02/04/19 6:01am
02/04/2019 6:01 AM

Perhaps the most talked-about issue on the North Fork these days is how to house our working young in an area where real estate prices continue to rise and job opportunities remain scarce.

College graduates are finding it difficult to stay in the area, families looking to buy a house can’t always afford to, and business owners lament the lack of housing for their employees. So how did we get here and what is being done about affordable housing? READ

01/31/19 4:41pm
01/31/2019 4:41 PM

Update (12:30 p.m., Friday): The Michelangelo Pizzeria in Mattituck reopened Thursday several hours after it had been seized for non-payment of taxes. A spokesman from the Department of Taxation and Finance, said Thursday that the business owes $155,471 in taxes. He confirmed the business was allowed to reopen later in the day. READ

01/30/19 6:00am
01/30/2019 6:00 AM

The Mattituck-Laurel Civic Association has refocused its fight against a 20,000-square-foot hardware store proposed for the corner of Main Road and New Suffolk Avenue in Mattituck.

Brinkmann Hardware, which has stores in Sayville, Blue Point, Holbrook and Miller Place and owns VanKemenade Paint in Jamesport, submitted a site plan for new store in June to the Southold Town Planning Board.  READ

01/29/19 5:20am
01/29/2019 5:20 AM

Every so often, Peconic farmer Fred Lee is approached by someone who wants to know how he had the foresight to convert his farm to organic more than a decade ago.

The move, which saw the farm become certified organic in 2007 but began several years earlier, came just ahead of a dramatic shift in more consumers seeking healthier, organically farmed produce.

“Some people say, ‘Wow you really switched at the right time. You’re a marketing genius,’ ” Mr. Lee said.

But the transition, he added, was more fortuitous than clairvoyant and more a personal decision than one dictated by market trends.  (more…)

01/28/19 7:00pm
01/28/2019 7:00 PM

I’m Charlene Bugdin from Blue Sage Day Spa. I love making my clients feel good about themselves, rejuvenated. I can do anywhere from four to seven treatments a day, other than answering emails, talking to clients, etc.  READ