In 2014, with no prior connection to the North Fork, I bought a house in Southold on a wing and a prayer, fingers crossed for a good local community — to go with the irresistible natural appeal of the beaches, farms and vineyards. I had a good vibe. I also knew good vibrations don’t always play out like a Beach Boys song. READ
A pink ribbon attached to a small tree flutters in the breeze along the driveway of the West home in Cutchogue. The cars in the driveway both feature pink silhouettes of a young girl with the name Morgan underneath. Three flower arrangements rest on the porch.
The memory of Morgan West, 9, is ever-present. READ
Six years ago, at only 2 years old, Morgan West was diagnosed with diffuse intrinsic pontine glioma, an inoperable brainstem tumor. READ