Articles by

Grant Parpan

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

01/27/15 5:00pm
7-11 in Riverhead was open for business as the sun set on a day of snow cleanup across the region Tuesday. (Credit: Melanie Drozd)

7-11 in Riverhead was open for business as the sun set on a day of snow cleanup across the region Tuesday. (Credit: Melanie Drozd)

In New York City they called it a “snor’easter.”

In Nassau County, folks seemed more concerned about whether the Islanders and Rangers would be lacing up the skates at Nassau Coliseum tonight.

But here on the North Fork, we got hit with a blizzard that was pretty much as advertised, even if the aftermath won’t be as challenging as other recent storms.

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01/25/15 10:53am
Blizzard 2013 on Long Island

A Riverhead town truck with sand and plow on Pulaski Street during a 2013 blizzard. (Credit: Barbaraellen Koch file)

Update 10:30 p.m. Sunday: Suffolk County Community College has cancelled all classes for Tuesday and Wednesday.

Update 7:30 p.m. Sunday: Gov. Andrew Cuomo is urging commuters to work from home Monday or plan to leave work early Monday because roads — including the Thruway, I-84 and the Long Island Expressway — and public transit networks, including: the LIRR, PATH, Metro North Railroad, and MTA subways and buses may be closed ahead of the evening commute.

Update 7 p.m. Sunday: Stony Brook University has cancelled all classes for Monday and Tuesday.

Update 4:30 p.m. Sunday: 

Riverhead could see between 20 to 30 inches of snow by Tuesday, according to a blizzard warning issued by the National Weather Service.

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01/08/15 9:34am
Congressman Lee Zeldin addresses his supporters at the Suffolk County GOP gala at Emporium in Patchogue on Election Day. (Credit: John Griffin, file)

Congressman Lee Zeldin addresses his supporters at the Suffolk County GOP gala at Emporium in Patchogue on Election Day. (Credit: John Griffin, file)

Lee Zeldin was given a golden opportunity Sunday.

Appearing on Fox News two days before being sworn in, the freshman Congressman from Shirley was asked about a speech that current House majority whip Steve Scalise had given years earlier to a group of white supremacists in Louisiana, while he was serving in that state’s House of Representatives. Mr. Zeldin, who throughout his campaign described his predecessor as a back-bencher more concerned with advancing the Democratic agenda than progress in the Capitol, had a front-and-center chance to state publicly that one of his Republican colleagues should never have made that appearance.

Instead, he blamed the media.  (more…)

01/05/15 4:15pm
Ten of these signs are posted on the doors and windows of Dr. Robert Bernard's longtime practice in Wading River. (Credit: Grant Parpan)

Ten of these signs are posted on the doors and windows of Dr. Robert Bernard’s longtime practice in Wading River. (Credit: Grant Parpan)

Peter Lucas of Aquebogue drove to Wading River Monday to see his longtime physician for blood work.

But when he arrived at Dr. Robert Bernard’s office on Route 25A, he was turned away by 10 signs taped up around the building advising patients that the office is closed and warning that “trespassers will be prosecuted to the full extent of the law. Premises under 24-hour surveillance.”

Mr. Lucas, 66, is one of several patients who reached out to the Riverhead News-Review in recent days searching for answers after the sudden closure of the local doctor’s practice, Family Care Medical Center.  (more…)

01/04/15 8:30am
Members of the U.S. Coast Guard boat into the Mattituck Inlet on the morning Ciro Stellges' body was found in the water. (Credit: Joseph Pinciaro, file)

Members of the U.S. Coast Guard boat into the Mattituck Inlet on the morning Ciro Stellges’ body was found in the water. (Credit: Joseph Pinciaro, file)

There is a common misconception among the public that the media enjoys reporting bad news.

That’s simply not true. I’ve seen a certain look on enough reporters’ faces when they’re asked to call a loved one for an interview after a tragedy to know it’s never easy.

I saw that look too many times in 2014.  (more…)