11/11/17 6:00am


Editor’s note: Sunday Records is expected to open this Sunday, November 12. This story was originally published in the Riverhead News-Review in August.

An East Moriches couple’s love of records is culminating in a plan to bring a new record store to downtown Riverhead.

“A good old fashioned record store like you used to walk into back in the ’70s and early ’80s,” said Brian Volkman of his plans. “Just records. There aren’t any CDs or anything else.” (more…)

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.

(more…)