04/13/15 12:00pm
The Vineyards Golf Club head pro Louis de Kerillis teeing off last year. (Credit: The Vineyards, courtesy photo)

The Vineyards Golf Club head pro Louis de Kerillis teeing off last year. (Credit: The Vineyards, courtesy photo)

The folks at Palmer’s American Grille in Farmingdale are opening a restaurant on the North Fork. Specifically, at The Vineyards Golf Club in Riverhead.

The Vineyards is a members-only club, to be sure, and the same holds for the clubhouse restaurant.

But here’s the thing, you can be a dining-only club member for $25 a year.

The partnership was announced Friday.

Read more on northforker.com.

04/05/15 8:00am
At 14 months, Alice Wisniewski was among the youngest Easter Egg hunters in Flanders Saturday. (Credit: Michael White)

At 14 months, Alice Wisniewski was among the youngest Easter Egg hunters in Flanders Saturday. (Credit: Michael White)

Three minutes. That was about how long it took for the 40 or so children who attended Saturday’s Easter Egg hunt at the Big Duck Ranch in Flanders to scoop up 500 candy-filled eggs.  (See more photos below.) (more…)

03/24/15 1:32pm

Three farm workers were taken to Peconic Bay Medical Center after they experienced headaches and grogginess from carbon monoxide emitted by a space heater at Wells Farm in Aquebogue Tuesday, fire officials and a farm co-owner said.

The workers were in barn that was being heated by a kerosene space heater when they began feeling ill, said farm co-owner Eric Wells. (more…)

03/23/15 5:44pm
Neil Krupnick of the Northville Beach Civic Association in his neighborhood last week. (Credit: Barbaraellen Koch, file)

Neil Krupnick of the Northville Beach Civic Association in his neighborhood last week. (Credit: Barbaraellen Koch, file)

Fresh off a powerful showing of public outcry last week that appeared to sway Riverhead Town Board members against the controversial Riverhead United Terminal expansion plans, the Northville civic leader that led the charge is now seeking public office.

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03/23/15 3:08pm
The former Dollar Storage property is located between River Road and the LIE. (Credit: Barbaraellen Koch)

The former Dollar Storage property is located between River Road and the LIE. (Credit: Barbaraellen Koch)

U-Haul is taking over the 6.35-acre Dollar Storage complex near the Long Island Expressway in Calverton.

Dollar Storage was owned by developer Julius Klein, whose Dollar Storage LLC filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection in New York Eastern District Bankruptcy Court in January 2014, as did two of his other business ventures.

The property at 2080 River Road borders the eastbound lanes of the LIE and was purchased by U-Haul C0. of Long Island for almost $5.4 million, according to the town assessors’ office. (more…)

03/19/15 11:13am
The state police barracks in Riverside used to be located east on Route 24, in the Red Creek area away from the hamlet center. (Credit: News-Review)

The state police barracks in Riverside used to be located east on Route 24, in the Red Creek area away from the hamlet center. (Credit: News-Review)

In response to outcry from town leaders in Southampton and Riverhead that the front lobby of the state police barracks in Riverside might go unmanned, state Senator Ken LaValle and Assemblyman Fred Thiele are saying the issue has do with trouble hiring a dispatcher.

A dispatcher would typically man the front desk, the representatives say.

In the meantime, an officer has been filling in. (more…)