09/14/14 10:00am
A six-mile stretch of Main Road could be listed on the National Register of Historic Places. The corridor includes Aquebogue’s Old Steeple Church, built in 1862 and designed by a farmer with no architectural experience, as well as Aquebogue Cemetery, which dates back to 1755 and contains the graves of numerous Revolutionary War soldiers. (Credit: Andrew Lepre)

A six-mile stretch of Main Road could be listed on the National Register of Historic Places. The corridor includes Aquebogue’s Old Steeple Church, built in 1862 and designed by a farmer with no architectural experience, as well as Aquebogue Cemetery, which dates back to 1755 and contains the graves of numerous Revolutionary War soldiers. (Credit: Andrew Lepre)

The Riverhead and Southold landmarks preservation commissions have nominated the six miles of Main Road running through the hamlets of Aquebogue, Jamesport and Laurel to the National Register of Historic Places. This designation will open up access to incentives that might help preserve some of the many historic structures along this stretch of rural highway that serves as the gateway to the North Fork.  (more…)

08/25/14 10:00am
08/25/2014 10:00 AM
Aela works with her ballet instructor, Cheryl Kiel, at Mo Chuisle Moya Strast School of Dance in Mattituck last week. (Credit: Rachel Young)

Aela works with her ballet instructor, Cheryl Kiel, at Mo Chuisle Moya Strast School of Dance in Mattituck last week. (Credit: Rachel Young)

For more than two centuries, the Bolshoi Ballet Academy in Moscow has nurtured some of the world’s most illustrious dancers.

Nine-year-old Aela Bailey of Jamesport hopes to become one of them.  (more…)

08/15/14 12:00pm
08/15/2014 12:00 PM
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Ezra Fife re-enacts finding a note on his work pickup telling him that a good Samaritan found something he dropped before meeting his wife Cori and son York to see a movie. (Credit: Barbaraellen Koch)

What would you do if you found $800 underneath a pickup truck parked at a shopping center?

That’s the dilemma 15-year-old Matti Gibson faced on Sunday afternoon outside the Rite Aid store in the Mattituck Plaza. (more…)

07/15/14 8:00am
07/15/2014 8:00 AM
Miriam Moysen with her late husband Bulmaro Dominguez soon after the birth of their first child, Pablo. (Credit: Courtesy Photo)

Miriam Moysen with her late husband Bulmaro Dominguez soon after the birth of their first child, Pablo, last year. (Credit: Courtesy Photo)

She’s a familiar face at the Southold IGA Supermarket, where for seven years she’s helped shoppers from the community find necessities, cash in coupons and bag up their goods.

Her name is Miriam Moysen, 38, and now she is in need of help from the community.  (more…)

07/12/14 6:00am
07/12/2014 6:00 AM
The Jamesport FIre Department Carnival continues through the weekend. (Credit: Katharine Schroeder)

The Jamesport FIre Department Carnival continues through the weekend. (Credit: Katharine Schroeder)

Congratulations to recent Westhampton Beach High School graduate Alexus Van Helmond, daughter of a very proud William Van Helmond of Jamesport. Alexus will attend Champlain College in Burlington, Vt., this fall.  (more…)

06/24/14 4:20pm
Laura Courtney with the note and $10 bill left at her house Monday. (Credit: Vera Chinese)

Laura Courtney with the note and $10 bill left at her house Monday. (Credit: Vera Chinese)

A Jamesport homeowner said she was a little surprised to find a note and a $10 bill left at her front door when she returned home from a brief excursion to Greenport Monday afternoon.

But she was downright shocked when she realized that, in exchange for the money, the person took a metal table and three stained glass beads from her backyard.

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