Throughout the week, we do our best to offer you local news that hits close to home. With a wide network of Patch sites across Long Island, we thought we'd also make available a round-up of news from our East End sites.
For Assemblyman Dan Losquadro, R-Shoreham, a mandated Long Island Sound flyover route for Hamptons-bound helicopters is a “fix that didn’t fix anything.” Urged by Sen. Charles Schumer, the a new rule that requires “helicopter pilots to use the New York North Shore Helicopter Route when operating along the North Shore of Long Island.”
But residents of Mattituck and nearby communities continue to complain about constant helicopter noise since the early August ruling. After a debate this week at a Federal Aviation Administration symposium of helicopter route at Brookhaven Town Hall, Losquadro said that all the feds did was “squeeze the balloon” of helicopter transitioning paths further east — concentrated over Mattiuck — instead of forcing pilots to fly over the water to Orient Point, then swing around to the Hamptons.
A recent Wine Spectator blog post, titled "The Big Grapple: Can Long Island Wines Get Some Respect?" has at least a couple winemakers on the North Fork answering the question themselves: apparently not.
While the opinion piece explores the North Fork's place in the wine world, winemaker Kareem Massoud and Roman Roth, of , and the Grapes of Roth, found themselves stepping up to defend the reputation of the local wine industry after reading what they construed as a biased piece against their home turf.
One week after Suffolk County Legislator Ed Romaine announced he was in the race for Brookhaven Supervisor, he said Modnay he had secured support of the Republican party.
The former Suffolk County clerk will face Democrat Brian Beedenbender, the chief of staff of current Supervisor Mark Lesko, on Nov. 6. Lesko to take a job leading Accelerate Long Island.
"Harvest East End: The Food and Wine Classic," a benefit featuring some of the best drink and food the Twin Forks have the offer, took place Saturday on the Hampton Classic Horse Show grounds in Bridgehampton.
The beneficiaries of Harvest East End are East End Hospice, and the .
, , , , , and were among the winemakers and restaurants represented at the tasting.