Steven Skrynecki

New Southampton Police Chief’s First Stop: Flanders

[caption id="attachment_34621" align="alignright" width="350"] Steven Skrynecki at FRNCA's March 29 special meeting.  |  Gianna Volpe photo[/caption] The working class hamlet of Flanders was one of incoming Southampton Town Police Chief Steven Skrynecki’s first stops as he began meeting with constituents in late March. Chief Skrynecki, whom Southampton Town Supervisor Jay Schneiderman introduced as “an expert in street crime” at a March 29 special meeting of the Flanders, Riverside and Northampton

A Permaculture Paradise for Hampton Bays?

[caption id="attachment_33718" align="alignnone" width="600"] The caretaker cottage near Squiretown Park, which the Ecological Culture Initiative hopes to use as a headquarters while working on a transformative vision for Hampton Bays.[/caption] There was a time when the idea of a Green Revolution meant an increase in crop yields through use of fertilizers, pesticides and hybridization of seeds, but the green revolution planned by a group of Hampton Bays-based ecologists is taking the
East End Faces

East End Faces: Paul & Linda Nuszen

[caption id="attachment_33405" align="alignnone" width="500"] Paul and Linda Nuszen | Gianna Volpe photo[/caption] We found Paul and Linda Nuszen, owners of Southampton's Windows & Walls Unlimited, having breakfast at Star Confectionary (aka Papa Nick's) in Riverhead on March 2. Paul Nuszen: We're here enjoying the Riverhead atmosphere because Linda was doing an interview at WRIV, talking about the organization that she founded called The Beading Hearts and the Look Up for
East End Faces

East End Faces: Karen Comneck

[caption id="attachment_32987" align="aligncenter" width="500"] Karen Comneck | Gianna Volpe photo[/caption] We found Karen Comneck celebrating with a glass of McCall Sauvignon Blanc at Mattituck's a Mano on March 1, after finding out she is cancer-free. "They say I'm the woman who saved her own life. Cancer was found in my left breast. I was first diagnosed as a pre-cancer patient — but, when they did the lumpectomy they found out that
Business News

In Greenport: A barista and a craftsman make art of beans and wood

[caption id="attachment_3363" align="alignnone" width="600"] Greenport Mayor David Nyce with the new bar he built at Aldo's this spring.[/caption] For the past year, Greenport’s iconic coffeemaker, Aldo Maiorana, and Greenport Mayor David Nyce have had a running joke in which the mayor, an accomplished furniture craftsman, said he should build Aldo a bar. Last winter, the running joke evolved into a six-month series of conversations between Mr. Nyce, Aldo and Aldo's girlfriend,