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Grant Parpan

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

06/08/17 6:00am

In an area where some farm families measure their lineage in centuries, new North Fork agricultural operations are launching all the time.

From Wading River to Orient, a handful of startup farms and nurseries plant or sell their first crops each year.

They start off with a business plan and a dream, hoping to carve out their niche in the agricultural legacy of the North Fork.

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06/05/17 7:51am

It was a night to remember for local student performers as East End Arts celebrated the best in school theater at its annual Teeny Awards ceremony at Southampton High School Sunday.

Five student actors from local high schools won awards at this year’s event.

“I am so proud of this year’s group of performers and am thrilled at this incredible opportunity to honor them,” said Teeny Awards coordinator Anita Boyer.

Among the local winners were Mattituck’s Alex Bradley and Colleen Kelly in the categories of lead male and female in a play for their performances in the school’s production of “You Can’t Beat the House.”

Southold’s Connor Vaccariello won in the supporting male in a play category for his work in the Southold/Greenport production of “Almost Maine,” which netted classmate Nestor Menjivar honors for designing the playbill and poster.

In the musical categories, Southold’s Sean Okula and Meg Pickerell won for their supporting roles in “Les Misérables.”

Also honored Sunday were local students on the technical side of these productions, including stage managers and assistant directors. Among those recognized were Gaby Gonzalez, Jessica Scheer, Joy Davis and Cassandra Nine of Mattituck High School; Garrick Hughes and Ginger Hughes of Greenport High School; John Gensler and Andrea Menjivar of Southold High School; and Alison Coffey at Bishop McGann-Mercy High School.

Mattituck High School students Colleen Kelly (from left), Gaby Gonzalez and Alex Bradley pose on the red carpet. (Credit: Elizabeth Wagner)

McGann-Mercy students Gilda DelBianco, Alison Coffey, and Caroline Pierce pose on the red carpet. (Credit: Elizabeth Wagner)

Students from Greenport High School pose on the red carpet. (Credit: Elizabeth Wagner)

Southold High School students pose on the red carpet. (Credit: Elizabeth Wagner)

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04/24/17 4:38pm

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A large portion of the audience at Congressman Lee Zeldin’s first town hall-style event wanted to make it clear to their representative that they’re frustrated with his performance. And the congressman, while remaining on a mostly even keel, showed he was willing to dish it back.  READ

04/23/17 6:00am

Contorting her long, slender frame through the brush at Clark’s Beach in Greenport, village resident Mindy Ryan was reminded of an old game she used to play.

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