12/27/18 5:49am

The state’s Regional Economic Development Council has announced the awarding of 12 grants to projects in the North Fork and vicinity, ranging from a Maritime Trail and children’s museum in Riverside, to construction trades training in Eastern Suffolk BOCES, to regional aquifer protection through land acquisitions by Peconic Land Trust in Riverhead, Southold and Shelter Island towns. READ

12/17/18 5:05pm

A Plainview law firm whose principals also own Sparkling Pointe Winery and Vineyard in Southold has reached a settlement with the U.S. Attorney’s office in which it admits wrongdoing and will pay more than $6.1 million to resolve the government’s claims. 

In March, officials including Geoffrey Berman, U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of New York, announced they had filed a lawsuit against Rosicki, Rosicki & Associates, a law firm specializing in foreclosures, and its wholly-owned affiliates, Enterprise Process Service and Paramount, a title search company. READ

12/04/18 5:40am

The new operators of Claudio’s Restaurant say they want to make the business more “family friendly” by adding outdoor seating, recreation and green spaces. 

Stephen Loffredo and Tora Matsuoka of Seasoned Hospitality in Manhattan proposed some of those changes at last Thursday’s Greenport Village Board meeting, where the application was on for a “pre-submission conference.”  READ

11/26/18 6:21pm

Property owners in Calverton, Baiting Hollow, Flanders and Greenport were among the victims of an illegal dumping ring that advertised “free screened clean fill” in places like Craigslist. But ultimately the victims were left with solid waste that often contained toxic and acutely hazardous materials like arsenic, lead and mercury. READ