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Vera Chinese

Vera Chinese joined The North Shore Sun as a staff writer in January 2010. She was named Associate Web Editor nine months later. She previously worked for the Southampton Press Western Edition and was named the third place 2008 Rookie Reporter of the Year by the New York Press Association. She graduated from Wagner College in 2006 where she received a bachelor's degree in English. She earned a master's degree in English education from New York University in 2007. She is a 2002 graduate of Eastport High School and has lived on the East End for more than 20 years.

08/19/14 12:58pm
Pindar Vineyards proprietor "Dr. Dan" Damianos (in purple sweater) hosts a barrel tasting and behind-the-scenes tour for Pindar Wine Club members. (Credit: Courtesy photo)

Pindar Vineyards proprietor “Dr. Dan” Damianos (in purple sweater) hosts a barrel tasting and behind-the-scenes tour for Pindar Wine Club members. (Credit: Courtesy photo)

Herodotus Damianos, a medical doctor, North Fork wine pioneer and the founder of Pindar Vineyards, Long Island’s biggest wine producer, died Monday, according to a family spokesman. He was 82.

Read more about his life on northforker.com.

07/04/14 12:01pm
Shelter Island Fireworks

Fireworks over Shelter Island. (Credit: Eleanor P. Labrozzi)

Looking to celebrate the nation’s birthday on the North Fork this year? The northforker Independence Day guide has got you covered.

The North Fork will be festooned with red, white and blue this weekend as people celebrate Independence Day with music, fireworks and parades.
For a roundup of planned festivities read the full post on northforker.com.
05/22/14 6:00pm
Douglas Elliman will open a second North Fork location at the former Lloyd's Realty in Greenport. (Credit: Vera Chinese)

Douglas Elliman will open a second North Fork location at the former Lloyd’s Realty in Greenport. (Credit: Vera Chinese)

Real estate powerhouse Douglas Elliman is expanding its North Fork presence with a second office in downtown Greenport.

The firm has acquired the former Lloyd’s Realty on Front Street in Greenport and former owner Kathy Lloyd Rosenbaum and her team will be among the new location’s agents.

Read more about the acquisition on northforker.com