07/10/18 6:00am

A North Ferry boat makes the approach to Shelter Island. (Credit: David Benthal)

A short ferry ride from Greenport, Shelter Island feels like a different place and time. Visitors can sit at the Shelter Island Pharmacy counter and the staff will cook them breakfast, find serenity hiking the tranquil coastline and unwind at cozy inns full of understated sophistication. (more…)

05/26/18 6:13am

A bird’s-eye view of Greenport. (Credit: David Benthal)

Four years ago we launched an online interactive contest to see what our readers felt was the best hamlet or village on the North Fork. It was the most anticlimactic game of all time as Greenport, a heavy favorite going in, stomped everyone en route to the title.  (more…)

05/24/18 6:10am

An onlooker at last year’s Memorial Day Parade in Southold. (Credit: Grant Parpan)

Memorial Day always reminds me of my grandfather.

I know it’s a day to remember those who lost their life in service to their country, and veterans have their own day, but as I photograph the local parades each year, my brain naturally wanders to dad’s dad, Grandpa Pete — especially when I cover the service at Calverton National Cemetery, which he’s called home for the past decade.  (more…)

04/26/18 6:10am

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There’s so much to love about May on the North Fork. Flowers are in full bloom under sunny skies, almost all our favorite businesses are back for the season and Memorial Day is in arm’s reach.

This month begs you to explore all the North Fork has to offer — and there’s no shortage of fun.

Here are 10 things to do in May: (more…)