12/06/14 8:14pm
Revelers dressed as Santa filled downtown Riverhead Saturday. (Credit: Paul Squire)

Revelers dressed as Santa filled downtown Riverhead Saturday. (Credit: Paul Squire)

‘Twas three weeks before Christmas and all through downtown

Hundreds of wet Santa Clauses had come ’round.

The rain had drenched them from their heads to their toes.

It had soaked through their hair and it dampened their clothes.  (more…)

03/13/14 5:55pm
crooked ladder brewing company

Crooked Ladder Brewing Company’s taps will be pouring Chicago beer.

Friday is a good day to call in sick, or at least cut out from work because at 2 p.m. Digger’s Ales & Eats and Crooked Ladder Brewing Company are releasing three craft beers you can normally only get in Chicago. (more…)

10/24/13 8:00am
Photo by Annette DeGiovine-Oliveira

Photo by Annette DeGiovine-Oliveira

Custer Institute invites astronomy fans to unite at their 35th Annual Astronomy Jamboree this Friday, October 25 through Sunday, October 27. Different events will take place each day as well as a celebratory dinner at Digger’s on Saturday. (more…)

10/13/13 1:00am
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Photos by Matt Furman

A crooked ladder has connected three North Forkers to beer.

Stephen Wirth, owner of Digger’s in Riverhead, often “kicked around the idea of starting a brewery” with his brother, David Wirth, and Duffy Griffiths, owner of Duffy’s Deli in Riverhead and Jamesport. Their conversations eventually spurred three years of renovations, and Digger’s neighboring 1,600-square-foot building, which was “just sitting there,” says Wirth, opened in July as Crooked Ladder Brewing Company. The appellation’s origin was a photograph, but David, who owns a construction company, and Griffiths, chief of Jamesport Fire Department, are also ladder-linked. (more…)