09/29/17 6:00am

Members of Greenport Rotary took its miniature train on the road Saturday for the Greenport Maritime Festival parade. The group hopes to set the train and its station up on Moore’s Lane. (Credit: Tim Gannon)

All aboard!

The “Greenport Express” made its public debut last weekend in the annual East End Maritime Festival parade, where the Greenport Rotary Club put the miniature train’s locomotive and three cars on a trailer and paraded down Front Street.

“This is kind of the kickoff right here,” Rotarian Joe Cherepowich said afterward. (more…)

04/22/17 8:36am
Thomas Fredette

Jason Fredette, Thomas Fredette, Jim Dreeben and Rob Fredette. The Fredette family recently purchased Peconic Paddler in Riverhead from Dreeben. (Credit: Vera Chinese)

Jim Dreeben has been saying he’s going to retire for “probably 20 years,” but every summer, he returns to his Riverside business, Peconic Paddler, to rent kayaks and canoes.

This year, though, he means it. Well, mostly.

Dreeben sold the business and the property March 24 to a group led by Tom Fredette, a New York City firefighter from East Moriches. He declined to reveal the purchase price. (more…)

03/16/17 6:00am

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A former potato farm on Sound Avenue has been proposed as the site of Long Island’s first “farm to pint” brewery, with most ingredients used in the beer-making process to be grown on site.

The project, which has been dubbed Jamesport Farm Brewery and calls for the creation of a brewery and tasting room in an existing 3,200-square-foot barn, is located on 43 acres on the southern side of Sound Avenue, between Manor and Herricks lanes in Jamesport.

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02/21/17 6:03am
A view of the Jamesport property whose owner hopes to start a retail wine shop. (Credit: Tim Gannon)

A view of the Jamesport property whose owner hopes to start a retail wine shop. (Credit: Tim Gannon)

A farm property dating back to 1840 that was added to the National Register of Historic Places two years ago is now being proposed as the site of a retail wine shop in Jamesport.

Jayna Corlito of Hampton Bays purchased the former Daniel and Henry P. Tuthill farm at the northeast corner of Main Road and Tuthills Lane in 2013 with the goal of opening a retail wine store there.

“It was just something I always wanted to do,” she said. “Just from traveling. I went to Italy a bunch of times and I just loved the feeling of the wine shops there, and I loved the concept of being able to go somewhere that was casual but historic, and having it be an experience of learning about the wines.” (more…)