Articles by

Grant Parpan

Grant Parpan is the executive editor for Times/Review Newsgroup.

01/29/19 5:20am

Every so often, Peconic farmer Fred Lee is approached by someone who wants to know how he had the foresight to convert his farm to organic more than a decade ago.

The move, which saw the farm become certified organic in 2007 but began several years earlier, came just ahead of a dramatic shift in more consumers seeking healthier, organically farmed produce.

“Some people say, ‘Wow you really switched at the right time. You’re a marketing genius,’ ” Mr. Lee said.

But the transition, he added, was more fortuitous than clairvoyant and more a personal decision than one dictated by market trends.  (more…)

01/03/19 6:00am

A funny thing happened in places all across the world Dec. 14, as people everywhere from Missouri to New Zealand were treated to random acts of kindness by strangers taking part in the $100 movement.

Just ask customers of North Fork Roasting Co. in Southold, who learned their coffee had been paid for by an individual who donated $100 to be spent on others that day. READ

12/10/18 7:29am

This weekend we tagged along on the Oysterponds Historical Society’s Holiday House tour to check out two historic places in Orient.  READ