08/06/17 7:09pm

The Riverhead Cardboard Boat Race on the Peconic Riverfront was back in full swing this weekend.

On Sunday, more than 35 boats made out of cardboard and duct tape set sail on the Peconic River. The free event attracted hundreds of people to cheer on along the dock.

This is the first year the event was sponsored by the Riverhead Chamber of Commerce, Riverhead Business Improvement District and Riverhead Town. The event was canceled last year after officials said they were wary doing it in late June due to a potential fish kill.

“Our three organizations came together because we want to make sure this event happens every year,” said Freida Montalto, the chamber’s executive director. (more…)

07/20/17 6:03am

Developer Richard Behmoiram pets one of his horses in the Estates at Royalton barn. Residents will be able to board their horses here if they do not wish to house them in their backyards. (Credit: Rachel Siford)

The equestrian community is getting a new home on the North Fork.

The 11-unit Estates at Royalton development is breaking ground on Cox Neck Road in Mattituck. These houses will be connected by a bridle path to a state-of-the-art equestrian center, for horse lovers and non-horse lovers alike.

“This is the first place of its kind on Long Island,” said developer Richard Behmoiram. “The North Fork is agrarian, so it’s a nice fit; the horse community fits into the farming community.” (more…)

06/21/17 6:00am

Martin Accardi inside the new Brekky in Wading River. (Credit: Rachel Siford)

On any given morning, Martin Accardi could be found sitting in the Hudson Market in Wading River for about an hour. When the former owner, Tony Coates, said in passing that he was selling the place, a lightbulb went on in Accardi’s head.

“I was kind of caught up in a nine-to-five world, like a lot of people are, and it’s always been my dream to have a little shop,” he said.

The former Hudson Market primarily sold coffee and a few muffins, but Accardi wanted to transform it into something more extensive. (more…)