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Grant Parpan

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

08/18/14 4:00pm
The former Shamrock property was purchased by Love Lane Acquisitions in August 1994. (Credit: judy Ahrens, file)

The former Shamrock property was purchased by Love Lane Acquisitions in August 1994. (Credit: Judy Ahrens, file)

20 years ago this week

‘Downtown’ New Suffolk purchased

A company headed by former Southold Town Planning Board chairman Henry Raynor of Mattituck purchased the three acres in the heart of the New Suffolk waterfront for $800,000 at a foreclosure auction Aug. 15, 1994, according to that week’s issue of The Suffolk Times. The property included The Galley Ho restaurant (or the Ho as it was referred to in the article), the former North Fork Shipyard, the former New Suffolk Post Office/general store and an old oyster factory, we reported in that week’s issue of The Suffolk Times.  (more…)

08/18/14 8:00am
(Credit: The Corcoran Group)

An indoor horse riding ring has been proposed for this Matttitucke estate. (Credit: The Corcoran Group)

Two weeks after an advertisement for an indoor riding academy in Mattituck created a stir at a Southold Town Planning Board meeting, a site plan application for a different indoor riding facility in the hamlet is now before the board. And this one could eventually be surrounded by a number of custom built homes. (more…)

08/15/14 12:00pm
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Ezra Fife re-enacts finding a note on his work pickup telling him that a good Samaritan found something he dropped before meeting his wife Cori and son York to see a movie. (Credit: Barbaraellen Koch)

What would you do if you found $800 underneath a pickup truck parked at a shopping center?

That’s the dilemma 15-year-old Matti Gibson faced on Sunday afternoon outside the Rite Aid store in the Mattituck Plaza. (more…)

08/15/14 10:00am
Clerk

Christine Stulsky, center, after she was released on a $10,000 bond in March.

The former Southold Town Justice Court clerk accused of stealing more than $50,000 from the town’s bail account has filed a breach of contract claim against the town in an attempt to receive retiree health insurance benefits and other payments, according to a notice of claim filed in June.  (more…)

08/08/14 8:00am
A stop-work order has been issued at the Showalter Farms property on Main Road in Mattituck, where this barn was resided and another pre-fab barn was delivered before the owners received building permits or site plan approval, town officials said.

A stop-work order has been issued at the Showalter Farms property on Main Road in Mattituck, where this barn was resided and another pre-fab barn was delivered before the owners received building permits or site plan approval, town officials said.

If Thursday’s public hearing before the Southold Town Zoning Board of Appeals is any indication, Showalter Farms’ proposal to open a riding academy on Main Road in Mattituck might take longer to receive approvals than it once seemed(more…)

08/07/14 10:41am
We're here!

We’re here! Town engineer Jamie Richter was among the first town officials off the boat at Fishers Island Thursday. (Credit: Grant Parpan photos)

It’s not often that on the way home from a Southold Town Board meeting a crowd of town officials gathers on the deck of a ferry boat to watch as a nuclear submarine passes by.

Then again, the town only meets on Fishers Island once each year.  (more…)

08/06/14 2:23pm
The Hunter's Creek location on Bergen Avenue in Mattituck, already in operation, is run by horse trainers Salvatore Gandolfo Jr. and Danielle Gandolfo. They are now looking to lease property and operate a Main Road horse farm, also in Mattituck, being planned by Showalter Farms LLC. (Credit: Grant Parpan)

The Hunter’s Creek location on Bergen Avenue in Mattituck, already in operation, is run by horse trainers Salvatore Gandolfo Jr. and Danielle Gandolfo. They are now looking to lease property and operate a Main Road horse farm, also in Mattituck, being planned by Showalter Farms LLC. (Credit: Grant Parpan)

When horse trainer Lucille Sullivan opened the May 14 issue of Today’s Equestrian magazine, she was surprised to see an advertisement for a riding academy relocating to a property just six miles from her Southold farm.

The ad boasted that the new facility on Main Road in Mattituck would feature two state-of-the-art outdoor rings, an indoor arena, an obstacle field, a bridle path around the property, a round pen, large grass paddocks and newly finished stalls.

“We also have quality ponies for sale and lease,” the advertisement read.  (more…)

08/04/14 2:12pm
The LIE will be closed from exits 71 to 73 the next two nights. (Credit: Google Earth)

The LIE will be closed from exits 71 to 73 the next two nights. (Credit: Google Earth)

The Riverhead exits of the Long Island Expressway will be closed the next two nights as  ”structural improvements” are made to a bridge over the Long Island Rail Road tracks, a New York State Department of Transportation spokesperson said Monday. (more…)