03/31/18 6:20am

Downtown Wading River from above in the early morning hours. (Credit: David Benthal)

The hamlet of Wading River often leads a double life.

It’s part of both Riverhead and Brookhaven towns and it’s split between a pair of school districts, with children sent to Shoreham-Wading River and Riverhead schools. Its more-often-traveled main roads are also far different from its bucolic back roads.  (more…)

02/22/18 6:02am

Elaine Schwartz paddles a kayak in Antarctica. (Credit: Courtesy photo)

Elaine Schwartz sits in her apartment at Peconic Landing in Greenport surrounded by enlarged photographs she’s taken in countries like Afghanistan and Indonesia, festive masks from Tibet or Colombia and artwork from exotic locales like India. She’s delighted to tell you a story about each and every one of these souvenirs.  (more…)

01/29/18 6:08am

The winter view from Veterans Park Beach in Mattituck. (Credit: Kelly Zegers)

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In the days of yesteryear, finding something worthwhile to do on the North Fork between November and April was a lofty ambition. February in particular seemed to transmit radio silence, but the tides are turning. Culinary adventures, concerts and insider wine tastings are just the tip of the itinerary iceberg. (more…)