Thatched Cottage Bankruptcy Auction Set

Thatched Cottage Bankruptcy Auction Set

The Thatched Cottage catering hall in Centerport and its property will be sold in a court-ordered bankruptcy auction next month.

Inspections and viewings for prospective bidders are scheduled for Monday, Sept. 8 from 10 a.m.-1 p.m., and Monday, Sept. 15 from 3-6 p.m., with the on-site auction set for Wednesday, Sept. 24 at noon. Registration will begin an hour earlier, according to a posting by Maltz Auctions, which is conducting the sale.

Read on for the full details on the bankruptcy proceedings, including exclusive thoughts from Thatched Cottage owner himself, Ralph Colamussi!

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Life Is Good After ‘Shipwreck’ Makeover

Life Is Good After ‘Shipwreck’ Makeover

The town is still buzzing about Tim’s Shipwreck Diner in Northport, which 3 weeks ago got a visit from “Extreme Home Makeover” star Ty Pennington.

He arrived on Aug. 14 and gave owner Tim Hess the joyous shock of a lifetime with the help of hundreds of local volunteers for a new reality T.V. show.

While Hess was whisked away on a Montauk fishing trip, those volunteers, led by Pennington, completed a break-neck two-day rebuild of the diner powered by volunteer labor.

Hess said he’s still pinching himself at his good fortune – and the devotion of his customers.

Read on for our exclusive interview with Hess and his girlfriend, as they give us the scoop about life since the renovation!

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Elijah Churchill's Slapped With Music Suit

Elijah Churchill's Slapped With Music Suit

Nine Long Island establishments, including Northport’s Elijah Churchill’s Public House, were served with copyright infringement lawsuits on Monday – an action taken by licensing company American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers (ASCAP) following what company representatives said were “at least two dozen attempts” to “license and educate” proprietors who allegedly allowed the illegal use of songs by ASCAP artists in their venues.

In order to legally host acts playing the copyrighted music of a musician that ASCAP protects, business owners must pay a fee. The nine businesses in question have not paid that fee despite multiple warnings, ASCAP Executive Vice President of Licensing Vincent Candilora said.

Read on to learn more about the ASCAP's actions, and how they have affected those businesses ASCAP deemed in violation!

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