03/12/15 7:00am
03/12/2015 7:00 AM

It’s beginning to look a lot like spring. I have been running around my house singing those words. This familiar Christmas song is being transformed into a tune of hope and it’s echoed in the birds singing in my yard. I actually ran out wearing just a sweatshirt the other day. It’s not yet time to pack up the winter coats and hats but the sunshine and warmer temperatures are definitely a sign that spring is on its way.  (more…)

02/27/15 7:00am
02/27/2015 7:00 AM

Happy birthday to Alexus Van Helmond of Jamesport. Alexus, who is up at college in Vermont, will be 19 on Feb. 28. Happy birthday, with love from your dad.

Congratulations to Bob and Paulette Sikora, who will soon be grandparents to a new baby boy. Their daughter, Ashley Sikora Pamer, is due May 1. The Sikoras celebrated their upcoming arrival with a baby shower Feb. 21 at The Birchwood of Polish Town. Many family members and friends attended, including Ashley’s godmother and 94-year-old aunt, Julia Praino. Ashley received many lovely gifts and a beautiful diaper cake made by Kerin Collins Voytek. Ashley and her husband, Greg, live in Baltimore, Md.  (more…)

02/13/15 6:00am

Belated wishes for a very happy birthday to Brian Sinclair, with much love from your friends and family. We hope your day was wonderful!

I have a confession to make. I’ve been praying very hard for a snowy winter. I would much rather have snow outside than look at gray skies and dead grass. But I think I’m just about over it.  (more…)

02/09/15 8:00am
02/09/2015 8:00 AM
James Richardson of Wading River with his 3-year-old daughter, Brynn, at Saturday's dance in Aquebogue. (Credit: Rachel Young photos)

James Richardson of Wading River with his 3-year-old daughter, Brynn, at Saturday’s dance in Aquebogue. (Credit: Rachel Young photos)

A sweet Valentine’s Day tradition took center stage at the town’s Senior Center in Aquebogue during the fifth annual father-daughter dance Saturday night.

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01/13/15 5:00pm
01/13/2015 5:00 PM
Farmer Lyle Wells was ousted from the Planning Board last week. (Credit: Barbaraellen Koch, file)

Farmer Lyle Wells was ousted from the Planning Board last week. (Credit: Barbaraellen Koch, file)

After longtime Planning Board member Lyle Wells expressed surprise and disappointment after being replaced at the beginning of the year, one Town Board member who voted to remove him said Mr. Wells had acted unethically by voting on applications he was also in a position to profit from — a charge Mr. Wells emphatically denies.  (more…)