02/27/14 3:24pm
02/27/2014 3:24 PM
Carpenter Rem Stabas (left) and contractor Tom Gabrielsen working in the kitchen of a Peconic home where they did a complete remodel, gutted all the walls and built two additions. (Credit: Barbaraellen Koch)

Carpenter Rem Stabas (left) and contractor Tom Gabrielsen working in the kitchen of a Peconic home where they did a complete remodel, gutted all the walls and built two additions. (Credit: Barbaraellen Koch)

The number of Southold Town homeowners choosing renovation over new construction is on the rise, building records show.  (more…)

02/22/14 8:00am
02/22/2014 8:00 AM

Workers with Shirk Construction of Pennslyvania put up trusses on the addition to the Long Island Cauliflower building on Marcy Avenue in Polish Town.

Last year was a mixed bag for construction in Riverhead: new home-building in town reached a more than 10-year low in 2013, according to permits filed in town hall. Several large-scale commercial build-outs were started, however, and permits issued to expand existing premises were on the rise.  (more…)

02/21/14 11:00am
02/21/2014 11:00 AM

First Parish Church is seeking tenants to renovate the historic Northville building. (Barbaraellen Koch photo)

In the course of its 182-year existence in Northville, Grange Hall on Sound Avenue has undergone various reincarnations: It’s been a place of worship, a school, a social hub for local farmers, and, most recently, a meetinghouse for several different groups.  (more…)