Aidan Walker will be Southold’s first strings student to play in NYSSMA’s All-State music festival. (Credit: Jen Nuzzo)
Southold High School senior Aidan Walker’s résumé lists activities typical for any high achiever: varsity soccer, basketball and tennis. Senior class president. Quiz Bowl team, National Honor Society and DECA.
But now, Aidan has added another accomplishment to that list that is unique in Southold school district history.
Who knew that the program that has become integral to saving eastern Long Island from the sprawl that has overtaken much of the western portion of the island — the Peconic Bay Community Preservation Fund (CPF) — has its origin in a program created on Nantucket by a native Long Islander? READ
At one time or another we’ve all stamped our feet and cried out to the universe: “It’s not fair!” Tantrum? Of course, because in reality whatever caused our pain wasn’t fair — but who says life is always fair? What screws us up the most is the story in our heads of how things should be. READ
There are birthday celebrations that are given to you, and then there are the ones you give yourself. READ
It’s a tradition as old as food itself: sharing a meal with others.
With the passing of “Focus on Nature” columnist Paul Stoutenburgh, the recent retirement of Louisa Hargrave’s “The Oeno Files” wine column and the previous semi-retirement of my own “The Observer” column, there’s just one columnist left standing when it comes to continuous longevity of service to this newspaper. (more…)
The North Fork used to be the quiet, sleepy neighbor of the Hamptons. Unfortunately, that is no longer true.
The community of Orient — and the greater North Fork community — came out strong this past March to oppose increased truck traffic on the single road that runs through our hamlet.
“Chris Cuddihy is at it again.”
So began the Facebook message we received over the weekend, telling us that the Riverside man who’s rowed across the Atlantic Ocean, ran seven marathons on seven continents in seven days, and run around downtown Riverhead for 24 hours straight — four times — was now running across Suffolk County to raise funds for veterans in the area. READ
I don’t think Nintendo’s newest gaming system can save the princess this time.