12/13/15 3:00pm
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COURTESY PHOTO

I’m a big fan of tipping. I feel it’s one small way to give back to folks who could really use the money — and the best way to get better service.

I am, however, a bit confused by gratuities lately. Who should be tipped? How much should they get? The line on tipping seems more blurred than ever before. (more…)

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11/09/15 5:06pm
A grant was awarded Monday to build a public restroom at Volunteer Park on Bridge Street. (Credit: Julie Lane file photo)

A grant was awarded Monday to build a public restroom at Volunteer Park on Bridge Street. (Credit: Julie Lane file photo)

If you’ve ever been at Volunteer Park and had a sudden urge to go, pretty soon you won’t have to head all the way home for relief.

Suffolk County Executive Steve Bellone announced the latest round of downtown revitalization grants Monday, including a much anticipated $67,700 to help construct a a unisex restroom at the Bridge Street park.  (more…)

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10/20/15 4:30pm
SOUTHOLD TOWN POLICE PHOTO | First spotted on the ground, the iguana climbed a tree before police were able to capture it.

SOUTHOLD TOWN POLICE PHOTO | First spotted on the ground, the iguana climbed a tree before police were able to capture it.

A green iguana more than four feet long was found roaming Eastern Shores in Greenport Sunday, Southold Town police said.

The lizard, which was first spotted on the ground by a passerby who notified police, was captured after it climbed a tree.

Officers then handed it over to employees at the town’s animal shelter. (more…)

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08/10/15 8:00am
REPORTER FILE PHOTO | The Shelter Island Fire Department, along with other volunteer departments in the area, responded to a call Saturday night of two boats on fire in Southold Town.

REPORTER FILE PHOTO | The Shelter Island Fire Department, along with other volunteer departments in the area, responded to a call Saturday night of two boats on fire in Southold Town.

The Shelter Island Fire Department responded to a request for assistance Saturday night by the Southold Fire  Department.

A 42-foot Silverton yacht caught fire and sunk at a dock on Gull Pond in Greenport late Saturday night, Southold Town police said. (more…)