12/02/16 6:00am
12/02/2016 6:00 AM

In 2010, Marisa Striano left her life in Port Washington behind to move to the North Fork and start a new journey.

Shortly before, Ms. Striano, whose busy career included jobs with the Manhattan fashion label Escada and the construction company Unity Electric, realized she’d lost touch with herself. Her then-husband encouraged her to discover her passion — and it didn’t take long for her to find it with horses.


11/26/16 6:00am
11/26/2016 6:00 AM

Kaylyn Ahrenstein stands in the center of the football stadium at Stony Brook University, baton in hand, waiting for the marching band to begin playing. Wearing a short red uniform on a mid-November afternoon, the featured twirler raises her baton and smiles at the crowd.


11/22/16 7:40am
11/22/2016 7:40 AM

The indoor Riverhead Farmers Market returned for a fourth year Saturday, opening for the season with vendors familiar and new.

Longtime favorites like organic poultry farm Browder’s Birds were there, along with newcomers like The Bearded Baker and its gluten-free baked goods.

The weekly market, located at 117 E. Main Street in downtown Riverhead, is open Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. through late April. Here are some of our favorites from week one. (more…)