06/20/14 3:12pm
06/20/2014 3:12 PM
Crooked Ladder assistant beer brewer Stevie Czelatka helps move a new 10′ stainless steel fermentor into the West Main Street tasting room. (Credit: Vera Chinese)

Crooked Ladder assistant beer brewer Stevie Czelatka helps move a new 10′ stainless steel fermentor into the West Main Street tasting room. (Credit: Vera Chinese)

Riverhead’s Crooked Ladder Brewing Co. installed three 10-foot tall stainless steel fermentors this week, which will allow the brewery to increase the volume of ales, stouts and porters it produces nearly two-fold.

Read more about what’s next for Crooked Ladder at northforker.com.

06/19/14 8:24am
06/19/2014 8:24 AM
Deputy Town Attorney Dan McCormick, center,  explains the BID bylaws on elections to BID management association members Wednesday night. (Credit: Tim Gannon)

Deputy Town Attorney Dan McCormick, center, explains the BID bylaws on elections to BID management association members Wednesday night. (Credit: Tim Gannon)

Electing two candidates to two unopposed seats on a board and two more candidates to two opposed positions on that same board shouldn’t be hard, right?

But when that election is the Riverhead Business Improvement District Management Association’s annual elections, the answer to that question is “wrong.”  (more…)

06/18/14 12:00pm

Farmer Phil Schmitt (left) and his sons Matt (center) and Phil Jr. loading boxes of cabbage onto a flatbed at the family’s Riverhead farm (Credit: Barbaraellen Koch, file)

A law aimed at ensuring government agencies are purchasing foods from the businesses they represent has cleared the state Senate and is on track to potentially boost business for local growers, according to a release from state Sen. Ken LaValle, who supported the initiative.

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06/18/14 7:00am
Long Ireland Brewery co-owner Greg Martin (center) harvests hop cones with assistant brewers Liam Hudcock (left) and Fred Keller at Condzella Farm in Wading River in 2012. (Credit: Barbaraellen Koch, file)

Long Ireland Brewery co-owner Greg Martin (center) harvests hop cones with assistant brewers Liam Hudcock (left) and Fred Keller at Condzella Farm in Wading River in 2012. (Credit: Barbaraellen Koch, file)

Shortly after announcing that New York State was loosening some of its restrictions on wineries, Gov. Andrew Cuomo said the state will do the same for craft brewers.

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06/15/14 2:00pm
06/15/2014 2:00 PM

HelpWanted (1)

Looking for work, or know someone who is?

Times/Review classifieds offers local companies a place to advertise their job openings each week, and this week close to 65 positions are available from restaurant help, to a mason, to sailing instructors.

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

Check out the listings below: (more…)

06/13/14 4:00pm
06/13/2014 4:00 PM
Members of the town's parking committee have called for parking meters downtown, though some board members are hesitant to support the proposal (Credit: Barbaraellen Koch file)

Members of the town’s parking committee have called for parking meters downtown, though some board members are hesitant to support the proposal (Credit: Barbaraellen Koch file)

Is there a traffic problem downtown?

It depends on who you ask.

But members of the town’s parking committee believe a problem exists — and that it’s just a matter of time until it becomes a really big one.  (more…)