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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

Aquebogue Elementary School transforms into teddy bear clinic for the day

Kindergartners at Aquebogue Elementary School become doctors for the day and treat "injured" stuffed animals in a program sponsored by the Trauma Center at Stony Brook Children's Hospital.

The North Fork welcomes the osprey back

After a long and often perilous journey from their winter residences in South America, the osprey have returned to the North Fork. Osprey, also known...

County legislature approves $2 million funding boost for college fitness and sports center on Riverhead campus

Suffolk County Community College's sports and fitness center, plagued by delays, goes over budget. In a split vote Tuesday night, the county legislature approved additional funding.

Photos: Fourth annual St. Patrick’s Day parade in Jamesport

Pipe bands, community groups and local fire departments paraded down Main Road in Jamesport today for the East End Emerald Society's Fourth Annual St. Patrick's Day Parade.
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Buddhist meditation center in contract to purchase historic Grange Hall

Historic Grange Hall, located on Sound Avenue in Northville, is in contract to be sold to a Buddhist meditation center.

‘Grassroots Town Hall for Unity’ meeting planned by local social justice advocates

“It’s an invitation to activism for people who are not already involved in some sort of social issue but who are concerned about the future of social justice in this particular political moment."

Climate change is threatening local birds – and why you should care

Over 300 species of birds in North America are at risk due to climate change, but there are things we can all do to help.

Local insurance agent will venture in for a swim with the sharks to raise money for Aid to the Developmentally Disabled

The Third annual Shamrock Shindig takes place on March 16 at the Long Island Aquarium and features an evening of Irish charm, great food, live music — and a shark tank dunk for good luck.

North Fork Profile Gene Casey: Making music, loving life and feeling blessed, he’s looking forward to new CD release and upcoming...

“I’m doing OK. I work hard but I’m doing more and more and doing it better. I never had dreams of being a superstar; I’m not an aggressive self-obsessed pop-star type. I’m enjoying what I do and I feel blessed.”

L.I. Winterfest returns for its 10th year: Month-long event expands beyond the region’s wineries

LI Winterfest will be bigger and better than ever as it celebrates its 10th year, organizers say.
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