Community Action Southold Town is need of donations for its annual toy drive. Executive director Cathy Demeroto said about 120 more local families have signed up to receive toys through the drive this year compared to last. There are more than 360 families in need this year. Approximately 240 signed up in 2017. READ
The National Weather Service confirmed a weak tornado touched down on Fishers Island Monday morning.
The EF0 tornado sustained maximum winds of 65-85 mph when it hit the island. It started as a waterspout and became a tornado when it made landfall 7:35 a.m. before heading back out over the water, according to preliminary reports from the National Weather Service. READ
A proposal to demolish a house in Orient’s historic district drew more than a dozen residents to a Southold Historic Preservation Commission meeting on a rainy Tuesday afternoon. Residents filled up the Southold Town Hall annex meeting room, even though the work session and pre-submission hearing were not open to public comment. READ
A Riverhead man was arrested Tuesday in connection to two recent burglaries at Greenport businesses.
Southold Town Police arrested Juan Lopez, 44, on two felony burglary charges for break-ins that occurred at Front Street Station and the Parapsychology Foundation last week. READ
Traditional shingle-style homes are commonplace on the North Fork. The beach cottage aesthetic is befitting, but so, too, are homes built in the modernist style. A new exhibit at Cutchogue-New Suffolk Library, entitled “A New Wave of Modern Architecture on the North Fork,” explores that idiom, which is less commonly seen locally. READ
The large wooden sign that marked the entrance to Lavender by the Bay in East Marion was stolen overnight Thursday, according to its owners. READ
Two men turned themselves into police after vandalizing the Greek Orthodox Church in Greenport last week. READ
A community yard sale held each September in Mattituck takes on a greater meaning than the sum of its parts.
The Doorhy family lawn transforms into a hub for treasure hunters. Books, clothing, handmade furniture, and other finds, are donated by dozens of community members and purchased by others. The money raised from the sale totals in the thousands. READ
The Perseid Meteor Shower will light up the night sky this weekend.
This year, during its peak, people should see about 60 to 70 meteors per hour. Find out how many you can count at the main parking lot at Wildwood State Park. READ
Journalist Tara Smith has joined the Times Review Media Group staff as a general assignment reporter.
Ms. Smith, a Riverhead native, most recently held a similar position with The Long Island Advance. READ