02/15/19 4:30pm

Island Spirits, a new column by Susan Carey Dempsey, debuts.

Among the many joys of living on our sheltered island, between the North and South Forks, are the fine vineyards that have burgeoned on the East End over the last four decades. Having learned how to take full advantage of our climate for growing grapes, the winemakers have continued to develop products that can stand on their own, not pale imitations of well-known wines from other regions.


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12/29/18 8:00am

Stephen Searl, Sylvester Manor’s executive director, and Tracy McCarthy, the organization’s director of operations, in front of the Manor House.

Over the next several days, leading to the New Year, the Reporter will be posting our annual Year In Review series of important stories from 2018.

Early in 2018, the Reporter profiled Stephen Searl, the new executive director and Tracy McCarthy, director of operations. (more…)

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12/03/18 10:00am

Alfred Tuthill in Peconic Bay, 1949 in a catboat, the scallopers’ vessel of choice at the time.

One offshoot of running a company that’s been in the shellfish business for 90 years is aquatic and historical clutter. Ken Homan’s office at Braun Seafood in Cutchogue is an archive of shellfishing ephemera and Native American history, a collection that feels like a room at the American Museum of Natural History. (more…)

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08/24/18 4:30pm
CHARITY ROBEY PHOTO Stephen Searl beside Gardiner’s Creek at Sylvester Manor.

Stephen Searl beside Gardiner’s Creek at Sylvester Manor.

Pre-Revolutionary-era houses held by the same family, and largely un-renovated are scarce on the East End of Long Island.

The fact that Stephen Searl, executive director of Sylvester Manor, grew up in one and now has his office in another testifies to his commitment to preserving the history, the land and the resources of the East End. (more…)