07/13/14 1:50pm
07/13/2014 1:50 PM
Moats is the newest Canine Companions for Independence puppy. The organization is hosting a fundraiser at Martha Clara Vineyards July 31. (Credit: Eileen Benthal)

Moats is the newest Canine Companions for Independence puppy. The organization is hosting a fundraiser at Martha Clara Vineyards July 31. (Credit: Eileen Benthal)

Help out a companion dog

A fundraiser for Canine Companions for Independence will be held July 31 at 7 p.m. at Martha Clara Vineyards in Riverhead. Tickets for “Wine and Noses” cost $60 each and include a glass of wine, appetizers from Grace and Grit, your choice of entree from either the North Fork or Roaming Fork food trucks and dessert from North Fork Table & Inn. (more…)

07/12/14 6:00am
07/12/2014 6:00 AM
The Jamesport FIre Department Carnival continues through the weekend. (Credit: Katharine Schroeder)

The Jamesport FIre Department Carnival continues through the weekend. (Credit: Katharine Schroeder)

Congratulations to recent Westhampton Beach High School graduate Alexus Van Helmond, daughter of a very proud William Van Helmond of Jamesport. Alexus will attend Champlain College in Burlington, Vt., this fall.  (more…)

07/12/14 5:00am
Long Island photographer Matt Clark will have his work displayed at 'Swells and Swirls' at the Alex Ferrone Gallery in Cutchogue.

Long Island photographer Matt Clark will have his work displayed at ‘Swells and Swirls’ at the Alex Ferrone Gallery in Cutchogue.

Long Island photographers Matt Clark and Mike DiRenzo will give a gallery talk about their exhibit “Swells & Swirls” at 2 p.m. Sunday, July 13, at Alex Ferrone Photography Gallery in Cutchogue. The exhibit is on view through July 20.   (more…)

07/11/14 2:00pm
07/11/2014 2:00 PM
Suffolk County Corrections Department officers Sergeant Jeff Campo and Phil Cantora and volunteers with Pamela Green of Kent Animal Shelter. (Credit: Courtesy Photo)

Suffolk County Corrections Department officers Sergeant Jeff Campo and Phil Cantora and volunteers with Pamela Green of Kent Animal Shelter. (Credit: courtesy photo)

Putting their skilled labor and time to good use, inmates from the Suffolk County Corrections Department are helping improve the grounds at Kent Animal Shelter in Calverton.

The handful of inmates have been helping renovate the shelter over the past month under supervision of Sergeant Jeff Campo and Phil Cantora of the Suffolk County Corrections Department.  (more…)

07/11/14 12:02pm
A sign on Route 24 warns drivers of the dangers of texting and driving following the death of Barbara Tocci on the road earlier this year. (Credit: Carrie Miller)

A sign on Route 24 warns drivers of the dangers of texting and driving following the death of Barbara Tocci on the road earlier this year. (Credit: Carrie Miller)

It might be a common refrain, and it might make common sense. But one Flanders family — quite understandably — wants you to know not to text and drive, and not to drive under the influence of drugs and alcohol.

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