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National Weather Service Forecast
Friday, August 22

Today Cloudy. Scattered showers this morning. Highs in the lower 70s. Chance of rain 30 percent.
Tonight Cloudy. Lows in the lower 60s.
Saturday Mostly cloudy in the morning, then becoming partly sunny. Highs in the mid 70s.
Saturday Night Partly cloudy. Lows in the upper 50s.
Sunday Mostly sunny. Highs in the mid 70s.
Sunday Night Mostly clear. Lows around 60.

Latest News

Village explains Greenport power failure; 'pre-planned' outages could follow

in Local News by Lisa Finn
on August 22, 2014
One day after the Village of Greenport was left in the dark after a power outage knocked out electricity across the…

Cutchogue Fire Department cooks up a storm for 58th annual chicken barbecue

in Local News by Lisa Finn
on August 22, 2014
If cooking up a barbecue for a gathering of 20 or so friends and family seems daunting — it's a drop in the bucket for…

Owners submit new site plan for for proposed Mattituck riding academy

in Town Hall Notebook by Lisa Finn
on August 22, 2014
New site plans have been submitted regarding a proposed riding academy in Mattituck that has sparked a sea of concerns…

Cops: Driver falls asleep at wheel, crashes into gas pump at Mattituck Empire

in Breaking News by Lisa Finn
on August 22, 2014
A driver in a pickup truck fell asleep at the wheel and crashed into a gas pump at the Empire Station in Mattituck…

Village: 'Small percentage' of Greenport still without power; faulty relay could be to blame

in Local News by Lisa Finn
on August 21, 2014
Almost ten hours after the entire Village of Greenport lost power on Thursday, crews were still working furiously at…

'Starfish Ball' fundraiser to benefit Southold youth takes place Thursday night

in Local News by Lisa Finn
on August 21, 2014
An event to help empower North Fork youth will be held Thursday night as the Starfish Ball takes place at The Vineyard…

SCHOOLS

Greenport High School BOE hires new interim principal

in Greenport High School by Lisa Finn on August 20, 2014
The Greenport Board of Education has hired a new interim principal to replace Len Skukkevig, who will be leaving to take on a position as Shelter Island school…

Outgoing Greenport principal 'excited' about new post

As Greenport prepares to bid adieu to a well-loved principal, Len Skukkevig speaks out on…

Crowd turns out for Greenport all-class reunion, 'event of the century'

Hundreds turned out Saturday for the Greenport High School All Class Reunion, held at…

McGann-Mercy to run Summer Driver's Education starting July 28

Give yourself peace of mind, give your teenager the gift of life! It's not too late to…

Mattituck-Cutchogue BOE fails to elect a president, welcomes new superintendent, principal

The Mattituck-Cutchogue board of education failed to elect a president at its…

Joyful tears, loving memories mark Greenport high school's class of 2014 graduation

Tears of joy were flowing and memories were shared at Greenport High School's 133rd…

Crowds cheer Southold High School's Class of 2014 at commencement

Cheering parents, educators and friends packed the Southold High School auditorium…

COMMUNITY ANNOUNCEMENTS

EEA announces "ALL FIRED UP ON MAIN!"; Invites artists to submit proposals

East End Arts is pleased to announce a special fire hydrant design contest in Downtown…

Kapell Gallery presents: A Larger Life in Small Paintings

The Kapell Gallery pleased to welcome Victor Elmaleh back for a reprise of his 2010 show…

ARF holds “Best Looking Mutt” contest

The Animal Rescue Fund of the Hamptons (ARF) will be celebrating National Mutt Day,…

Senator LaValle announces Summer Reading Program for students

Senator Ken LaValle invites all students up to the 8th grade to join the NY Senate's 2014…

BLOGS

Suffolk sheriff calls for criminal justice system reforms, education

in In My Opinion by VIncent DeMarco
on August 21, 2014
New York State taxpayers spend more than $2.7 billion each year on state prison expenditures. This price tag doesn’t even include the cost…

Yes, the 'end times' are near

in Life on Purpose by Eileen Benthal
on August 17, 2014
It’s hard to watch the news these days. Sometimes I feel like I’m watching a frightening movie play out on a big screen. Everywhere we look…

My own brand of 'crazy'

in Natural Living by Laurie Nigro
on August 17, 2014
I've been writing this blog for a couple of years now. It started out as a way for me to offer hints and tips, from my own life, to help…

Live from New York: the perfect egg sandwich

in In the Kitchen by Kayleigh Van Vliet Baig
on August 16, 2014
Hello! Chef Dad here! Chef Kayleigh has way too much on her plate this week, so before she turns to toast I thought I’d better make a menu…

LOCAL BLOTTER

Cops: Southold woman busted on active bench warrant, extradited to New Jersey

A Southold woman was busted Monday on an active bench warrant in New Jersey, police said. According to Southold Town police, Crystal Anderson, 31, was arrested at 9:49 p.m. on Route 25 in Mattituck…

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