05/25/15 6:01am
Dan and Prudence Heston next to the flag pole at their Salt Air Farm in Cutchogue. (Credit: Grant Parpan)

Dan and Prudence Heston next to the flag pole at their Salt Air Farm in Cutchogue. (Credit: Grant Parpan)

Nearly two years after he donated a 46-foot flagpole to Salt Air Farm in Cutchogue, Mark Baxter began to lose faith the decades-old wooden beam would ever be erected again.

Each time he’d drive up New Suffolk Road, the Southold resident said, he’d check to see if the flag was flying but would ultimately pass by, disappointed.

Quietly, however, farm owners Dan and Prudence Heston were undertaking a lengthy project to restore the pole to its former glory. Now, on Memorial Day, the couple is proudly flying an American flag more than four stories high on the same pole Mr. Baxter’s father used to raise a flag more than 70 years ago.  (more…)

10/11/14 8:00am
10/11/2014 8:00 AM
Barbara McAdam (right) sorts flags with the help of her husband, Tom (left), and Cutchogue United Methodist Church Pastor Richie King. Each flag will be fitted with a ribbon bearing a veteran's name and service information. Donations for more than 75 flags have already been collected. (Credit: Carrie Miller)

Barbara McAdam (right) sorts flags with the help of her husband, Tom (left), and Cutchogue United Methodist Church Pastor Richie King. Each flag will be fitted with a ribbon bearing a veteran’s name and service information. Donations for more than 75 flags have already been collected. (Credit: Carrie Miller)

Come November, the lawn in front of Cutchogue Presbyterian Church will become a field of American flags. Each will honor a fallen, deployed or returning soldier.  (more…)