The remains of Louise Pietrewicz of Cutchogue, who vanished without a trace in October 1966, were unearthed March 19 in the basement of the Southold house her married boyfriend, former Southold police officer William Boken, shared with his wife and children. READ
2018 marked a lot of firsts for Riverhead Town Supervisor Laura Jens-Smith, beginning with the very first day of the new year, when she was sworn in as the town’s first female supervisor in a ceremony at Pulaski Street School. (more…)
The owners of Santa’s Christmas Tree Farm in Cutchogue received a lump of coal in their stockings Wednesday in the form of a temporary restraining order issued by a Suffolk County Supreme Court Judge. (more…)
A Suffolk County grand jury has indicted a Greenport man for his role in an alleged drunken driving crash that led to the death of a Queens woman earlier this year, according to online court records. READ
Greenport’s Village Cinema will reopen this month for a series of holiday films selected by Manhattan Film Institute, marking the first time in more than two decades the theater has been open in the winter. READ
Born in Greenport in 1945, Joe Townsend has compiled many stories about the North Fork during a life that has seen him become the village’s youngest mayor, a town councilman and a community leader in the areas of conservation and historic preservation.
Our digital content director, Grant Parpan, sat down with Mr. Townsend at his home in East Marion this September for an hour-long conversation about growing up here, how the community has changed over the decades and his battle in recent years with ALS.