Articles by

Joseph Pinciaro

05/15/16 12:00pm

Almost exactly a year ago, a former colleague of mine, Michael White, penned a column titled “Seven years in community newspapers.” After seven years with Times Review Media Group, Mike was writing his farewell column. He has since gone on to launch his own website, GreaterPatchogue.com.

And after almost exactly seven years of living on Long Island, it’s now time for me to move on. READ

05/07/16 9:00am

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When she died at age 59 in 2010, Carol Pufahl left a legacy that included a love not only of reading and writing, but of teaching essential skills.

On last Friday, that legacy was put into action at Riverhead Free Library, where El Dia de los Niños (The Day of the Children), which takes place annually at libraries nationwide, received an added boost thanks in large part to the Carol Pufahl Literacy Foundation. READ

05/01/16 6:00am

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More than 37 percent of people age 20 and over are obese, according to the Centers for Disease Control. As if finding time to work out isn’t hard enough — only 20 percent of us exercise regularly — keeping excess weight off is typically a challenge. Arguably a bigger challenge is getting rid of it in the first place.

Enter the Spartan Race. READ

04/25/16 6:00am

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Last Tuesday, during the same meeting at which they officially adopted a long-term agricultural stewardship plan, Suffolk County legislators also gave another nod to the vital role farming plays in the county’s economy. They mandated that the Suffolk County Planning Commission include one member from the agricultural community at all times. READ