06/14/18 6:00am

A view from my parent’s deck overlooking Corey Creek in Southold. (Credit: Cyndi Murray)

I was fortunate enough to be invited to the Cutchogue home of Arnold and Karen Blair a few weeks back. You may not recognize their names, but perhaps you’d recognized their garden. Their slice of heaven spans more than three acres above the Peconic — a stretch that encompasses manicured fauna, preserved wetlands and beaches — a true testament to the glory of the North Fork landscape. (more…)

05/25/18 5:55am

Doug Cooper of Cooper Farms in Mattituck proved an able cover model for this month’s issue of northforker magazine. (Credit: David Benthal)

When people hear that I live more than a half-hour from our office in Mattituck, they seem genuinely concerned about the time I spend commuting.

But unlike folks who roll out of bed at 5 a.m. to catch a train or beat the Long Island Expressway traffic into the city, my commute is spent traveling on Route 25 or Sound Avenue through Jamesport and Mattituck.  (more…)

05/22/18 6:10am

Ruthie Beamish takes sanctuary in her quiet Orient home near the sea. She has a befitting, albeit stressful, job at the local museum, a teenage daughter growing into her own and a not-quite-ex-husband. Their home is their nest egg— her daughter’s college fund, retirement account — and a hard fought investment. (more…)