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Free Movies In Greenport Continue, A 'Win-Win-Win' For Businesses

GREENPORT, NY — A free film series in Greenport is going strong, with hundreds turning out each week — and the crowds are proving to be a boon to local businesses, too, with scores eating, shopping, and enjoying all the village has to offer, even during the winter months.


New York State issues empty trailer ban on Thruway for Sunday

ROCHESTER, N.Y. (WHEC) - The New York State Thruway Authority has issued a ban on empty tractor trailers and empty tandem trailers beginning at 10 a.m. Sunday due to high wind warnings and watches that will be in effect at that time for Western and Central New York.


Potential trustees to face off in contested Village election

Five Greenport Village residents will duke it out for two open trustee positions on the Village Board this year. Last month, Lily Dougherty-Johnson and Cindy Pease Roe both announced plans to run for village trustee. After incumbent Doug Roberts announced he wouldn’t seeking re-election, two others


Disability ID cards available across New York state

ALBANY, N.Y. (WRGB) - Disability ID cards are available now across New York state. The cards read, "I have a developmental disability. I may have difficulty understanding and following your directions."


Social worker for state mental health agency dies by suicide in building on Connecticut Valley Hospital campus

A state social worker with 19 years of experience took her own life last week inside a building on the grounds of Connecticut Valley Hospital in Middletown. The employee had worked for the Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services since August of 2000. Among her recent responsibilities were


Connecticut man says cop confused hash brown for cellphone in distracted driving case

NORWALK, Connecticut (WABC) -- A Connecticut man is fighting a ticket for distracted driving after he says the police officer confused his hash brown patty for a cellphone. Jason Stiber was cited last April on Post Road. He stopped at McDonald's on his way to work and says he was eating a hash brown


Bills calling for reopening of highway stops garner support

The North Stonington Welcome Center is closed and now used for storage at the rest area located off Interstate 95 south near Exit 92. The bathrooms are open from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Several local state lawmakers have proposed bills to reopen the state's highway rest stops and welcome centers. (Da


Shelter Island Police Department blotter

Those named in arrest reports or receiving police summonses have not been convicted of a crime. In court, the charges against them may be reduced or withdrawn or the defendants may be found not guilty.


Brookhaven, Babylon going to court to block Suffolk Civil Service director

The towns will seek a temporary restraining order to keep County Executive Steve Bellone's appointee Jo-Anne Taormina from working as Suffolk personnel officer. Brookhaven and Babylon towns are going to court Monday to block County Executive Steve Bellone’s appointee Jo-Anne Taormina from working as


Hampton Bays Opened Hearts To Host 20,000 For NYPD Hero's Funeral

HAMPTON BAYS, NY — The words "it takes a village" or, rather, a hamlet, were never more true than in Hampton Bays this week, as an entire community of residents, business owners, volunteers and town officials worked hand in hand and and opened their hearts to welcome about 20,000 mourners as NYPD De


Local roundup: Killingly trio reaches State Open wrestling semifinals

New Haven — Dan Charron (106 pounds), Mike Charron (113), and Derek Turner (170) of Killingly are among five Eastern Connecticut Conference wrestlers who reached the CIAC State Open semifinal round on Friday at the Floyd Little Athletic Center.


Ghost Hunters to Spend Night in ‘Haunted’ Connecticut Restaurant

A team of paranormal investigators will be spending Saturday night at a "haunted" Connecticut restaurant. People at the Twisted Vine Restuarant in Derby have been reporting eerie sights — like the shadow of a child and moving furniture.


Mastic Liquors and the lore of two front doors

When the two-story Parr Gas Station was being constructed along Montauk Highway 100 years ago, local lore has it that Suffolk County was considering changing the flow of the road. It could either go on the south or north side of the building.


1803 Southold Church Receives Sacred Sites Grant

SOUTHOLD, NY — A church in Southold that dates back to 1803 has received grant funding to help usher the iconic structure into the future. The New York Landmarks Conservancy has announced 16 "Sacred Sites" grants, totaling $241,500, awarded to historic religious properties throughout New York State,


Suffolk Police Issue Alert for Missing Huntington Station Teen

Huntington Station, NY - February 22, 2019 - Suffolk County Police Second Squad detectives are seeking the public's help to locate a teen that went missing earlier this month. Dennis Perez-Aguilar, 15, of 18 East 20th St., was last seen in Huntington Station, on February 14. Perez-Aguilar is 5 feet


Man Caught Trying To Enter Vehicle In Clinton: Police

CLINTON, CT — A Westbrook man was arrested after police say he was seen attempting to enter a parked vehicle in Clinton on Friday night. Police responded to the upper end of Cow Hill Road at about 7:45 p.m. on Feb. 22 on the report of a person who was seen walking through a yard and attempting to en


Sag Harbor's 'HarborfFost' Unfolds Saturday

SAG HARBOR, NY — One of the East End's most beloved winter events kicks off Saturday in Sag Harbor, as HarborFrost is set to delight. "HarborFrost: Fire And Ice" takes place Saturday from 1 p.m. to 6 p.m. at 1 Long Wharf.


4 Suspects Sought In Norwich Police, FBI Drug Investigation

NORWICH, CT — The Norwich Police Department is asking for the public's help in finding four suspect wanted in connection with a joint narcotics investigation with the FBI, Connecticut State Police, Groton Town and Waterford police departments.


Southold Blotter: Greenport woman caught driving drunk in Peconic

Southold Town police arrested a Greenport woman for driving drunk on Route 48 in Peconic Saturday night. After Nancy Marshall, 48, was stopped around 11:45 p.m. for having an expired inspection sticker, an officer found she was intoxicated.


Shelter Island Reporter Editorial: A promising beginning

It’s still early in the process, but in less than two months, the Shelter Island Board of Education will be adopting a budget proposal for the 2019-20 school year. At that point, voters will have about a month more to contemplate how they will vote on that proposal in May. But it will be too late to