02/11/19 3:55pm

Salamander’s in Greenport is closed after 26 years in business. Ellen’s on Front will fill the space in the spring. (Credit: Cyndi Zaweski)

The chef behind the popular seasonal pop-up Jennie’s at Drossos has taken over the former Salamander’s space in Greenport.

Jennie Werts, who along with her brother Andrew launched the pop-up at Drossos Motel in the summer of 2017, closed on the Front Street space earlier this month.
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02/11/19 5:55am

Perhaps the most talked-about issue on the North Fork these days is how to house our working young in an area where real estate prices continue to rise and job opportunities remain scarce.

College graduates are finding it difficult to stay in the area, families looking to buy a house can’t always afford to, and business owners lament the lack of housing for their employees. So how did we get here and what is being done about affordable housing? READ

02/10/19 6:00am

Harborfront Park has a walking trail perfect for taking in the scenery. (Credit: Cyndi Zaweski)

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There’s something intrinsically romantic about downtown Port Jefferson. The charming Main Street is lined with brick exterior storefronts and the harbor sparkles even on the coldest of winter days. Sneak away with your significant other and explore all the seaside village has to offer this Valentine’s Day.

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02/09/19 6:12am

There are several spots across Riverhead where the Peconic River can be enjoyed in all its glory. Earlier this week we made stops along the way, from the Route 105 overpass to the downtown Riverfront to Grangebel Park to capture some of the river’s beauty.

One Minute on the North Fork is a weekly series showcasing the natural beauty of the North Fork. Each week we visit a specific area and share a series of nature shots.

02/08/19 6:02am

There may be less to do on the North Fork in winter, but if you search hard enough you’ll find some really great events that will snap you out of the winter doldrums.

Or you can let us do the searching for you.

Each week, Northforker staffers Grant Parpan and Michelina Da Fonte are picking an event worth checking out on the North Fork plus a weekday activity we think our readers will enjoy. This week’s episode is sponsored by California Closets.

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Listen to the podcast to find out what caught their attention for the week of Feb.8, a lineup that includes a whole lot of Valentine’s Day love.

02/07/19 11:13am

Chef Stephan Bogardus at The North Fork Table & Inn in 2017. He will now helm the kitchen at Greenport’s The Halyard. (Credit: David Benthal)

Acclaimed local chef Stephan Bogardus will helm the kitchen at The Halyard, the waterfront restaurant at Sound View in Greenport.

Bogardus, who left his post as executive chef at The North Fork Table & Inn last month, will make his debut at the restaurant this Thursday, Valentine’s Day.  (more…)