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Katharine Schroeder

Katharine is a writer and photographer who has lived on the North Fork for nearly 40 years, except for three-plus years in Hong Kong a decade ago, working for the actor Jackie Chan. She lives in Cutchogue. Email Katharine

SCCC culinary students to prepare Thanksgiving dinners for CAST

Students at SCCC's culinary school will prepare 200 Thanksgiving dinners for North Fork residents.

Diocese of Rockville Centre introduces compensation program for victims of clergy sex abuse

The Independent Reconciliation and Compensation Program provides survivors a way to move forward with claims and receive financial compensation.

Photos: North Fork Community Theatre presents a musical Young Frankenstein

The North Fork Community Theater kicks off its 60th season with a musical version of a class Mel Brooks comedy.

After accident leaves him paralyzed, retired teacher Bob Jester battles his chronic pain with virtual reality

Former Riverhead science teacher Bob Jester didn't want to become dependent on opioids after a fall broke his back, so he turned to an unconventional alternative to manage his chronic pain: virtual reality.

Local student tackles art project as big as a barn

Using the side of an old barn as her canvas, Olivia Buzohoski paints a field of sunflowers on Oregon Road in Cutchogue.

Photos: A step back in time at Hallockville Museum Farm’s country fair

Farm animals, folk art demonstrations and a quilt show were some of the features at Hallockville Museum Farm's country fair.

Mattituck, Jamesport firefighters extinguish blaze in Laurel

The blaze in Laurel began in the kitchen area and quickly spread, causing substantial damage to the unoccupied building.

Shelter Helpers fundraiser aims to involve local businesses and community members to help animals in need

Shelter Helpers needs donations of yard sale items and also encourages local businesses to help raise money for the North Fork Animal Welfare League's Riverhead shelter.

Experts: ‘Every season is tick season’

As Lyme disease and other tick-borne illnesses have continued to spread. Learn about them and how to protect yourself at a forum in Peconic on Sept. 5.

Toxic rust tide returns to local bays

Although not dangerous to humans, the rust tide is toxic to marine life.