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We Have a Keeper

April 23, 2015 | By Colin Ambrose, Estia’s Little Kitchen | The basics are solid at Highway Restaurant and Bar. The space is large with many seating options for both large and small parties. The service is consistent and highly attentive. Best of all, there’s a meet-your-needs satisfaction in all of the dishes that emerge from the kitchen. Don’t choose this “Diner” if you’re interested in fancy food plated with tweezers. But run there as fast as you can if you crave a solid meal featuring well prepared comfort food sourced from the highest quality growers and suppliers. You will leave very satisfied…and you’ll come back for more.

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Is It Cash or Is It Credit? The Real Deal

February 23, 2015 | By Barbara Albom, Esq. & Nicholas J. Ferrar, Esq. | Having faith in the “All Cash” buyer and getting the deal closed according to plan | In the face of a recovering real estate market, a recent trend gaining steam is that of homebuyers making “all cash” offers. Sellers are often all too eager to jump at these offers, even when higher bids are on the table, relying instead on the purchaser’s assurances of a quick closing – typically thirty days in this scenario. While these buyers usually do have sufficient assets to purchase the property with cash – and do, in many cases, initially intend to close with all-cash in the agreed-to time frame – the reality is…

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Smart Insurance | Renting your home is an insurance red flag!

February 23, 2015 | By Timothy L. Brenneman, CIC | Renting your home for any reason is an insurance “red flag” that should trigger a detailed consultation with your insurance broker or provider. The reason: the exclusions and limitations for renting your home throughout a typical homeowner insurance contract. In a worst-case scenario, renting your home could actually void your protection. This isn’t to say that you can’t acquire the protection needed; rather, the standard homeowner policy may not be the right vessel.

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Porschefiles Take Note!

February 23, 2015 | By Dean Silvera | This 1972 Porsche 911E Targa was rebuilt to perfection | Sports car Graphic Magazine said in January 1965: “Probably the biggest attraction in owning a Porsche is the mystique”. If you identify as a Porschefile, you know what that means! And it still holds true nearly five decades after the first model was introduced. 1965 model year cars sold for $5,995 USD. Those early Porsche 911’s (1965-1973) are scarce today and have become highly collectible. The cars with provenance and original engines are in the highest demand, easily commanding in the six figures when trading hands.

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Cooking up an Icon

February 23, 2015 | By Colin Ambrose, Estia’s Little Kitchen | Chef Gerry Hayden and his pastry chef bride Claudia Flemming have pushed the dining experience at their restaurant to the forefront of New York’s white tablecloth scene. Emerging from a combined twenty-year career in the famed Manhattan kitchens of Aureole and Gramercy Tavern, the couple chose a federal style building on the edge of Southold’s Route 25 in the heart of North Fork Wine Country.

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Being Who You Are

February 23, 2016 | By Emmanuel Faccio, M.D. | Julia, a forty-one year old woman, recently came to my office and described herself as “feeling stuck”. “I’ve made so many bad decisions in my personal and professional life”, she said. “For a long time now, I’ve felt stuck, like I don’t know how to move forward”. Not surprisingly, when Julia arrived at my office she didn’t appear as someone who was thriving. She looked exhausted and depleted.