04/20/14 6:30am
04/20/2014 6:30 AM

books

It was a dark and stormy night. I dragged myself home from an endless stakeout, popped a Dos Equis and sprawled on the couch. Watched a documentary on “Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid,” two historic bank robbers who didn’t look much like Paul Newman and Robert Redford. They were hunted down by Pinkerton’s National Detective Agency, whose motto was “We Never Sleep” and whose posters contained a simple drawing of a staring human eye. The film’s narrator said, “This is where the term ‘private eye’ came from.”  (more…)

04/19/14 4:00pm
04/19/2014 4:00 PM
On the hunt for Easter eggs Saturday morning in Southold. (Credit: Katharine Schroeder)

On the hunt for Easter eggs Saturday morning in Southold. (Credit: Katharine Schroeder)

The Southold Town Police Benevolent Association held its annual Easter egg hunt on the grounds of Southold School Saturday morning. Volunteers from the PBA and from NJROTC were on hand to help organize the event. (more…)

04/19/14 6:00am
Our Lady of Good Counsel R.C. Church, Mattituck. (Credit: Katharine Schroeder)

Our Lady of Good Counsel R.C. Church, Mattituck. (Credit: Katharine Schroeder)

Easter and Passover both celebrate spring and hope. You may be interested to know that they were destined to coincide. The First Council of Nicaea in 325 A.D. determined that Easter should always fall on the first Sunday after the first full moon following the vernal equinox.

As a result, Easter remained without a fixed date but proximate to the full moon, which coincided with the start of Passover on the 15th of Nissan. A happy, liberating Passover and Easter to all!  (more…)

04/15/14 7:00am
Peconic Lane Community Center. (Credit: File)

Peconic Lane Community Center. (Credit: File)

Local author Phil Burns is scheduled to give a book talk at the Peconic Community Center on April 27 at 3 p.m.

Mr. Burns of Southold, who spent 40 years with the New York City Fire Department and retired as a deputy chief in 2003, will be reading from his three books that chronicled his career.

Mr. Burns was the 11th Division commander for 10 years and spent seven months at ground zero.

For more information, contact Southold Free Library at 631-765-2077