Those shopping for a Christmas tree are once again faced with the same choice: Buy a pre-cut tree from the store, or drive to the East End and chop it down yourself. Sure, either way the buyer is going home with a tree that will fill their home with that pine-fresh smell and embrace all those special family ornaments. But ask anyone who's grabbed a saw, marched into the woods and hunted down that perfect Douglas Fir or White Spruce—there's nothing like chopping down your own Christmas tree. Whether you're a first-timer or a frequent-flyer looking for a new farm to try, here are 12 Christmas tree farms on Long Island to visit this holiday season to find that perfect tree!
There are currently more than 90 combined vineyards and wineries on Long Island. The North Fork has especially swelled with grape-growing farms, alone boasting more than two-dozen wineries. Aside from producing nationally recognized wines, these Long Island wineries have become prime destinations for visitors attracted to relaxing weekends at rustic, vaulted-ceiling tasting rooms or vibrant outdoor spaces with views of seemingly endless fields of grape vines.
The widening investigation into the pair of drug distribution networks took shape after patrol officers on the East End noticed “a significant upward trend” in heroin and cocaine drug busts beginning last September, the DA’s office said.
The incoming chancellor’s remarks—made the same day as the gathering at East Islip Middle School—consequently carry enormous weight. Education advocates therefore view her acknowledgement that she’d “opt-out” as indication of a historically seismic shift—an alignment, even—away from the state’s long-held support of Common Core, and toward what opponents term “common sense” education policy.
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Christine Stulsky pleaded guilty Wednesday at Suffolk County court to grand larceny.
U.S. Marshals have apprehended a reputed MS-13 gang member who investigators linked to two shootings within a four-day span on the East End, authorities...