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Grant Parpan

Grant Parpan is the executive editor for Times/Review Newsgroup.

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04/22/14 8:00am
Alberto Bengolea with three of the 15 horses boarded at the 4-H Camp on Sound Avenue. Veronica, left, was injured after someone cut the fencing on the property and the horses escaped overnight Sunday.

Alberto Bengolea with three of the 15 horses boarded at the 4-H Camp on Sound Avenue. Veronica, left, was injured after someone cut the fencing on the property and the horses escaped overnight Sunday. (Credit: Grant Parpan)

Shortly before 6 a.m. Easter Sunday, Willow Tree Farms owner Mette Larsen was awakened by a Riverhead police officer knocking on her door.

He had come to the Roanoke Avenue horse farm to inform her that he believed eight of her horses had escaped from the property and were roaming free along Sound Avenue. Panic set in for Ms. Larsen, who wondered why her alarm system hadn’t alerted her.

It wasn’t until she had dressed and rushed outside that she realized the horses didn’t belong to her. The eight horses were actually some of the 15 that are kept one mile west at the Dorothy P. Flint 4-H Camp on Sound Avenue.  (more…)

04/13/14 8:40am
This is the spot where we want to meet you at 12:30 p.m. Sunday. (Credit: Katharine Schroeder file)

This is the spot where we want to meet you at 12:30 p.m. Sunday. (Credit: Katharine Schroeder file)

If you live or work in Greenport, we’ll see you at 12:30 p.m. in Mitchell Park.

The Suffolk Times is attempting to gather as many Porters as possible for a “people of Greenport” photo that will appear on the cover of the April 17 issue, which has been dubbed The Greenport Issue.  (more…)

04/09/14 4:07pm
This is the spot where we want to meet you at 12:30 p.m. Sunday. (Credit: Katharine Schroeder file)

This is the spot where we want to meet you at 12:30 p.m. Sunday. (Credit: Katharine Schroeder file)

If you live or work in Greenport, we’ll see you Sunday, April 13 at Mitchell Park.

The Suffolk Times is attempting to gather as many Porters as possible for a “people of Greenport” photo that will appear on the cover of the April 17 issue, which has been dubbed The Greenport Issue.  (more…)

03/09/14 7:00am
Cindy Clifford (from left), Diane Tucci, Debbie Slevin and Megan Heckman sharing a piece of apple crumble pie at the Riverhead Diner and Grill before ordering their breakfast Monday morning. (Barbaraellen Koch Photo)

Cindy Clifford (from left) and Diane Tucci of Riverhead, Debbie Slevin of Hampton Bays and Megan Heckman of Eastport came up with the idea for the Apron Strings Project while having breakfast one morning in Riverhead. (Barbaraellen Koch Photo)

The team of East End women behind the very unique Apron Strings Project will host auditions for the production March 21-22 in Riverhead. (more…)

03/04/14 5:28pm
The Indians held no celebration after the game Tuesday. Instead, they were all business, briefly posing for a picture before turning their attentions to Saturday's regional final. (Credit: Grant Parpan).

The Indians held no celebration after the game Tuesday. Instead, they were all business, briefly posing for a picture before turning their attentions to Saturday’s regional final. (Credit: Grant Parpan).

Up two flights of stairs in an arena that seats more than 4,300, there was the Shelter Island boys basketball team Tuesday, huddled up outside its locker room.

A team with just nine players in uniform, from a school that had never before won a Suffolk County Championship, the realization was just setting in for the Indians that they are now one win away from the New York State Public High School Athletic Association’s biggest stage.

“We’re 32 minutes from Glens Falls,” shouted assistant coach Jim Colligan. “Thirty-two minutes.”

The bus ride to get to the game in White Plains was longer than any before. The Westchester County Center was a larger venue than they’d seen in the past. And yet the Indians came out as strong as ever, posting a 63-35 blowout win over Section I champion Clark Academy of Dobbs Ferry, New York, in the Class D regional semifinals.  (more…)