08/15/14 12:00pm
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Ezra Fife re-enacts finding a note on his work pickup telling him that a good Samaritan found something he dropped before meeting his wife Cori and son York to see a movie. (Credit: Barbaraellen Koch)

What would you do if you found $800 underneath a pickup truck parked at a shopping center?

That’s the dilemma 15-year-old Matti Gibson faced on Sunday afternoon outside the Rite Aid store in the Mattituck Plaza. (more…)

08/07/14 6:00am
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Happy anniversary to Kenneth and Elinore Leboner of Jamesport, who celebrated 50 years together July 18. Also, Kenneth turned 77 July 24. The pair celebrated their love and Kenneth’s birthday with 40 friends and family members at the Bonwit Inn in Commack.  (more…)

08/01/14 11:56am
08/01/2014 11:56 AM
Hampton Coffee beans on display at the company's Southampton location, which opened last year. (Credit: Michael White)

Hampton Coffee beans on display at the company’s Southampton location, which opened last year. (Credit: Michael White)

Popular South Fork coffee roaster and espresso purveyor Hampton Coffee Company is looking to set up shop in Aquebogue.

The company’s chief executive officer, Jason Belkin, is seeking to convert the former Go Solar building on Main Road into a coffee shop, espresso bar and bakery with off-site preparation, according to an application filed with Riverhead Town. Read more at northforker.com.

Mr. Belkin and an attorney for the company met before the Riverhead Town board on Thursday.

Read meeting coverage here.

07/25/14 5:00am
07/25/2014 5:00 AM
Martha Clara Vineyards hosts a Vines and Canines event where people can bring their dogs along for a tour. (Credit: Carrie Miller)

Martha Clara Vineyards is hosting Canine Companions for Independence fundraiser. (Credit: Carrie Miller, file)

A very special congratulations to the Corwin family — parents Blake and Jasmine Corwin and big sister, Lila. Their new addition, Quinn Marie, was born July 7 at 1:24 a.m. This sweet baby girl weighed 7 pounds, 14 ounces and measured 20 1/2 inches. Jasmine says Lila is loving every moment with her new baby sister. Congratulations!  (more…)

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.

(more…)

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.