Articles by

Joseph Pinciaro

05/16/15 2:00pm

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The basement here at the News-Review’s office probably isn’t all that different from your own.

It’s cold and musty. There are some dark corners, some old furniture, books and gym equipment from eras gone by scattered throughout. The insulation and duct work is exposed.

It’s pretty much your average basement.

But downstairs in the basement of the Riverhead News-Review (or, as it was previously known, the News-Review of Riverhead) are six file cabinets you won’t find anywhere else in the world — just like that box stuffed away in the corner of your own basement with those silly old photos of you and your siblings. (more…)

05/15/15 1:03pm
Flanders Road repaving will run from south to north once it starts on May 27.

Flanders Road repaving will run from south to north once it starts on May 27.

“In an effort to try and provide motorist and travelers with a smoother and safer roadway,” according to the office of Assemblyman Fred Thiele, paving work on Flanders Road — which was expected to start today — has been pushed back until after Memorial Day. (more…)

05/12/15 12:47pm
Check out the 'eat and drink' directory listings here (http://northforker.com/eat-and-drink/)

Check out the ‘eat and drink’ directory listings here (http://northforker.com/eat-and-drink/)

Maybe you’ve noticed some changes to our website in recent weeks. But since the changes haven’t included a total revamping of the website, we figured we’d bring them to your attention since in the end, we’re making the changes to improve the user experience both for our readers and advertisers. (more…)

05/11/15 4:00pm
State comptroller Tom DiNapoli. (Credit. Flickr/nycomptroller)

State comptroller Thomas DiNapoli. (Credit. Flickr/nycomptroller)

A high profile $211 million local business and tourism advertising campaign championed by Gov. Andrew Cuomo lacks the performance measures needed to determine if the spending has been a wise decision, according to an audit released today by New York State Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli. (more…)

05/11/15 6:05am
Jack Weiskott, owner of Ornamental Plantings in Southold, said he’s noticed an increase in interest for deer-resistant plants over roughly the past decade. He’s holding the deer-resistant shrub Spiraea japonica. (Credit: Barbaraellen Koch)

Jack Weiskott, owner of Ornamental Plantings in Southold, said he’s noticed an increase in interest for deer-resistant
plants over roughly the past decade. He’s holding the deer-resistant shrub Spiraea japonica. (Credit: Barbaraellen Koch)

“No plants are completely deer-proof,” according to literature published by the Cornell Cooperative Extension. “Hungry deer will consume plants that have little nutritional value.”

For many North Fork residents, that much has become obvious over the past decade as the deer population has exploded throughout the area. Many homeowners’ gardens and plants have been chewed and gnawed year in and year out, and while the deer problem isn’t new this spring by any means, it’s becoming more and more obvious that it’s here to stay.

Read tips from experts on northforker.com.