08/30/19 6:00am

The fate of the abandoned oyster factory at the end of Shipyard Lane in East Marion remains uncertain after an auction to sell the property was canceled earlier this month.

Following a judgment of foreclosure and sale dated June 20, a public auction of the 18-acre waterfront property was scheduled to take place at Southold Town Hall Aug. 16. According to a legal notice, the approximate lien amount was $2.9 million, plus interest and other fees. It wasn’t clear if that figure was the reserve price for the property. READ

08/26/19 7:00pm

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My name is Randy Kopke. I’m the co-owner of Backyard Brine with my wife Cori. We’re in beautiful Cutchogue on the North Fork.

We started our business in 2013.

Before that, it was a hobby. We did wedding favors for my brother-in-law’s wedding in Montauk. People started ordering pickles. I was like, ‘Oh, well we’re not really a pickle company. I lay tile. And brick.’ READ