06/28/14 2:06pm
Amberlynn (left) and Lyn Fountaine posed for photos before going to Tracey Fountaine, who was burnt in a house fire Thursday morning. (Cyndi Murray photo)

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…)

06/13/14 11:00am
The first annual All for the East End dance party netted more than $70,000 in donations last year. (Carrie Miller file photo)

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…)

06/04/14 8:00am
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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…)

05/29/14 7:37pm
Groom+Gear on Love Lane in Mattituck offers a variety of pet accessories and food in addition to grooming. (Credit: Cyndi Murray)

Groom+Gear on Love Lane in Mattituck offers a variety of pet accessories and food in addition to grooming. (Credit: Cyndi Murray)

David and Elissa Miles of Greenport have a real love for dogs. Through that love, they’ve come to embrace holistic approaches to canine health, including raw food and what’s known as low-stress grooming.

So it seems appropriate they’re operating their own pet supply business on Mattituck’s Love Lane.  (more…)

05/16/14 4:13pm
Cody’s BBQ and Grill was lifeless Friday afternoon. (Cyndi Murray photo)

Cody’s BBQ and Grill was vacant on Friday afternoon. (Cyndi Murray photo)

The doors are closed at Cody’s BBQ and Grill as the owners reportedly look to sell the restaurant.

Riverhead Town Supervisor Sean Walter confirmed the owners are trying to find a buyer for the Main Street restaurant.

Manager and co-owner Vic Prusinowski did not immediately return calls for comment, and no one picked up the phone at Cody’s.

(Cyndi Murray photo)

(Cyndi Murray photo)

The restaurant was vacant Friday afternoon, a time when staff would normally be gearing up for its weekly 70s, 80s and 90s dance party. The previous night, the bar and restaurant was also closed, its popular game night cancelled.

The restaurant opens up on Wednesday through Sunday at noon and closes at 10 p.m.

Mr. Prusinowski— a former councilman — would often host Riverhead republican gatherings at Cody’s, including last year’s election night. On Friday Mr. Walter, a Republican, expressed disappointment about its closing.

“I enjoyed it,” he said, adding that he is not sure if the eatery would reopen before another owner is found.

Cody’s opened in the summer of 2011 in the space formerly occupied by Casa Rica, which was forced to close by the New York State Liquor Authority after repeated violent incidents at the bar.

cmurray@timesreview.com