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…)

07/16/14 7:01am
BARBARAELLEN KOCH PHOTO  |  Paddle boarders race through the water Saturday in the first ever Paddle Battle LI.

Paddle boarders race through the water last year in the first ever Paddle Battle LI. (Credit: Barbaraellen Koch)

Get ready to work those upper-body muscles as the second annual Paddle Battle LI, which benefits two East End charities, pushes off on the Peconic River Saturday, July 26. (more…)