the Columbus Day weekend, despite damage to some trees from Tropical Storm Irene.

Slide Show: Canine Halloween costume party in Peconic






Girl Scouts from Mattituck-Cutchogue Troop 725 hosted a canine Halloween costume party at the dog park behind Southold Recreation Center in Peconic on Saturday. Scouts Sarah Fogarty, Emily Gatz, and Samantha Kaelin coordinated the party as part of their Silver Award project.

Video: Solar porch installed at organic farm in Riverhead






An organic farm in Riverhead became even more environmentally-friendly last week after adding a new porch with a solar awning to its farm stand.

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