07/12/14 6:00am
07/12/2014 6:00 AM
The Jamesport FIre Department Carnival continues through the weekend. (Credit: Katharine Schroeder)

The Jamesport FIre Department Carnival continues through the weekend. (Credit: Katharine Schroeder)

Congratulations to recent Westhampton Beach High School graduate Alexus Van Helmond, daughter of a very proud William Van Helmond of Jamesport. Alexus will attend Champlain College in Burlington, Vt., this fall.  (more…)

06/22/14 8:00am
06/22/2014 8:00 AM
RACHEL YOUNG PHOTO

RACHEL YOUNG PHOTO

In late April, developer Steven Dubb closed on a deal to purchase the 14 remaining lots at the 42-acre Highlands Club at Aquebogue on Sound Avenue.

Now, after reconfiguring and meticulously staging the site’s two model homes, the rest of the lots are ready to be sold. (more…)

06/10/14 8:00am
06/10/2014 8:00 AM
The Riverhead school board meeting is Tuesday night at 7 p.m. in the high school. (Credit: Jennifer Gustavson, file)

The Riverhead school board meeting is Tuesday night at 7 p.m. in the high school. (Credit: Jennifer Gustavson, file)

The Riverhead school board is expected to vote Tuesday night on a $651,000 land deal to sell district-owned property in Aquebogue to Northeast Farm, according to the meeting’s agenda.

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04/09/14 4:36pm
04/09/2014 4:36 PM
Lloyd Corwin, 80, watches as his grandson Blake gingerly tears down the old Purina feeds storage tower which was built from clay tiles and has deteriorated over the years since it was constructed after World War II next to the Crescent Duck Farm in Aquebogue. (Credit: Barbaraellen Koch)

Lloyd Corwin, 80, watches as his grandson Blake gingerly tears down the old Purina feeds storage tower which was built from clay tiles and has deteriorated over the years since it was constructed after World War II next to the Crescent Duck Farm in Aquebogue. (Credit: Barbaraellen Koch)

The feed silos at the Crescent Duck Farm in Aquebogue are coming down.

The structures were built shortly after World War II by Purina to provide feed for various duck farms in the area, according to Lloyd Corwin.

Feed was delivered by rail at the time, he said. But over time, the Purina sign simply fell off the silo.

“We can’t remember when it came down,” said his son Jeff.

“The silos haven’t been used since the early 1960s and they’ve been slowly falling down,” said Doug, another of Lloyd’s sons, who is now president of Crescent Duck Farm.

The silos were further damaged in Hurricane Sandy, he said.

The silos aren’t coming down implosion-stye but rather, piece by piece by the Corwins.

It had heavy motors and gear boxes at the top of it that presented a danger as the structures weakened, and it has a feed elevator in the middle. Those had been removed by Wednesday morning.

Doug Corwin said they’ve had a demolition permit for more than a year and finally decided to begin taking the silos down.

“I hate to see it go, but I don’t want to see anybody get hurt,” Doug Corwin said.

04/07/14 9:34am
04/07/2014 9:34 AM

An Aquebogue man said an armed burglar broke into his window early this morning and stole $8 in cash from his wallet.

The victim, a Zion Street resident, said that about 4:40 a.m., someone opened his bedroom window, reached inside his front pants pocket, took the money and displayed “some sort of dark colored handgun before fleeing the area in an unknown direction.”

Police are looking for any information anyone may have about the incident. Those who may have seen something can call Detective Hobson at 631-727-4500, ext. 377.

Riverhead police cops

02/06/14 12:00pm
02/06/2014 12:00 PM

Aela Bailey is a third-grade student at Aquebogue Elementary School.

The Jamesport Meeting House is extremely pleased to announce that the 2014 season will begin with a performance by the Cassatt String Quartet on March 1 at 7:30 p.m. The program will feature the Dmitri Shostakovich Quartet No. 8, the Maurice Ravel String Quartet and Antonin Dvorak’s Cypresses. (more…)