04/05/14 4:57pm
04/05/2014 4:57 PM

Game-of-Hamlets-Vertical-copyThe Game of Hamlets is down to a battle between two closely related hamlets. Orient vs. Greenport.

The two Southold Town communities won in landslides this past week, with underdog Orient shocking Riverhead with 71 percent of the vote. Greenport knocked off Mattituck 67 to 33 percent.

Come Tuesday at 5 p.m., we’ll find out which local hamlet people like the most.


Northforker.com has been hosting the 16-hamlet bracket tournament, sponsored by Corcoran Group, since March 13.

On the weekend of April 12-13, we will host an open photo shoot, inviting anyone who lives or works in the winning hamlet, for a large group photo to appear on the cover of the April 17 edition of The Suffolk Times. The photo shoot will take place in a public location in that community. We’re looking for as many people to show up as possible for the photo. Full details will be announced after the winner is chosen.

The April 17 issue will be dubbed either the Orient or Greenport issue, with sections featuring coverage about the winning hamlet.

To vote, simply click on the Birds Eye View or Vote Now icons below and cast a vote on each of the two matchups.

03/20/14 7:00am
03/20/2014 7:00 AM
The landmark Big Duck monument in Flanders, a forgotten hamlet in Game of Hamlets. (Credit: Barbaraellen Koch, file)

The landmark Big Duck monument in Flanders, a forgotten hamlet in Game of Hamlets. (Credit: Barbaraellen Koch, file)

To the editor:

In regard to the Game of Hamlets article in last week’s edition, once again the hamlet of Flanders is forgotten.

Our ZIP code is 11901 (we get mail through Riverhead post office). We pay Riverhead School District taxes, and we shop, bank, work, and use Riverhead doctors, dentists, etc. But not once are we included in the hamlet survey. Our Little League team is now in Riverhead, and we have a beautiful park here for that purpose.  (more…)

03/18/14 6:25pm
03/18/2014 6:25 PM


After nearly 3,700 votes were cast over six days, the first round of voting in northforker.com’s Game of Hamlets concluded Tuesday afternoon.

The field of 16 was trimmed to eight as the quarterfinals will now run until next week.

To find out which hamlets are still alive, click here to see the bracket at northforker.com.

Be sure to promote your favorite hamlet on Facebook and Twitter.

03/08/14 11:00am
03/08/2014 11:00 AM

Game of Hamlets

Similar to the NCAA tournament and countless other March Madness brackets, northforker.com is hosting a month-long tournament to decide once and for all which hamlet in Riverhead, Southold and Shelter Island towns is the most admired by the people who live on and visit the North Fork.

See more details and get a sneak peek at the first round matchups by clicking here.