07/22/15 10:53am
A charging station at the Tanger Outlet Center. (Credit: Vera Chinese)

A charging station at the Tanger Outlet Center. (Credit: Vera Chinese)

The summer season brings more traffic and that means a wider variety of cars on the North Fork — but not all that require gasoline as a fuel source.

Electric cars still make up a tiny percent of the market, but there were 740,000 on the road worldwide in 2014, 290,000 in the U.S. alone. That’s up from under a 100,000 in 2012, according to German research firm The Center for Solar Energy and Hydrogen Research.

So if you’re in the market for an e-ride, it’s probably a good idea to know where the local public charging stations are. (more…)

02/09/13 6:30pm

GIANNA VOLPE FILE PHOTO | Peconic Bay Winery will now do all its non-member tastings at Empire State Cellars at the Tanger Outlet Center.

Peconic Bay Winery will be closing its Cutchogue tasting room to the general public, but the location will continue to be the site of special events and where the company’s wine will be fermented, bottled and stored, according to general manager Jim Silver.

Mr. Silver said Empire State Cellars at Tanger Outlets in Riverhead — where the company currently sells almost 800 New York wines and some liquor — will soon feature an exclusive space for Peconic Bay Winery products and will also serve as the winery’s retail and tasting room headquarters. Peconic Bay Winery owns the outlet, which it opened about a year ago.

The Cutchogue property will still serve as the location for the Peconic Bay Winery wine club and other private events, as well as food and music festivals. (more…)