07/15/15 12:30pm
Senior Taco is moving into the space previously occupied by Avo Mexican Grill (Credit: Monique Singh-Roy)

Senior Taco is moving into the space previously occupied by Avo Mexican Grill
(Credit: Monique Singh-Roy)

A short message on its Facebook page was all that alerted customers to the fact that Avo Mexican Grill in Wading River was no more.

“If you were wondering why Avo was closed tonight … Yes, the location is under renovations. We were approached with an opportunity which we accepted. We wish the new owners the best of luck! Thank you for your patronage!”

To find out more about the new restaurant taking Avo’s place, read more on northforker.com.

07/12/15 9:00am
07/12/2015 9:00 AM
Looking for work? Check out the Times/Review classified section.

Looking for work? Check out the Times/Review classified section.

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 60 positions are available from a teacher’s aide to a junior architect to a painter.

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

Check out the listings below: (more…)

07/11/15 12:00pm
07/11/2015 12:00 PM
The Invader on its christening ride in Greenport on Friday. (Credit: Nicole Smith)

The Invader on its christening ride in Greenport on Friday. (Credit: Nicole Smith)

People with cell phones and digital cameras in hand eagerly tried to find space at Hanff’s Boatyard in Greenport Friday evening to get a perfect view of the Invader, a new yacht 18 months in the making, as it was christened and launched for the first time.

“It’s amazing and pretty surreal,” said Mike Javidi, one of the five men who built the yacht. (more…)

07/10/15 6:00am
07/10/2015 6:00 AM
Clockwise from left: Anthony Meras, third-generation owner of Star Confectionery; Cliff Saunders III, second-generation owner of Cliff’s Rendezvous; Liz Strebel, second-generation owner of Riverhead Diner & Grill; Mary Ann Alexander, third-generation owner of Reginald H. Tuthill Funeral Home; Todd Griffing, third-generation owner of Griffing Hardware; Barry Barth, third-generation owner of Barth’s Drug Store; former Star Confectionery owner Tony Meras; Christina Saunders and Erik Saunders, wife and son of Cliff Saunders III. (Credit: Joseph Pinciaro)

Clockwise from left: Anthony Meras, third-generation owner of Star Confectionary; Cliff Saunders III, second-generation owner of Cliff’s Rendezvous; Liz Strebel, second-generation owner of Riverhead Diner & Grill; Mary Ann Alexander, third-generation owner of Reginald H. Tuthill Funeral Home; Todd Griffing, third-generation owner of Griffing Hardware; Barry Barth, third-generation owner of Barth’s Drug Store; former Star Confectionary owner Tony Meras; Christina Saunders and Erik Saunders, wife and son of Cliff Saunders III. (Credit: Joseph Pinciaro)

Seated in a booth flipping through a large binder bursting with old pictures, brochures and menus, Tony Meras, the 80-year-old former owner of the Star Confectionery, and his 48-year-old son Anthony, the diner’s current owner, recently reminisced about the 95 years the business has been located on Main Street in Riverhead.

As they thumbed through memorabilia, the father and son were stopped several times by loyal customers who wanted to catch up by saying hello. Some of these patrons swing by the diner almost daily; others, only a handful of times a year. But all are treated the same way — as friends. (more…)

07/09/15 11:58am
07/09/2015 11:58 AM
Jeff Heidtmann and Robert Frey see each other for the first time after a dramatic water rescue behind their homes. This photo earned Katharine Schroeder a third-place award from the National Newspaper Association Thursday.

Jeff Heidtmann and Robert Frey see each other for the first time after a dramatic water rescue behind their homes. This photo earned Katharine Schroeder a third-place award from the National Newspaper Association Thursday.

The Suffolk Times was named a finalist Thursday for the National Newspaper Association Award for General Excellence.

The winner will be announced Oct. 3 at a reception in St. Charles, Mo., though the paper is guaranteed at least a third place finish in its circulation category.

The award was one of seven given to Times Review Media Group when the NNA announced the winners of its 2015 Better Newspaper Contest Thursday morning.  (more…)