07/04/15 2:32pm
07/04/2015 2:32 PM
Mayor Hubbard proclaims the start of the Tall Ships festival. (Credit: Katharine Schroeder)

Mayor George Hubbard proclaims the start of the Tall Ships festival. (Credit: Katharine Schroeder)

A small ceremony to officially kick off Greenport’s Tall Ships festival was held in Mitchell Park Saturday morning.

Master of Ceremonies Captain Dave Berson welcomed all five captains to the Village, telling them “Greenport Village has always been a harbor of refuge and a shelter for ships. Greenport has always welcomed sailors since it was settled and it welcomes you now.”

He also pointed out that Greenport is the smallest community hosting the Tall Ships this year. (more…)

07/04/15 12:00pm
(Credit: Katharine Schroeder file)

(Credit: Katharine Schroeder file)

Jamesport

The annual fire department parade along Route 25 kicks off on Wednesday, July 8, at 7 p.m. The Jamesport Fire Department’s annual carnival, located near the George Young Community Center on South Jamesport Avenue, runs July 7 through 11, with fireworks at 10 p.m. on the final night. For more information, JamesportFD.org.

Riverhead

Riverhead BID’s Independence Day Celebration and Fireworks kicks off at 6 p.m. Friday, July 3, on the riverfront with a performance by family music artist Brady Rymer and the Little Band That Could, as well as Misspent Youth. Fireworks at 9 p.m. Face painters, balloon artists, stilt walkers and jugglers. For more information, Riverheadbid.com.

There will be pre-firework festivities at the Suffolk Theater from 6 p.m. until 8:30 p.m. with a free performance by “Who Are Those Guys?”.

Riverhead Raceway’s fireworks begin at dusk Saturday, July 4.

Wading River

The Peconic Bay Medical Center Family Fun Festival & Fireworks will be held on Route 25A, across from the King Kullen shopping center in Wading River this weekend. The carnival continues tonight and Friday from 6 p.m. until 11 p.m. and Saturday from 5 p.m. until 11 p.m. Fireworks will take place Friday, July 3, at 9 p.m.

Orient

The Oysterponds Historical Society will host a Heritage Day parade and celebration from noon to 3 p.m. Sunday, July 5. The parade steps off at noon at the Village Lane Civil War monument. The Declaration of Independence will be read on the steps of the Old Point School House and the celebration will continue at Poquatuck Park.

Shelter Island

Shelter Island Chamber of Commerce hosts its annual fireworks display at Crescent Beach July 11 at dusk.

Southold

Southold Village Merchants’ 18th annual Fourth of July parade marches down Main Road from Boisseau Ave. to the American Legion Hall at noon Saturday.

Greenport

The annual Greenport Fire Department Carnival will continue through Sunday, July 5, starting at 6 p.m. at the Polo Grounds on Moores Lane. Fireworks will start at 10 p.m. July 4 and 5. For more information, GreenportVillage.com.

07/04/15 7:50am

The Riverhead Business Improvement District sponsored an Independence Day celebration last night, capped off with a fireworks show.

Music filled the air before the show as Brady Rymer and the Little Band That Could and Misspent Youth entertained the crowd. Face painters, a stilt walker, balloon artists and jugglers kept the kids plenty busy. (more…)

07/02/15 5:59am
07/02/2015 5:59 AM
(Credit: Joseph Pinciaro)

(Credit: Joseph Pinciaro)

After the Supreme Court ruled last week that the U.S. Constitution guarantees the right to same-sex marriage, the phrase “love wins” quickly hit the airwaves and social media as a testament to the fact that over everything else — even in the face of the nation’s highest court — love can prevail at the end of the day.

But for the family of one local couple who has been mired in a lawsuit with their former disability providers, the ruling came as a reminder that in the end, love has not won for them in the eyes of the law. At least not yet. (more…)

07/02/15 5:30am

Linsay and Chris Searles have welcomed a new baby, Maxwell Clifford. In speaking to Thomas Kitz, brother of Clifford Kitz, who is deceased, I discovered Maxwell was named after Cliff. Linsay is Thomas’ niece. From earth to heaven, God bless you, Cliff, and congratulations, Linsay and Chris. Let’s also give a shout-out of congratulations to family member Hayden Kitz, who recently celebrated a birthday.

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