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The Southold Town Planning Board is moving forward cautiously with the proposed Tuthill conservation subdivision — four parcels totaling 112 acres in Orient — as archaeological research, evaluation and field testing continue to reveal multiple “historic remains” on the property. (more…)
In the beginning, there was ice.
Eighteen thousand years ago, a massive wall of ice 300 feet thick extended south from the Arctic to what is now New Jersey. There was no Long Island then. There was no island at all, because the land was a solid mass covered by this enormous ice cap. READ
“The Secretary of War desires me to express his deep regret that your son, Russell M. Penny, was killed in action in defense of his country at Hickham Field, Territory of Hawaii, December Seventh. No remains can be transported to the United States until after termination of hostilities.” READ
Main Road bid a sad farewell to a piece of its history over the weekend.
Owners began to demolish a famous Gothic house at 591 Main Road in Aquebogue Saturday to make way for a new home. READ
This mile marker in Mattituck marks 10 miles to the former Suffolk County Courthouse on Peconic Avenue, which was once home to the post office. (Credit: Grant Parpan)
There were a lot of things Benjamin Franklin accomplished in his life.
The Founding Father invented bifocal lenses and the lightning rod, was a successful newspaper printer, served as America’s diplomat to Paris during the Revolutionary War and signed both the Declaration of Independence and the U.S. Constitution.
But one thing he did not do, local historians now say, was place mile markers along Southold Town’s Main Road. (more…)
The historic Suffolk Theater in downtown Riverhead. (Credit: Katharine Schroeder, file)
The Suffolk Theater in downtown Riverhead was one of seven historic preservation projects to receive a 2014 New York State Historic Preservation Award, the state parks department announced Thursday. (more…)
An Italianate style home on Bay Avenue. (Credit: Barbaraellen Koch)
Greenport’s historic architecture is a modern-day link to the village’s storied past. The buildings illustrate its progression from pre-Revolutionary roots through its commercial peak as a whaling hub into a modern-day working waterfront with a thriving tourism industry.
Read more about Greenport’s historic architecture at northforker.com.