07/17/14 12:00pm
Sister Margaret Smyth of the North Fork Spanish Apostolate (center) with Estabon, 16, and Pedro, 14, and their mother Marta Tuesday afternoon. (Credit: Carrie Miller)

Sister Margaret Smyth of the North Fork Spanish Apostolate (center) with Estabon, 16, and Pedro, 14, and their mother Marta Tuesday afternoon. (Credit: Carrie Miller)

A misty Independence Day morning rekindled hope for a Riverhead family that was reunited for the first time in 11 years.

“I’m so happy,” said Marta, a Guatemalan immigrant who did not give her last name, in describing that morning. “Everything is different now.”  (more…)

07/15/14 8:00am
Miriam Moysen with her late husband Bulmaro Dominguez soon after the birth of their first child, Pablo. (Credit: Courtesy Photo)

Miriam Moysen with her late husband Bulmaro Dominguez soon after the birth of their first child, Pablo, last year. (Credit: Courtesy Photo)

She’s a familiar face at the Southold IGA Supermarket, where for seven years she’s helped shoppers from the community find necessities, cash in coupons and bag up their goods.

Her name is Miriam Moysen, 38, and now she is in need of help from the community.  (more…)

07/12/14 4:00pm
If you get stung by a jellyfish, choose your remedy wisely. (Credit: NVTOfficeClips)

If you get stung by a jellyfish, choose your remedy wisely. (Credit: NVTOfficeClips)

The next time a friend makes his way up from the bay, writhing in pain from a jellyfish sting, do him a favor and keep your bottoms buttoned. The widely known fix of peeing on a jellyfish sting to stop the pain is nothing but a myth, and could actually intensify the pain, medical professionals say.

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07/11/14 3:42pm
(Credit: East Hampton Village Police Department)

Melih Dincer and Asli Dincer (Credit: East Hampton Village Police Department)

UPDATE:  According to an East Hampton Village police report, Mr. and Ms. Dincer both pled not guilty Friday afternoon in East Hampton Town Justice Court.

Town Justice Steven Tekulsky set bail at $50,000 cash and $250,000 bond each, and the couple was transported to Suffolk County Jail in Riverside, police said. (more…)

07/11/14 2:00pm
Suffolk County Corrections Department officers Sergeant Jeff Campo and Phil Cantora and volunteers with Pamela Green of Kent Animal Shelter. (Credit: Courtesy Photo)

Suffolk County Corrections Department officers Sergeant Jeff Campo and Phil Cantora and volunteers with Pamela Green of Kent Animal Shelter. (Credit: courtesy photo)

Putting their skilled labor and time to good use, inmates from the Suffolk County Corrections Department are helping improve the grounds at Kent Animal Shelter in Calverton.

The handful of inmates have been helping renovate the shelter over the past month under supervision of Sergeant Jeff Campo and Phil Cantora of the Suffolk County Corrections Department.  (more…)

07/11/14 8:00am
Aquaculturist Bren Smith of Thimble Island Oyster Company in Connecticut is the first sugar kelp grower to cultivate the sea vegetable from Long Island Sound waters. He is working with food industry insiders, including expert chefs from New York City, and international supermarket chains to help drive market demand for domestically grown kelp products. (Credit: Bren Smith)

Aquaculturist Bren Smith of Thimble Island Oyster Company in Connecticut is the first sugar kelp grower to cultivate the sea vegetable from Long Island Sound waters. He is working with food industry insiders, including expert chefs from New York City, and international supermarket chains to help drive market demand for domestically grown kelp products. (Credit: Bren Smith)

It’s a delicacy Asian cultures have enjoyed for centuries but is more commonly thought of as the slippery — and sometimes slimy — brown stuff that grows naturally in area waters and then washes up on beaches.

And one day, it could be a major moneymaker for the North Fork.  (more…)