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Grant Parpan

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

01/30/15 8:00am
Following an unselfish act from an opposing team and with the support of his beloved teammates Miguel Borrayo, who has Down syndrome, scored the first points of his school basketball career Jan. 8.

Following an unselfish act from an opposing team and with the support of his beloved teammates Miguel Borrayo, who has Down syndrome, scored the first points of his school basketball career Jan. 8.

It’s not often that a team dogpiles at the center of the basketball court after getting blown out by an opponent. It’s even more rare to see the winning team join in on the celebration.

Then again, moments like the one shared Jan. 8 between the Mattituck and Westhampton Beach seventh grade boys basketball teams are few and far between.  (more…)

01/29/15 6:44pm
Bail remained set at $250 for John Costello following Tuesday's court appearance. (Credit: Carrie Miller)

John Costello following a court appearance last month. (Credit: Carrie Miller, file)

A Suffolk grand jury has indicted the 71-year-old Greenport man accused of being drunk behind the wheel when swerving into oncoming traffic and striking another car and killing its passenger last month, the Suffolk County District Attorney’s office announced Thursday. (more…)

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01/29/15 6:44pm
Bail remained set at $250 for John Costello following Tuesday's court appearance. (Credit: Carrie Miller)

John Costello following a court appearance last month. (Credit: Carrie Miller, file)

A Suffolk grand jury has indicted the 71-year-old Greenport man accused of being drunk behind the wheel when swerving into oncoming traffic and striking another car and killing its passenger last month, the Suffolk County District Attorney’s office announced Thursday. (more…)

01/27/15 5:00pm
The sun sets in Laurel Tuesday after residents across the North Fork spent the day digging out following the blizzard that dropped two feet of snow. (Credit: Lindsay Riemer)

The sun sets in Laurel Tuesday after residents across the North Fork spent the day digging out following the blizzard that dropped two feet of snow. (Credit: Lindsay Riemer)

In New York City they called it a “snor’easter.”

In Nassau County, folks seemed more concerned about whether the Islanders and Rangers would be lacing up the skates at Nassau Coliseum tonight.

But here on the North Fork, we got hit with a blizzard that was pretty much as advertised, even if the aftermath won’t be as challenging as other recent storms.  (more…)

01/25/15 11:17am
A Southold snow plow out in a February 2014 storm. (Credit: Katharine Schroeder, file)

A Southold snow plow out in a February 2014 storm. (Credit: Katharine Schroeder, file)

Update 10:30 p.m. Sunday: Suffolk County Community College has cancelled all classes for Tuesday and Wednesday.

Update 7:30 p.m. Sunday: Gov. Andrew Cuomo is urging commuters to work from home Monday or plan to leave work early Monday because roads — including the Thruway, I-84 and the Long Island Expressway — and public transit networks, including: the LIRR, PATH, Metro North Railroad, and MTA subways and buses may be closed ahead of the evening commute.

Update 7 p.m. Sunday: Stony Brook University has cancelled all classes for Monday and Tuesday.

Update 4:30 p.m. Sunday: 

The North Fork could see between 20 to 30 inches of snow by Tuesday, according to a blizzard warning issued by the National Weather Service.

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01/21/15 8:00am
Joe Townsend shows off the Southold Indian Museum’s collection in 2012. (Credit: Beth Young, file)

Joe Townsend shows off the Southold Indian Museum’s collection in 2012. (Credit: Beth Young, file)

You may soon find glass cases containing Native American artifacts at local businesses and other public spaces around Southold Town. The exhibits are part of a plan the Southold Indian Museum is working on to gain exposure to the museum’s collection of artifacts.  (more…)

01/20/15 3:08pm
The shoreline along the Long Island Sound in Southold during Hurricane Sandy in October 2012. (Credit: JP Stanisic)

The shoreline along the Long Island Sound in Southold during Hurricane Sandy in October 2012. (Credit: JP Stanisic)

Southold Town’s Conservation Advisory Council is urging the Town Board to conduct a coastline study in the hopes of developing a plan for best practices in dealing with coastal erosion, particularly along the Long Island Sound.

Council chairman Peter Young said that as climate change continues to impact the shoreline, the time is now for the town to fund a study with a focus on replenishing beaches.  (more…)

01/08/15 9:33am
Congressman Lee Zeldin addresses his supporters at the Suffolk County GOP gala at Emporium in Patchogue on Election Day. (Credit: John Griffin, file)

Congressman Lee Zeldin addresses his supporters at the Suffolk County GOP gala at Emporium in Patchogue on Election Day. (Credit: John Griffin, file)

Lee Zeldin was given a golden opportunity Sunday.

Appearing on Fox News two days before being sworn in, the freshman Congressman from Shirley was asked about a speech that current House majority whip Steve Scalise had given years earlier to a group of white supremacists in Louisiana, while he was serving in that state’s House of Representatives. Mr. Zeldin, who throughout his campaign described his predecessor as a back-bencher more concerned with advancing the Democratic agenda than progress in the Capitol, had a front-and-center chance to state publicly that one of his Republican colleagues should never have made that appearance.

Instead, he blamed the media.  (more…)