Talk about a great escape — this Jamesport home is paradise on the Peconic Bay. The $2.9 million home features outstanding views of the water from most rooms. With high ceilings, five bedroom ands plenty of outdoor space it is the perfect place to host a warm gathering with family and friends, or just relax and take in the view.
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Ellen Glasser, president of the Society of Former Special Agents of the FBI (left), speaks outside the Benson House as Vicki Jean Johnson, the daughter of one of the WWII agents (center) watches on. (Credit: Paul Squire)
Midway through her speech at the Benson House in Wading River, Suffolk County Historical Society director Kathy Curran became overwhelmed with emotion.
She stopped reading her prepared statements, and looked at the four elderly World War II veterans sitting in the front row, one of whom stormed the beaches at Normandy 70 years ago.
“I’m just so moved,” she said. “To be in the presence of these heroes … it’s just so important that this be recognized, that your service be honored.” (more…)
Laurel, 2168 Main Road (Credit: Vera Chinese)
The postman’s unofficial creed — “Neither snow nor rain nor heat nor gloom of night” — applies just as much to postal patrons in the North Fork’s small hamlets as it does to postal employees themselves.
The facilities are veritable meetinghouses where residents travel not only to pick up and send mail, but to converse with neighbors and gossip about town goings-on — no matter the weather outside. “Post offices are a hub of these little communities,” said local historian Richard Wines.
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There are 28 open houses scheduled on the North Fork this weekend ranging in price from $349,000 to $1.75 million. Get a sneak peek at the listings here first.
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Listings prepared for Times/Review Newspapers by Suffolk Research Service, dated March 24-30, 2014. (more…)
This week’s North Fork Dream Home is a bayfront house nestled away on 1.75 acres in Cutchogue’s Nassau Point community. With 5 bedrooms, 4.5 baths, a Jacuzzi and heated in-ground pool, and a great room with a stone fireplace, you may never want to leave home.
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Library Hall, pictured in 1905, stood across from the Mattituck train station, at the corner of Westphalia Avenue and Pike Street. (Credit: Mattituck-Laurel Library)
For 58 years, Library Hall in Mattituck was a hub of activity, a beacon that drew the community and held great personal significance for the scores of residents who spent time there. (more…)
You will be dazzled by this modern home’s panoramic views of the Long Island Sound. The renovated tudor features state-of-the-art kitchen appliances and an extra large master suite that faces the water. Located off Roanoke Avenue in Riverhead, the home is especially private.
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