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…)

03/21/15 8:00am
03/21/2015 8:00 AM
Photos of dogs inside the Calverton shelter that were provided to the News-Review by a Precious Pups lawyer last year. (Courtesy: Precious Pups)

A Precious Pups lawyer provided photos from inside the shelter to the News-Review last year. (Courtesy: Precious Pups)

A dog adoption center in Calverton accused of selling sick animals has been permanently shut down and its owners barred from selling, fostering or adopting out animals, according to a court order.


03/16/15 10:00am
03/16/2015 10:00 AM
BARBARAELLEN KOCH PHOTOTristin Krueger and his mother, Raven, in front of their fire-damaged home on Twomey Avenue in Calverton. (Barbaraellen Koch file photo)

Tristin Krueger and his mother, Raven, in front of their fire-damaged home on Twomey Avenue in Calverton in January. (Credit: Barbaraellen Koch, file)

When Caraline Krueger’s employers at the Cooperage Inn told her they wanted to host a fundraiser to help raise money for her family, whose Calverton home was badly damaged in a Jan. 17 fire, she almost began to cry. (more…)

03/13/15 6:00am
03/13/2015 6:00 AM

We said goodbye to my cousin Geoff Borsella last week and we did it in a wonderful way, with a perfect blend of family and dear friends. Geoff enjoyed reading my column so I thought it only fitting to start off talking about him. Geoff gave us “kids” awesome memories: From the Bronx — where he worked and where little farm kids visited with eyes wide open, full of fear, awe, and amazement — we saw his life. (more…)

02/23/15 8:00am
02/23/2015 8:00 AM
Ed Densieski, a former town councilman, spoke against the proposed mixed-use plan for EPCAL. (Credit: Paul Squire, file)

Ed Densieski spoke out against the proposed mixed-use plan for EPCAL in August 2014. (Credit: Paul Squire, file)

“We were given the property for regional economic development and we have a cricket sanctuary.”

That’s how Riverhead Planning Board member Ed Densieski describes plans drawn out for the the Enterprise Park at Calverton.

On Thursday, Mr. Densieski proposed changes to a proposed subdivision at the former Grumman site that would move industrial lots currently proposed along Route 25 to an area near the runway, and the existing industrial park at EPCAL. (more…)

02/14/15 5:00am
02/14/2015 5:00 AM

OK, I don’t like the ice. Plain ol’ snow is good but this stuff is not my idea of fun. I did, however, finally make some snowmen. Spending time in the snow with two grandchildren, two dogs and one awesome daughter-in-law made last Sunday the best! We had a great time and our “snow family” looks amazing. Go ahead, get out of your chair, bundle up, and create and have some fun. (more…)