11/21/14 2:41pm
Workers at a farm off Sound Avenue in Riverhead in 2012. (Credit: Barbaraellen Koch, file)

Workers at a farm off Sound Avenue in Riverhead in 2012. (Credit: Barbaraellen Koch, file)

Business owners in local sectors long dependent on immigrant labor offered mixed views Friday on President Barack Obama’s executive action that will allow temporary worker status to millions of immigrants living in the U.S. illegally.

While most farmers, winery and restaurant owners interviewed welcomed the policy shift, several had reservations on how it came about. (more…)

11/19/14 5:08pm
11/19/2014 5:08 PM
More ice than water could be seen on one Main Road fountain Wednesday. (Credit: Carrie Miller)

More ice than water could be seen on one Main Road fountain Wednesday. (Credit: Carrie Miller)

The weather is taking North Forkers on a wild ride, as this week saw two consecutive days that each broke recorded weather records.

But there’s hope for some warmer weather to come Monday, weather officials said.

Tuesday brought with it a record low of 24 degrees, surpassing a record of 25 set in 1997, according to daily temperature data taken at the agency’s weather station in Islip, according to the National Weather Service.

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11/13/14 12:30pm
11/13/2014 12:30 PM

Long Island Wine Country Harvest Season“Before the harvest, when you walked the vineyard and saw the cluster count, you realized, ‘oh man, we’re going to be having a good year,” said Miguel Martin, Palmer Vineyards winemaker.

Mr. Martin isn’t the only one reporting huge grape yields this season, after a dry summer this year and fine growing conditions last season as well.

See how the North Fork’s 2014 grape season is shaping up on northforker.com.

10/16/14 12:00pm
10/16/2014 12:00 PM
North Fork Table & Inn co-owners Gerry Hayden and Claudia Fleming discuss the history of their highly regarded Southold restaurant, which was recently placed on the market for $3.8 million.

North Fork Table & Inn co-owners Gerry Hayden and Claudia Fleming discuss the history of their highly regarded Southold restaurant, which was recently placed on the market for $3.8 million.

What started as a vision, which some said was unrealistic, is now Long Island’s top Zagat-rated restaurant.  (more…)

10/01/14 7:00am
10/01/2014 7:00 AM
Peter Lynch of Rockville Centre carries pumpkins to the cash register at Stakey’s Pumpkin Farm as his family watches. (Credit: Barbaraellen Koch)

Peter Lynch of Rockville Centre carries pumpkins to the cash register at Stakey’s Pumpkin Farm as his family watches. (Credit: Barbaraellen Koch)

If you don’t want to be the only family on the block without your stoop or window sill decorated with the big orange gourd of fall, northforker.com has a list of places to pick your own pumpkins.

Here’s the guide to where to go to find ‘em.

09/27/14 6:01pm
09/27/2014 6:01 PM
The East End Arts gallery on East Main Street in Riverhead. (Credit: File)

The East End Arts gallery on East Main Street in Riverhead. (Credit: File)

Six artists judged best in show during East End Arts’ 2013 exhibits will be featured in the annual Winners’ Show at the Riverhead gallery.

The artists are Central Islip poet Dolores Cinquemani, East Hampton poet Toby Haynes, Riverhead photographer Katherine Liepe-Levinson, East Quogue mixed media artist Jonathan Pearlman, New York photographer Nancy Scherl and painter Win Zibeon of Blauvelt, N.Y.  (more…)

09/27/14 6:00pm

ENT

Dr. Erin McGintee of ENT and Allergy Associates in Aquebogue will give a talk, ‘The Scoop on Seasonal Allergies,’ at Cutchogue New Suffolk Library Tuesday, Oct. 7, from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. She will discuss symptoms and management of allergies to common triggers like ragweed and grass pollen, as well as a meat allergy that can be caused by the bite of the Lone Star tick. For information and registration, call 734-6360.

• San Simeon by the Sound’s final Brown Bag Lunch Lecture of the season is set for Wednesday, Oct. 1, from 1-2 p.m. with guest speaker chef John Ross, who will discuss “The Evolution of the North Fork as a Culinary Region.” The cost, including lunch provided by Erik’s, is $25. For tickets, call San Simeon at 477-2110, ext. 252.

• Fall yoga classes with Rosemary are now forming at North Fork Women’s Resource Center, above Capital One Bank in Cutchogue. Gentle yoga meets Tuesdays and Fridays at 9 a.m.; EasyStretch men’s yoga, Thursdays at 9:15 a.m.; and easy chair yoga, Fridays at 10:45 a.m. Call 631-604-0107.

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