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A "Welcome to Mattituck" sign lets visitors know they have arrived in the hamlet. (Jan. 9, 2012) Credit: Erin Geismar

  • Love Lane in Mattituck back in the early Mattituck’s Love Lane once ‘an old, old foot path’

    Primarily a community that lived off the land and the water, Mattituck began to change in 1844, when the Long Island Rail Road completed its line to Greenport with a station in Mattituck.

  • Ryan Cavanaugh, 15, of Hampton Bays, volunteers at Mattituck church helps homeless each week

    Burgers were sizzling on a grill outside the Mattituck Presbyterian Church and a dedicated crew of volunteers was set up in the kitchen ready to serve dinner for between 40 and 80 people. At John’s Place, the weekly homeless outreach program hosted by Mattituck Presbyterian and by St. Agnes Roman Catholic Church in Greenport, the most homeless that have attended in one night was 85, said Caren Heacock, pastoral care assistant at the Mattituck church.

  • Richie L’Hommedieu, 34, of Mattituck, was serving food People of Mattituck: Richie L'Hommedieu

    Newsday community journalist Erin Geismar is profiling people she meets in Mattituck, from community leaders to residents she bumps into around town.

  • A view of the Mattituck Inlet from Wickham Town Focus: Day 5 in Mattituck

    Newsday's Erin Geismar continues her week-long visit to the North Fork community.

  • Art Hedler, 76, of Cutchogue has lived in People of Mattituck: Art Hedler

    Newsday community journalist Erin Geismar is profiling people she meets in Mattituck, from community leaders to residents she bumps into around town.

  • Show director Robert Horn watches a rehearsal for Mattituck theater members aim to own it

    Members of Mattituck’s North Fork Community Theatre have just one wish -- to own it.

  • The Mattituck Presbyterian Church is on Sound Avenue Town Focus: Mattituck, Day 4

    Newsday's Erin Geismar continues her week-long visit to the North Fork community.

  • Lori Surozenski, 27, of Mattituck is a People of Mattituck: Lori Surozenski

    Newsday community journalist Erin Geismar is profiling people she meets in Mattituck, from community leaders to residents she bumps into around town.

  • Rosemarie Milowski, 69, of Mattituck, was walking around People of Mattituck: Rosemarie Milowski

    Newsday community journalist Erin Geismar is profiling people she meets in Mattituck, from community leaders to residents she bumps into around town.

  • A Town Focus: Mattituck, Day 3

    Day 3 of Town Focus: Mattituck brings me to another meeting with Norman Wamback, this one for an on-camera interview ...