Bri Ristau felt like taking a break.
The 20-year-old videographer, who was working from home Friday afternoon at her family’s Church Lane farmhouse in Aquebogue, said she was “stressed out” after fielding business calls and had decided to scoop herself some ice cream inside a barn on her parents’ property.
But soon after she exited the house, Ms. Ristau said, she heard what she described as a “beeping noise” coming from a fire alarm inside the 1880s home. Then she saw the smoke. (more…)
Firefighters from at least four departments helped quell a house fire on Church Lane Friday afternoon. READ
The Aldrich House (1873-2015)
Cause of death: Demolition by neglect
Next of kin: The Old Steeple Church and some 90 other “relatives” along Aquebogue’s Main Road
Burial: Town landfill (more…)
I hope you’re enjoying your summer vacation! If you haven’t made it to the beach yet, now is the time. Don’t miss out on this great treasure we have on the North Fork. My husband is not much of a beach person so we like to do other local fun activities. (more…)
Main Road bid a sad farewell to a piece of its history over the weekend.
Owners began to demolish a famous Gothic house at 591 Main Road in Aquebogue Saturday to make way for a new home. READ
Less than two years after it opened, Consignment Galore on East Main Street downtown will close its doors next month as the owners open a new store, tentatively titled The Black Whale, in Aquebogue. READ
Happy birthday to my eldest daughter, Anna! Today she is a quarter of a century old! It was wonderful to see you last weekend to celebrate your birthday. Have fun celebrating with your friends in D.C. (more…)
For those not from the area, Aquebogue can be tricky to spell. (Credit: Barbaraellen Koch, file)
The small hamlet of Aquebogue is starting to gain national recognition — for being one of the top 10 most difficult U.S. cities to spell.
According to King Digital Entertainment, the company that conducted the survey, 56 percent of participants couldn’t correctly spell Aquebogue. On average, 64 percent of those who participated misspelled the entirety of the top-10 list. (more…)