I pulled into the driveway of my college apartment after a seven-hour car ride in January 2006 to begin my final semester at St. Bonaventure University when my phone started buzzing. It was Michael Gasparino, a former Times Review Media Group reporter and editor. READ
One Friday morning before heading to work, I decided to vacuum the house — bad decision. My house was neat and clean, but I was expecting company that evening. READ
About two years ago this newspaper conducted a reader survey in which some of you told us one of the biggest improvements you’d like us to make is to hire someone capable of writing a humor column.
For me, this suggestion was no laughing matter. READ
A few weeks ago, my friend Lizzie texted me about joining her at Mountain Jam, a four-day outdoor music festival in Hunter, N.Y., June 2-5. At the time, I was sitting on my couch watching “Chopped” reruns on the Food Network, so I eagerly agreed to go. READ
The event was born out of humble beginnings.
A storm blew across the North Fork overnight during the inaugural Relay For Life, sending participants scrambling for cover. Rain poured. Wind blew. And halfway through, the event was over. READ
Memorial Day is a day to honor those who died in the wars of our nation. It is a somber day of recollection. Many veterans march on this day. READ
It was like a slow-moving storm that began creeping around my consciousness the week before Mother’s Day. I felt irritable, tired and was probably a tad b—– (it rhymes with “witchy”). I’m usually in tune with my emotions, but this time I was stymied.
He’s slower than a tortoise, scrawnier than a Williamsburg hipster and, even if he tried to leap a tall building in a single bound, his feet would barely leave the ground. Yet my 2 1/2-year-old son, Jackson, appears convinced he’s some sort of superhero these days. READ
There may be no exercise more maddening than checking the weather forecast more than a week in advance of a particular day. On weather.com, the monthly tab lists a forecast for 15 consecutive days.
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