06/29/19 5:59am
06/29/2019 5:59 AM

Whether you’re having a beach picnic or backyard barbecue around Independence Day, you can look forward to ending the day with one of the dazzling fireworks displays planned across the North Fork. There are also a number of parades and special events to help ring in the Fourth as well. READ

07/02/18 4:54pm
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A fireworks display lit up the skies over Orient Harbor Saturday night. The fireworks by Grucci display was visible from the Orient Causeway and along the shores surrounding Hallocks Bay.

If you missed this show, there’s still a chance to watch fireworks in Greenport on Thursday and Saturday nights at the Greenport Fire Department carnival. There will also be fireworks in Riverhead on Thursday following the kickoff of the Alive on 25 Summer Street Festival. And a carnival fundraiser for Peconic Bay Medical Center on Route 25A in Wading River will offer fireworks Friday, July 6. Get more details on the firework displays here.

See the photos from Orient by photographer Jeremy Garretson below:

07/02/17 5:58am
07/02/2017 5:58 AM


With Independence Day this week, we are back in the business of bemoaning that Americans are woefully weak when it comes to having any real knowledge of the history of their country.

Well, not actually bemoaning. Maybe a bit concerned? Amused? Anyway, as a great sage — the name escapes us — once said, “Those who forget history are … are …” You know, something bad will happen.

We think. READ