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…)

12/23/16 5:43pm
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Ken Loo and girlfriend Maryanne Fiducia inside Main Street Heros, which Mr. Loo is planning to open by Jan. 2 in the front of the Hy Ting building. (Credit: Tim Gannon)

One of downtown Riverhead’s longest running businesses is being split in half to make way for a new sandwich store called Main Street Heros.  READ

10/21/16 2:43pm
A scary skeleton.

A scary skeleton.

Headless horseman? Hearse driver? Dracula?

Come on down!

The Riverhead Business Improvement District’s first Halloween Fest is still looking for participants in its parade, which begins Saturday, Oct. 29 at 6:30 p.m. on Griffing Avenue before it proceeds down Main Street in downtown Riverhead.  (more…)

08/10/16 6:03am
211 Carpenter Street in Greenport is the future home of Greenport Distillery. (Credit: TIm Gannon, file photo)

211 Carpenter Street in Greenport is the future home of Greenport Distillery. (Credit: Tim Gannon, file photo)

When Frank Purita, owner of Bière Bar and Restaurant and D’Latte on Main Street in Greenport, bought the long-abandoned two-story former boarding house behind those businesses last fall, he began looking for a tenant.

He didn’t have to look far to find one: his daughter Gabriella Purita. (more…)

03/21/16 9:00am
A replica of the schooner America, which will dock in Greenport in June. (Credit: Courtesy americascup.com)

A replica of the schooner America, which will dock in Greenport in June. (Credit: Courtesy americascup.com)

Another large ship appears bound for Greenport.

A replica of a 139-foot famed ship that helped launch the tradition of the America’s Cup will dock in Greenport from June 8-10, said Lynn Summers, the educational director and secretary for the East End Seaport and Maritime Foundation in Greenport. The yacht, named America, is a replica of the schooner that won the first America’s Cup yacht race in 1851. The race become known as the America’s Cup following that shooner’s victory.  (more…)