05/22/15 5:30am
05/22/2015 5:30 AM

It feels so good to be warm again, doesn’t it? Leaving the bedroom window open at night and not having a frozen nose when you wake up in the morning is such a joy. The strawberries, however, are going to be a little late this year due to the cooler spring temps but they’re looking good. In the meantime, eat your spinach, asparagus and lettuce. (more…)

05/17/15 3:01pm
05/17/2015 3:01 PM
Friends load a motorcycle onto a trailer after a couple was injured riding on Sound Avenue in Calverton Sunday afternopon. (Credit: Grant Parpan)

Friends load a motorcycle onto a trailer after a couple was injured riding on Sound Avenue in Baiting Hollow Sunday afternoon. (Credit: Grant Parpan)

A couple was injured Sunday afternoon when the motorcycle they were riding on skidded out after they attempted to avoid striking an SUV making a turn off Sound Avenue in Baiting Hollow, Riverhead Town police said.  (more…)

05/12/15 3:08pm
05/12/2015 3:08 PM
Deana Rayburn of North Fork Crunch. (Credit: Vera Chinese)

Deana Rayburn of North Fork Crunch. (Credit: Vera Chinese)

At the Stony Brook Incubator in Calverton, entrepreneurs turn their dreams into reality.

With the mentoring they receive and education in food preparation, they prepare, package and move their products onto store shelves.  (more…)

04/10/15 7:00am
04/10/2015 7:00 AM

Well, I hope everyone enjoyed the holidays. We had a great time with the kids. They make any holiday perfect, and this one was no exception. From the basket blessing at St. Isidore to the egg hunt at the Peconic River Herb Farm and the Easter parade in Port Jeff, we were all tired and very content.  (more…)

04/03/15 8:00am
04/03/2015 8:00 AM
Mark Miller (left) and his son Evan standing on Mount Rucu Pichincha in Ecuador.  (Credit: Mark Miller)

Mark Miller (left) and his son Evan standing on Mount Rucu Pichincha in Ecuador. (Credit: Mark Miller)

Southold resident and businessman Mark Miller called the experience “life-changing” for him and his 19-year-old son, Evan.

In January, the duo set out to scale Ecuador’s three highest mountains. The excursion resulted in a stronger bond between father and son — that and a generous donation to Eastern Long Island Hospital in Greenport.  (more…)

04/01/15 8:00am
04/01/2015 8:00 AM
Bayview Farm owner Paul Reeve (right) with his semi-retired farmer Uncle George Reeve local horseradish root they have been busy grinding up for sale in the farmstand. (Credit: Barbaraellen Koch)

Bayview Farm owner Paul Reeve (right) said tractors are ready, but the soil is not. (Credit: Barbaraellen Koch)

In a drastic change to their normal routines, North Fork farmers say they aren’t doing much these days.

By the time St. Patrick Day rolls around, Bayview Farm and Market owner Paul Reeve says he usually has seeds in the ground in anticipation of a May harvest.

But this year’s prolonged winter has put a kink in the system, delaying seeding by more than two weeks. April 1 has come and gone and no planting has been done at the Aquebogue farm.  (more…)