02/20/15 12:00pm
02/20/2015 12:00 PM
The building at 1491 Main Road used to house a North Fork Bank branch.  (Credit: Michael White)

The building at 1491 Main Road used to house a North Fork Bank branch. (Credit: Michael White)

Citing ever-ongoing efforts to operate “as efficiently as possible while continuing to provide quality service and products,” a Capital One Bank spokeswoman confirmed this week the company will be closing down its Jamesport branch.

It’s one of five branches and one drive-up bank closing in Suffolk County, said the spokeswoman, Julie Rakes.

They will be closing April 24 and April 25, she said.
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02/13/15 8:00am
02/13/2015 8:00 AM
The former Riverhead Project on West Main Street in Riverhead. (Credit: file photo)

The former Riverhead Project on West Main Street in Riverhead. (Credit: file photo)

A new restaurant located at the site that most recently housed The Riverhead Project could open by the end of March.

Owners Matt Demar and John Cestare, who updated the Riverhead Town Board on their plans for the building at at meeting Thursday, said they plan to feature live music as well as food at the location, which will likely be called Sonoma Grill.

Read more about the new restaurant on northforker.com

02/12/15 2:02pm
02/12/2015 2:02 PM
Assorted chocolates at North Fork Chocolate Company. (Credit: Vera Chinese)

Assorted chocolates at North Fork Chocolate Company. (Credit: Vera Chinese photos)

While nobody has been able to grow cocoa beans on the East End — at least yet — North Fork Chocolate Company makes products that will surely pass the test for even the strictest locavores.

The honey in their fleur de lis-shaped treats came from Southampton, the peanut butter in their truffles came from organic peanuts grown at Mar-Gene Farms in Mattituck and the strawberries used to make the heart-shaped “Amores” comes from Sep’s Farm in East Marion.

Read more and see more photos on northforker.com.