05/21/18 7:00pm

Hello, I’m Sherry Sobel. I’m the owner of A Cake in Time cake shop and bakery here in Wading River.

I am an escapee from the corporate world. I ran screaming out into the world and said, you know, I really love to bake and I had an opportunity to put a business plan together. I decided to do it and now I’ve done over 2,000 cakes. READ

05/10/18 6:00am

Nancy Kouris courtesy photo

Nancy Kouris, founder of Blue Duck Bakery, is being honored by the East End Women’s Network with its Woman of the Year award.

Since she and her husband, Keith, opened their bakery in Southampton 19 years ago, it has expanded to three additional locations, in Greenport, Southold and Riverhead. She now serves as president of the company; Kouris is the master baker. READ

05/05/18 5:00am

In the early morning of April 16, Mike Bottini received a call about a dead animal in the turning lane on Route 58 in Riverhead, between Pulaski Street and Osborn Avenue.

That animal turned out to be a river otter, a species once thought not to inhabit Long Island at all but which has been seen in the area increasingly in recent years.  The dead animal in the road was as good an indication as any that the otters have indeed moved out to the North Fork. READ

05/04/18 2:12pm

Those with disabilities have been hindered from enjoying the Suffolk County Historical Society due to the steep stairs to enter the building and the lack of an elevator inside. A nearly decade-old plan to address that problem took a big step forward Friday with a groundbreaking for the new handicap-accessible wing. READ

05/04/18 8:25am

The southern pine beetle has ripped across Long Island and is now a major threat to the Pine Barrens.

The Suffolk County Parks Department received three grants totaling $225,000 to tackle the problem in January 2017, but the threat continues to spread, officials said during a press conference at Hubbard County Park in Flanders. More than 20,000 trees have died as a result of the beetle across the county, officials said. READ