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Town Focus: Day 5 in Mattituck

A view of the Mattituck Inlet from Wickham

A view of the Mattituck Inlet from Wickham Avenue. (Jan. 3, 2012) Credit: Erin Geismar

As I’ve met people in and around Mattituck this week, almost everyone has asked where I was coming from and then laments the long drive.

But as I wrap up this month’s Town Focus, I have to say, I’m going to miss spending my mornings passing through the beautiful North Fork. Each hamlet seems to have its own identity but the people who live there move comfortably between them as they work, live and play.

In Mattituck, I met just as many people from Southold and Cutchogue as I did locals, but they each thought of Mattituck as their own. They came to the central hamlet for work or to eat and shop on Love Lane, which was always busy and the people there always friendly. They appreciated the miles of open land, the limited commercial development and the easy access to both the Long Island Sound and Peconic Bay.

Today, look for the full story on Mattituck’s history and a video to accompany it. Also look for a story on the Mattituck Presbyterian Church and its role in hosting John’s Place, a homeless outreach program, which I attended last night.

Thanks for following me throughout the week on LI Now, Twitter and Foursquare. As usual, there were too many great story suggestions to get to them all, but that doesn’t mean you won’t see them eventually, so keep following.

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