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07/26/15 2:07pm
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More than 225 athletes competed in PBMC Health’s first-ever triathlon in Jamesport Sunday morning, completing a 500-meter swim, 25 kilometer bike course and 5K run in what they called ideal conditions.

Billy Holl, 29, of Bayport finished first overall with a time of 1:10:25, nearly two minutes ahead of the next closest finisher. READ

07/09/15 8:20am
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Denise Lucas served as grand marshal of the Jamesport Fire Department parade Wednesday. (Credit: Maggie Bokinz)

Denise Lucas served as grand marshal of the Jamesport Fire Department parade Wednesday. (Credit: Maggie Bokinz)

Despite dark skies and the threat of rain, plenty of people still lined the street and walked the parade route in Jamesport last night at the Annual Jamesport Fire Department Parade.

The event is part of the annual bazaar hosted by the volunteer crew — this year will be the department’s 60th — and runs from 6 p.m. to 11 p.m. through Friday and 4 p.m. to midnight on Saturday.

Denise Lucas of Riverhead Move the Animal Shelter served as grand marshal.

Check out photos from Wednesday night’s parade. (more…)

06/26/15 3:52pm
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Ed Harbes picking super sweet corn at Harbes Family Farm in Mattituck in July 2013. (Credit: Rachel Young, file)

Ed Harbes picking super sweet corn at Harbes Family Farm in Mattituck in July 2013. (Credit: Rachel Young, file)

Three North Fork businesses, including both Harbes Family Farmstands, were listed as having critical violations over the past two years in a New York State Department of Agriculture and Markets database of retail food store violations.  (more…)

06/18/15 6:00am
06/18/2015 6:00 AM
Two years ago, Dayna Corlito purchased the property holding this barn built circa 1884. (Credit: Joseph Pinciaro)

Two years ago, Dayna Corlito purchased the property holding this barn built circa 1884. (Credit: Joseph Pinciaro)

Joe Gergela remembers playing basketball inside his neighbor’s barn on Main Road in Jamesport — a roomy, lofty barn that dates back to 1884 and measures 40 feet wide, 45 feet deep and 2 1/2 stories tall.

“Me and Danny Kaelin would go in there and play,” he recalled. “At that time, Corwin Tuthill, the owner of the barn, was a veggie farmer like we all were back then.”

How the times have changed.

Though the hoop is still there, soon enough, that barn and the house it belongs to will likely find themselves on the National Register of Historic Places — the 11th such location in Riverhead Town. And someday, if the property owner’s plans work out, it may become a retail location with a wine-tasting room on site. (more…)