With the holidays quickly approaching, Governor Andrew Cuomo is encouraging New Yorkers to serve up locally grown and produced food and beverages this season.
On Thursday, Mr. Cuomo unveiled the state’s revamped “Pride of New York” website, a search tool for picking out the best New York-produced products.
More than 100 people turned out Friday morning for a ribbon-cutting ceremony at downtown Riverhead’s newly renovated Suffolk Theater.
The area of East Main Street outside the theater had been shut to traffic for most of the morning, as crowds gathered to listen to period music from Bob Barta and the Sunnyland Jazz Band, which performed on a red carpet under the theater’s digital marquis — as bubbles rained from the sky.
Long Island’s wine region is one of the best in the country, according to TripAdvisor’s 2012 list of the United States’ top 10 wine destinations.
Sonoma and Napa valleys in California hold the top two slots, respectively, with Long Island trailing just behind Oregon’s Willamette Valley in third place and New York’s Finger Lakes region in fourth. (more…)