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09/10/19 2:00pm

COURTESY PHOTO Known as a vector for the West Nile virus, this Culex quinquefasciatus mosquito has landed on a human finger.

Mosquito samples collected in Aquebogue and Jamesport in late last month tested positive for West Nile virus, according to the Suffolk County Department of Health. (more…)

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06/10/19 10:00am


Warren Burger was confirmed as Chief Justice of the United States Supreme Court.

Georges Pompidou was elected president of France.

The Oakland A’s Reggie Jackson got 10 RBIs to beat the Red Sox 21 to 7.

John Lennon and Yoko Ono were guests on the British David Frost television interview show

Jacqueline Susann’s “The Love Machine” was among the best selling books in the United States

And on Shelter Island . . . (more…)

03/06/19 2:00pm

This week, Ms. Dempsey, reports on local whites from the front lines of the vineyards.

One of the best treats in these winter months is a visit to one of the many wineries that dot the north and south forks. This time of year, many of them are still open, and not busy with the tours and wedding parties of the summer. The staff can take the time to explain as much or as little as you’d like to know about the wine-making process while providing the opportunity to sample their wines.


12/11/17 12:00pm
CHARITY ROBEY PHOTO | The Long Island turnip served mashed with a whole roasted fish and caramelized onions.

CHARITY ROBEY PHOTO | The Long Island turnip served mashed with a whole roasted fish and caramelized onions.

When 91-year-old Wanda Wittmeier passed away in May of 2014, she went out at the top of her game. The Modern Snack Bar, a diner she founded in 1950 in Aquebogue, managed by her sons John and Otto, had just been named one of the country’s 10 best, and her lemon meringue pie garnered similar honors.

Of all the dishes served by the Wittmeier family at their venerable restaurant on the Main Road, the old-school take on mashed turnips connects most directly to the food and the culture of Long Island. (more…)

10/14/15 2:00pm


If you experience a medical emergency, you may not be able to tell first responders what health conditions you have or what medications you’re taking.

You may not be able to communicate at all. This can make the job of emergency medical technicians more difficult, potentially even putting your life at risk. (more…)