06/10/14 7:00am
06/10/2014 7:00 AM

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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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06/09/14 8:00am
06/09/2014 8:00 AM
Ellen Glasser, president of the Society of Former Special Agents of the FBI (left), speaks about the Benson House as Vicki Jean Johnson, the daughter of one of the WWII agents (center) watches on. (Credit: Paul Squire)

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…)

06/08/14 10:09am
06/08/2014 10:09 AM
Laurel, 2168 Main Road (Credit: Vera Chinese)

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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05/31/14 10:04am
05/31/2014 10:04 AM
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)

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…)