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12/19/14 2:00pm

 

AMBROSE CLANCY PHOTO | Another area code number for Suffolk county has been chosen.

AMBROSE CLANCY PHOTO | Another area code number for Suffolk county has been chosen.

When “631” runs out of assignable telephone numbers in 2016, the new area code for Suffolk County will be “934.”

The North American Numbering Plan Administrator has directed local telephone companies to activate the new 934 area code before the end of the third quarter of 2016, according to a statement released by the organization on Friday. (more…)

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12/19/14 12:00pm
REPORTER FILE PHOTO Carter Dan Binder says goodbye to legal battle.

REPORTER FILE PHOTO
Carter Dan Binder says goodbye to legal battle.

 

Exactly a year to the day after a summons and complaint were filed in Suffolk County Civil Supreme Court charging that carter Dan Binder was purposely trying to mislead customers about who was handling pickup and disposal of their refuse, the case ended with a whimper in the same court on Tuesday. (more…)

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12/19/14 10:00am

 

CARRIE MILLER PHOTO | Suffolk County Executive Steven Bellone speaks during the press conference at Southampton Town Hall Wednesday afternoon.

CARRIE MILLER PHOTO | Suffolk County Executive Steven Bellone speaks during the press conference at Southampton Town Hall Wednesday afternoon.

East End police departments and villages across Suffolk County will benefit from a collective $6 million in sales tax revenue over the next three years, thanks to a new agreement announced by County Executive Steven Bellone during a press conference at Southampton Town Hall Wednesday afternoon. (more…)

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12/19/14 8:00am

 

REPORTER FILE PHOTO Islander Michael McNemar was released on $100 bail at Riverhead Courthouse on Wednesday.

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Islander Michael McNemar was released on $100 bail at Riverhead Courthouse on Wednesday.

Michael McNemar, 43, of Shelter Island is free on $100 bail after a hearing on an alleged probation violation was put off in Suffolk County Criminal Court in Riverhead Wednesday. He is due back in court January 29. (more…)

12/18/14 4:30pm

 

JO ANN KIRKLAND PHOTO |  Bounty of the season. A holiday cheese basket on display at Table of Content General Store in the Center.

JO ANN KIRKLAND PHOTO |
Bounty of the season. A holiday cheese basket on display at Table of Content General Store in the Center.

There’s plenty of holiday bustle around the Island leading up to Christmas.

Retailers have stocked shelves with gifts to satisfy a wide variety of tastes. But if you’re planning Christmas dinner here, it better be at home or with friends or relatives, because no Island restaurants will be serving on the 25th. (more…)