CPF growth shows strong real estate market on Shelter Island

REPORTER FILE PHOTO Real estate sales spiked in the first quarter of this year over last year's numbers.

REPORTER FILE PHOTO Real estate sales on Shelter Island spiked in the first quarter of this year over last year’s numbers.

Shelter Island Community Preservation Fund numbers that struggled through the first three quarters of 2014 to show an increase over the previous year, are 50 percent higher in the first four months of this year, according to Assemblyman Fred Thiele Jr. (I-Sag Harbor). Continue reading

CPF growth shows strong real estate market on Shelter Island

REPORTER FILE PHOTO Real estate sales spiked in the first quarter of this year over last year's numbers.

REPORTER FILE PHOTO Real estate sales on Shelter Island spiked in the first quarter of this year over last year’s numbers.

Shelter Island Community Preservation Fund numbers that struggled through the first three quarters of 2014 to show an increase over the previous year, are 50 percent higher in the first four months of this year, according to Assemblyman Fred Thiele Jr. (I-Sag Harbor). Continue reading

Scott Leventhal is the new chef at First & South

Scott Leventhal and Sarah Phillips at First and South restaurant in Greenport on Thursday. (Credit: Vera Chinese)

Scott Leventhal and Sarah Phillips at First and South restaurant in Greenport on Thursday. (Credit: Vera Chinese)

Scott Leventhal’s culinary career might never have begun were it not for a fortuitous bit of eavesdropping on Fire Island in 2006. Leventhal, then a college student with no professional kitchen experience who was looking for a summer gig, overhead the owners of Fire Island’s Houser’s restaurant, bar and hotel say they would be without a chef for the first few weeks of the season. Continue reading