Joe McInnis’ eighth-grade science fair project has come a long way.
After showing promise as a science student, Joe was urged to look for a challenging project to work on by Bob Jester of Greenport, a retired Riverhead High School science teacher. That friendship led to the then 14-year-old’s connection with retired Plum Island veterinary pathologist Doug Gregg. READ
The East Marion Main Road Historic District in Southold is one of 18 properties statewide that have been recommended to be added to the State and National Registers of Historic Places by the New York State Board for Historic Preservation. READ
After 46 years in Stirling Square, Greenport’s specialty imported ceramics shop The Doofpot will close later this fall. (more…)
To see her 11-year-old son, Daniel, play piano at Carnegie Hall on June 2 was a dream come true for Peconic resident Liliana Rila. (more…)
With the simple goal to “extend love, compassion and hope to those in need,” the True Light Church in Cutchogue hosted its third annual Hope Day on the Polo Grounds in Greenport earlier this month. READ
Carmen Cincotti of Newark, N.J., who is ranked second in Major League Eating, won the contest.
The Mattituck Lions Club’s annual Strawberry Festival will return Father’s Day weekend for its 65th year, along with some of the globe’s best competitive eaters for another World Strawberry Shortcake-Eating Championship. READ
Sept. 7, 1978
The Long Island Lighting Company was studying the feasibility of placing a “floating nuclear station” on the Long Island Sound 40 years ago. The news made the front page of the Suffolk Times in 1978. READ
Sept. 2, 1993
Businesspeople had two words to describe the summer of 1993: “Absolutely fantastic.” A healthy combination of good weather and signs of a slight economic recovery left the North Fork business community in high spirits 25 years ago. READ
Aug. 30, 1968
Plans to create a separate county combining the five eastern most towns — to be known as Peconic County — was gaining traction.
The executive directors of The Committee for a New County agreed on a plan for an informational campaign to support the change. “An overwhelming majority in the five eastern towns appear to favor the creation of a separate county,” chairman of the committee Edwin Sharetts said at the time. READ
August 17, 1978
More than three dozen people were arrested for for protesting at the Shoreham Nuclear Power Plant. READ