Articles by

Joe Werkmeister

08/24/18 6:10am

Inside the massive hangar near Founders Landing in Southold, a 97-year-old Fife gaff cutter named Clio is secured high off the ground. At the yacht’s stern, three workers carefully maneuver a long wooden plank into position near its bottom. The plank must bend just perfectly to form to the yacht’s angle. On an initial attempt, the fit was too tight, forcing the workers to hammer it out so it could be repositioned.

“These things have to be perfect fits,” said Donn Costanzo, co-owner of Wooden Boatworks in Greenport, which is restoring the yacht.  (more…)

03/16/17 12:32pm

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A proposed deal to sell Claudio’s restaurant in Greenport has fallen through and the owners of the iconic eatery will return for another season when opening day kicks off on April 6.

“At this point, many people know we had listed Claudio’s for sale for the first time ever and have been actively engaged with an interested group for the last year or so,” said co-owner Bill Claudio in a statement. “Those discussions did not end successfully and our family has turned now to getting up and running for a fabulous 2017 season.” (more…)

01/31/16 6:00am
Maple Tree BBQ in Riverhead will be closed for about two weeks as a new owner comes in. (Credit: Barbaraellen Koch, file)

Maple Tree BBQ in Riverhead will be closed for about two weeks as a new owner comes in. (Credit: Barbaraellen Koch, file)

Maple Tree BBQ, which transformed from a longtime deli into a barbecue house three years ago, earning praise from food critics and hungry End End customers alike, will be in the hands of a new owner next week.  (more…)

09/12/15 7:00am

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This had to be some kind of prank. Was Ashton Kutcher hiding behind a bush? Was there a drone shooting a video overhead?

This couldn’t be real, thought longtime Wading River resident Jesse Swenk to himself late in the afternoon on Labor Day, at one point actually looking above his yard for a drone. READ