Here's a look at the top headlines on the North Fork this week.
From crisis, stems opportunity, some people say.
Danielle Fogarty is one of those people.
Following a scary bout with an eating disorder a decade ago that landed her in the hospital on multiple occasions, the Cutchogue resident has rebounded in recent years to not only turn that experience around into a positive one, but most recently was named a candidate for the Long Island chapter of the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society's Man/Woman of the Year Award.
Aquebogue Man Arraigned in Relation to Fatal Crash
Robert Beodeker, the man whose car struck and killed two pedestrians on the Meadowbrook Parkway on March 4, was arraigned Thursday at First District Court in Hempstead.
According to the Nassau County District Attorney's office, Beodeker, 50, of Aquebogue, was arraigned before Judge Tammy Robbins on a grand jury indictment charging him with aggravated vehicular homicide and other felonies.
Coast Guard Rescues Montauk Fisherman With Severed Finger
A fishermen who severed his finger while out at a sea on Wednesday afternoon was flown to Eastern Long Island Hospital in Greenport for emergency medical care.
The Coast Guard said its rescue helicopter medically evacuated a 23-year-old Montauk man who hurt himself while working with fishing gear aboard the 52-foot fishing vessel Sea Smoke.
The Southold Town Board discussed the topics of signs at beaches on Tuesday morning, considering during two separate conversations whether or not one main kiosk per beach – featuring information about the beach, the local habitat and more – was something they would like to move forward with.
O'Mally's Goes Up for Sale
O'Mally's the Route 48 bar and restaurant in Southold best known for its wide selection of burgers, is up for sale.
Propietor Phil Mannino said that at age 75, it's time for him to move onto greener pastures – though until any sale is complete, business is as usual at the joint.
After discussing the plan with village trustees last month, Greenport Mayor David Nyce presented a plan to Southold Town Board members on Tuesday morning that would create an 'Eco-Energy Park' on about nine acres the village owns bordering the Long Island Sound.
The parcel, known as Clark's Beach, falls outside the incorporated village bounds, and as a plot within Southold Town, and Nyce said on Tuesday he and village leaders are hoping to partner with the town in making the project come to life.
Emergency Levee Repair Funds Coming to North Fork Farms
More than 700 acres of North Fork farmland are in danger of flooding after Superstorm Sandy damaged 4.5 miles of levees, but now the U.S. Department of Agriculture has deemed the levees eligible for emergency repair funding.
U.S. Sens. Charles Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand announced Tuesday that although coastal levees were initially excluded from $180 million in emergency watershed protection funding that was part of the federal Hurricane Sandy relief bill, the USDA has now agreed to provide the funding for Cutchogue and Orient levees.
Salamander's Sliding Around the Corner
After 15 years in its current location, Salamanders is heading around the corner to Front Street.
Currently on First Street just north of IGA, the market that holds two indoor seats will be boasting 25 times the capacity at its new spot, in the space at 38 Front St., next to The Market, formerly occupied by Albertson Realty.
Cops: Riverhead Man Arrested With Loaded Gun in Car
Following what police called a report of a "man causing a disturbance at a Mattituck residence," a Riverhead man was arrested with a loaded gun and marijuana in his car, police said.
Town Eyes Dispatch Center Updates
Town leaders are beginning to explore the feasibility of updating the police station's dispatch system, which Chief Martin Flatley said on Tuesday morning could free up space in the dispatch room for another station – a valuable asset in the case of an emergency such as last year's storm.
Flatley spoke before the town board at its work session in Town Hall, noting that he had one vendor come in to give a ballpark estimate recently. However upon receiving the price – $250,000 to $300,000 – Flatley wanted to double check with the town board to see if it's even worth considering.
Plum Island Zoning Hearing Less Than 1 Month Out
After town planners suggested land use ideas for Plum Island last fall, a public hearing on the suggestions will take place in a little under a month.
Since added to the list of suggested zoning plans is the creation of a Marine II zone, which would accommodate ferry access to the island, the status of which still remains up in the air as federal funding for Plum Island's replacement remains hard to come by.