07/06/15 8:22pm
07/06/2015 8:22 PM
Bob Castaldi, owner of the Second Street firehouse building, and Paul Karlin, right, of Long Beard Brewing Co. address the Riverhead IDA Monday

Bob Castaldi, owner of the Second Street firehouse building, and Paul Carlin, right, of Long Beard Brewing Co. address the Riverhead IDA Monday.

The owners of a fledgling brewery that’s proposed for the former Second Street firehouse are seeking tax exemptions from the Riverhead Town Industrial Development Agency to help them get started.

“Any little help we can get is important to us,” said Paul Carlin, the co-owner of Long Beard Brewing Company. “We chose Riverhead because we feel it something that’s coming back.” (more…)

07/06/15 1:02pm
Kareem, Nabeel and Salim Massoud of Paumanok Vineyards hold three of the winery's four 93-point wines, as awarded by The Wine Advocate. (Credit: Vera Chinese)

Kareem, Nabeel and Salim Massoud of Paumanok Vineyards hold three of the winery’s four 93-point wines, as awarded by The Wine Advocate. (Credit: Vera Chinese)

Long Island wines received enthusiastic and record-breaking reviews from one of the industry’s most influential wine publications last month.

In the most recent edition of Robert Parker’s The Wine Advocate — arguably the wine world’s most important publication — 78 wines received scores of 90 and above, a number commonly recognized to denote an outstanding wine.

Two wines received a 94 — the highest ever for a Long Island wine — while five others received a 93 and 17 received a 92. The previous record was 92 points, a score several wines have received from wine critics over the years.

“They were simply impressive, completely refuting any notion anyone might have that this is not a serious wine region,” wrote Wine Advocate critic Mark Squires. “There is plenty of evidence that the region has arrived and is on the cusp of maturity, no longer an outlier, but increasingly reliable in good vintage years.

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07/05/15 12:00pm
07/05/2015 12:00 PM
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Times/Review classifieds offers local companies a place to advertise their job openings each week, and this week close to 70 positions are available from teaching positions to a lifeguard to a bartender.

And for anyone interested in submitting a classified ad, email:classifieds@timesreview.com.

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07/02/15 2:39pm
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On Thursday, Scott DuBois at Breeze Hill Farm was selling corn he purchased from Georgia, but by Friday or Saturday, he will begin selling his own corn — just in time for the Fourth of July weekend. (Credit: Chris Lisinski)

On Thursday, Scott DuBois at Breeze Hill Farm was selling corn he purchased from Georgia, but by Friday or Saturday, he will begin selling his own corn — just in time for the Fourth of July weekend. (Credit: Chris Lisinski)

Fret not, barbecue lovers of the North Fork: you should be able to enjoy local corn during the upcoming Fourth of July weekend.

Despite a brutal winter and a somewhat rainy June, several local farms said they have already begun harvesting corn — and they’re anticipating plenty of demand over the next few days.

“We just pulled some [Thursday] morning and it’s looking very good,” said Herbert Barron, an attendant at Wesnofske Farm in Peconic. “They look very good despite the rough winter. Actually, they look better than last year, in my opinion … For early stuff, it’s quite large.” (more…)

07/02/15 12:00pm
Dark Horse Restaurant owner Dee Muma weeds the gravel in front of the pump house in Grangebel Park Monday evening. She’ll soon be selling lunch there. (Credit: Barbaraellen Koch)

Dark Horse Restaurant owner Dee Muma weeds the gravel in front of the pump house in Grangebel Park Monday evening. She’ll soon be selling lunch there. (Credit: Barbaraellen Koch)

Grangebel Park — likely the first park ever built in town, according to the town historian — will soon see yet another change in its 123-year-evolution.

Built in 1907 to power the town’s water-district infrastructure, the park’s now-vacant pump house, on the Peconic River, will soon see a new use: Dee Muma, owner of the nearby Dark Horse Restaurant, will begin selling lunch from the historic brick building within a few weeks.

“I really feel that [the park] is just the star of our town,” she said. “It’s a gem, and we all need to recreate more and use it. By putting a luncheon place there, it becomes a meeting ground for everybody.”

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06/28/15 12:00pm
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Times/Review classifieds offers local companies a place to advertise their job openings each week, and this week close to 80 positions are available from a camp counselor to a marine mechanic to a medical receptionist.

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