I am many miles away from my house in Orient. It’s a beautiful end-of-September day. Shouldn’t I be pulling up in my driveway? The sound of the tires hitting the bird’s-eye gravel. Each time we arrive, I can say we’re safe, we’re home. It’s a semicircular driveway. READ
Call it “North Fork Syndrome.”
It’s been impossible for me to miss the symptoms: heightened rhetoric, ad hominem attacks and a palpable lack of welcome. I speak, of course, of the accusation that someone is “not a local.”
Before I worked full-time, I attended church regularly on Thursday mornings. About six years ago, I spotted a gal who looked vaguely familiar sitting a couple of pews ahead of me. When it was time to exchange the peace, she turned around and faced me. READ
There’s a renewed push in the U.S. Congress for legislation to strengthen the federal government’s activities on Lyme disease, endemic on the North Fork, Shelter Island and all over Long Island.
I experienced a déjà vu moment the other day as I played tennis across the net from Paul May, one of the 11 children of Southold resident John May, who died Aug. 21 at the age of 87. READ
The floodgates have recently opened on the spam folder in my email account and I have a depressing announcement to make, dear reader, for which I apologize in advance: The spam people have won. READ
During my first year as a general assignment reporter here at Times Review, I asked what an editor meant when she used the expression “silly season.”
Nearly a decade later, I recognize this was a, well, silly question. READ
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