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03/03/15 12:00pm
The Greenport High School Drama Club presents the musical comedy "Once Upon a Mattress." (Credit: Katharine Schroeder)

The Greenport High School Drama Club presents the musical comedy “Once Upon a Mattress.” (Credit: Katharine Schroeder)

The Greenport High School Drama Club presents the musical comedy “Once Upon a Mattress” in the auditorium at Greenport School this week. Based on the fairy tale “The Princess and the Pea,” this hilarious adaptation features music by Mary Rodgers and lyrics by Marshall Barer. (more…)

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03/02/15 4:36pm
Lily Padula. (Credit: Courtesy photo)

Lily Padula. (Credit: Courtesy photo)

An editorial illustrator and 2009 graduate of Mattituck High School, Lily Padula’s work has appeared five times in The New York Times since she graduated from New York City’s School of Visual Arts in 2013.

Her latest NYT piece was published Feb. 15, for a column called “Surviving the Perils of the Quest for a Higher Yield.”

Now living in Brooklyn, Ms. Padula gave northforker.com a peak behind the curtain into what goes on behind the scenes at newspapers that use artwork to tell a story — instead of just photos.

Click here to read the story.

Visit lilypadula.com to see more of her work.

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03/02/15 2:00pm
Steve Ascher said his pitching arm "never felt better" before heading to Florida for spring training in the Tampa Bay Rays system. (Credit: Garret Meade)

Steve Ascher said his pitching arm “never felt better” before heading to Florida this week for spring training in the Tampa Bay Rays system. (Credit: Garret Meade)

It wasn’t what Steve Ascher said so much as the way he said it that made an impression. Asked how his pitching arm felt, his reply bursted with confidence and enthusiasm.

“Awesome!” he said. “It’s never felt better. I’m really excited.”

The explanation may lie in the rest. Following his first professional season last year in the Tampa Bay Rays’ system, Ascher, 21, did something he said he had never done before: He gave his arm an extended rest in the off-season, as recommended by the Rays. (more…)

03/02/15 12:00pm
Congressman Lee Zeldin (R-Shirley) is a House Foreign Affairs Committee member. (Courtesy file photo)

Congressman Lee Zeldin (R-Shirley) is a House Foreign Affairs Committee member. (Courtesy file photo)

In Lee Zeldin, Eastern Long Island has sent to Congress someone who in just two months in office has become a national figure taking on radical Islam.

The rapid rise to prominence of Mr. Zeldin comes as ISIS conducts beheadings, burns alive a captured Jordanian pilot, abducts and rapes women and carries out other heinous, barbarous acts.

At issue at a recent meeting of the House Foreign Affairs Committee, to which Mr. Zeldin was appointed by the House Republican leadership, a rarity for a freshman member, was ISIS and President Obama’s submission to Congress of a war powers measure to fight it. (more…)

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03/02/15 10:00am
Bill Kanz of Orient ice boating on Great Pond in Southold. (Credit: Garret Meade)

Bill Kanz of Orient ice boating on Great Pond in Southold. (Credit: Garret Meade)

Before the invention of the airplane, the fastest moving vehicle on the planet was an ice boat. Ice boats can fly on solidified water. All it takes is a stiff wind, a flat ice surface and an adventurous soul.

Bobby Abel of East Quogue, who has been involved in ice boating for 46 of his 51 years, said it is “like flying on land. There’s nothing like it.” (more…)