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…)
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.
Industry leaders describe the brown leafy vegetable as salty, sweet, firm and gluten-free, although it can take on different textures depending on preparation techniques. In April, kelp grown by Bren Smith in Connecticut’s Long Island Sound waters was served at a White House dinner — a first, he said, for domestically cultivated kelp. (more…)
Elon Musk — show here at the Tesla Grand Opening in 2008 — has promised $1 million to a Shoreham-based group hoping to build a museum dedicated to Nikola Tesla. (Credit: Brian Solis, Creative Commons)
In honor of Nikola Tesla’s 158th birthday today, the famed inventor received a very generous birthday present.
Elon Musk, CEO of electric car manufacturer Tesla Motors and aerospace company SpaceX, is donating $1 million to help build a museum where Telsa’s last laboratory was located at Wardenclyffe in Shoreham.
The Jamesport Fire Department held its 59th annual carnival parade Wednesday night with fire departments from across the East End parading down Main Road. The carnival, which kicked off Tuesday, continues through Saturday. (more…)
What a great weekend. Despite the rain on July 4, which we needed, it was awesome! Local sweet corn is here, along with raspberries and blueberries. Lots of good stuff, with more to come. (more…)
Area codes. What began as the replacement for human telephone operators quickly turned into a disclosure of geographical locations, along with — in at least some instances — an indication of social status.
The glamour of Manhattan’s “212” area code even spawned a website where one can spend over $500 to purchase a number with the three special digits.
As they say, all good things must come to an end. (more…)
Thelma Stanza has been busy alphabetizing the books inside the tiny Baiting Hollow Library. (Credit: Barbaraellen Koch)
The walkway to Baiting Hollow Free Library connects directly with Warner Drive: no parking lot, no parking spots. The 110-year-old library still requires patrons to complete sign-out sheets for books, instead of using its single public-access computer, and opens its doors just two days a week for six hours a day.
And new librarian Thelma Stanza of Calverton plans on keeping that old-time charm. (more…)