Former baykeeper Kevin McAllister at the wheel on the water. (Credit: Courtesy photo)
After he was ousted from the Peconic Baykeeper program in March, ex-president Kevin McAllister now has his own group devoted to protecting Long Island waters.
Following a 16-year run with the advocacy group, Mr. McAllister founded Defend H2O last month with former East End business owner Skip Tollefsen and environmental consultant Mike Bottini. (more…)
Bank employees and Supervisor Scott Russell (center) celebrated the opening of Bridgehampton National Bank’s new location in Mattituck. (Credit: Cyndi Murray)
With hot dogs, ice cream and two supersized pairs of scissors, Bridgehampton National Bank employees celebrated the grand reopening with a ribbon cutting at its new Main Road location Thursday. (more…)
Michael Hubbard is cheered as he makes his way onto the stage at Riverhead High School’s graduation ceremony Saturday morning. (Credit: Robert O’Rourk)
Hundreds of friends and family members packed the sidelines of Riverhead High School’s football field Saturday morning to watch members of the Class of 2014 receive their diplomas.
The outgoing seniors shared hugs and tears, reminiscing on the past triumphs and tragedies that shaped their education. (more…)
Amberlynn Fountaine (right) and her mother Lyn posed for a photo at graduation Saturday. The family’s home was destroyed by a fire Thursday and Amberlynn’s father, Tracey, is at Stony Brook University Medical Center. (Credit: Cyndi Murray}
Amberlynn Fountaine would have preferred staying by her father’s side at his Stony Brook University Medical Center room Saturday morning. Instead, she fulfilled his dream of watching her receive her diploma along with the rest of her peers graduating Riverhead High School. (more…)
A house for sale in Cutchogue. (Credit: MLSLI)
State lawmakers passed a tax break for first-time homebuyers in Southold Town last week, exempting them from paying the 2 percent Community Preservation Fund tax on mortgages.
But don’t expect the same in Riverhead anytime soon.
The first annual All for the East End dance party netted more than $70,000 in donations last year. (Carrie Miller file photo)
Ten non-profit organizations in Riverhead, Southold and Shelter Island are on the receiving end of $25,000 in grant money courtesy of The Long Island Community Foundation and All For the East End (AFTEE) Fund’s Building Stronger Neighborhood Program, funds which were raised after AFTEE hosted a concert at Martha Clara Vineyards last year which netted a total of $70,000. (more…)
Firefighters work to rescue a woman who became trapped on Route 58 Friday morning (Credit: Cyndi Murray)
Riverhead firefighters freed a driver who became trapped after she somehow drove her minivan up a guy-wire on Kroemer Avenue Friday morning.
The woman was unharmed, authorities at the scene said. (more…)
Drainage at the North Fork Preserve is one issue the county is hoping to fix by borrowing money in this year’s proposed capital improvement plan.
The Suffolk County Legislature hopes to borrow more than $70 million over the next three years to fund capital improvements and educational expansion initiatives, including projects from Riverside to Southold Town. (more…)