06/11/18 5:59am

How much strawberry shortcake can you eat in eight minutes?

There will be plenty of folks aiming to find out at the 64thannual Mattituck Lions Club Strawberry Festival this weekend. READ

04/01/18 6:00am

After a 148-year run as America’s longest continuously family-owned restaurant, Claudio’s in Greenport has been sold.

Co-owner Jan Claudio confirmed the transfer of the iconic waterfront property Monday. The building that houses the flagship restaurant, originally opened as Claudio’s Tavern in 1870, is recognized by the National Restaurant Association as the longest continuously family-owned eatery in the United States and is listed on the National Register of Historical Places. READ

05/08/15 10:00am
Two deer grazing behind a Cutchogue. (Credit: Katharine Schroeder, file)

Two deer grazing behind a Cutchogue home. (Credit: Katharine Schroeder, file)

A decades-old law in Southold Town could soon be eliminated to ease the process for residents to obtain deer hunting permits following a recommendation from the state Department of Environmental Conservation.

The proposed legislation before the Southold Town Board would eliminate a 1960s law that requires hunters to receive a special permit from the town clerk’s office in addition to a state-issued hunting permit.

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05/07/15 11:00am
B.A.R. Truck co-owner Keith Kraus and his traveling bar. (Credit: Barbaraellen Koch)

B.A.R. Truck co-owner Keith Kraus and his traveling bar. (Credit: Barbaraellen Koch)

Keith Kraus and Matt Michel know how to bring the party.

Since 2009, Michel has been hitting the road to serve up gourmet pizzas at parties and festivals aboard the North Fork’s favorite mobile pizza company, Rolling in Dough’s retrofitted 1943 K-6 International Harvester.

On the beverage side of things, Kraus has been bringing his traveling beer truck Hook and Lager, a historic 1957 Seagrave Quint with 10 taps, to serve up brews at regional festivals since last year.

Now, the two friends and former roommates have teamed up for their first joint business venture to bring you B.A.R. Truck.

That’s right, a cocktail party on wheels.

Read all about it on northforker.com.

05/06/15 8:00am
Southold highway department crews patching potholes on Main Street in Greenport in February 2014, when there wasn't as much work to do. (Credit: Cyndi Murray, file)

Southold highway department crews patching potholes on Main Street in Greenport in February 2014, when there wasn’t as much work to do. (Credit: Cyndi Murray, file)

Elected leaders from across Suffolk are demanding more state funding to help repair roads severely damaged during a cold and snowy winter.

The East End Supervisors and Mayor Association — which includes the supervisors of Southold, Riverhead and Shelter Island and the mayor of Greenport — has penned a letter to Governor Andrew Cuomo requesting a one-time jump in CHIPS funding, which is federal money that is distributed by the state Department of Transportation to local government for maintenance of local roads and bridges. (more…)