A handful of residents spoke at a forum Tuesday about the upcoming shortage of area codes. (Credit: Claire Leaden)
The possibility of a new area code replacing 631 for part of Suffolk County may be viewed as an annoyance for some. After all, who wants go through their phone to update numbers?
For Larry Huff, the potential change also comes with a more substantial downside: a price tag upward of $500,000.
Mr. Huff, the vice president of Electronix Systems in Huntington Station, spoke during a public hearing Tuesday afternoon in Riverhead where representatives from the New York State Public Service Commission discussed potential remedies to the predicted area code shortfall. (more…)
A rescue by a Good Samaritan in the Long Island Sound near Wading River Saturday night led to confusion when the empty boat was recovered by emergency personnel who had no knowledge of the save Sunday morning, according to a press release issued by the U.S. Coast Guard Sector Long Island Sound.
Melih Dincer and Asli Dincer (Credit: East Hampton Village Police Department)
UPDATE: According to an East Hampton Village police report, Mr. and Ms. Dincer both pled not guilty Friday afternoon in East Hampton Town Justice Court.
Town Justice Steven Tekulsky set bail at $50,000 cash and $250,000 bond each, and the couple was transported to Suffolk County Jail in Riverside, police said. (more…)
The “Big E Farm” in Riverhead. (Credit: The Corcoran Group)
With sweeping vistas, a storied 8,000-square-foot home, an iconic horse farm and award-winning Maratha Clara Vineyard on-site, the “Big E Farm” in Riverhead just became the largest parcel currently for sale on the North Fork. (more…)
Suffolk County Corrections Department officers Sergeant Jeff Campo and Phil Cantora and volunteers with Pamela Green of Kent Animal Shelter. (Credit: courtesy photo)
Putting their skilled labor and time to good use, inmates from the Suffolk County Corrections Department are helping improve the grounds at Kent Animal Shelter in Calverton.
The handful of inmates have been helping renovate the shelter over the past month under supervision of Sergeant Jeff Campo and Phil Cantora of the Suffolk County Corrections Department. (more…)
A sign on Route 24 warns drivers of the dangers of texting and driving following the death of Barbara Tocci on the road earlier this year. (Credit: Carrie Miller)
It might be a common refrain, and it might make common sense. But one Flanders family — quite understandably — wants you to know not to text and drive, and not to drive under the influence of drugs and alcohol.
The subdivision planned across from Hering Farm on Youngs Avenue in Riverhead has been in the works for 25 years. (Credit: Barbaraellen Koch)
Twenty-seven new homes are being proposed for Youngs Avenue in Calverton, right next to the town landfill.
The preliminary subdivision application calls for residential lots averaging 30,000 square feet and two large areas of open space on a 51-acre site immediately west of the Riverhead Town landfill, which is no longer used for that purpose. (more…)
Aquaculturist Bren Smith of Thimble Island Oyster Company in Connecticut is the first sugar kelp grower to cultivate the sea vegetable from Long Island Sound waters. He is working with food industry insiders, including expert chefs from New York City, and international supermarket chains to help drive market demand for domestically grown kelp products. (Credit: Bren Smith)
It’s a delicacy Asian cultures have enjoyed for centuries but is more commonly thought of as the slippery — and sometimes slimy — brown stuff that grows naturally in area waters and then washes up on beaches.
And one day, it could be a major moneymaker for the North Fork. (more…)