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Grant Parpan

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

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07/21/14 8:00am
Southold Town trustee candidate Abigail Field, left, of Cutchogue signs a petition to create the Women's Equality Party line. The petition was being circulated by a group of fellow Democrats at the King Kullen in Cutchogue Sunday, including Jennifer Maertz of Rocky Point, center, and local committeewoman Lynn Summers of Southold.

Southold Town trustee candidate Abigail Field, left, of Cutchogue signs a petition to create the Women’s Equality Party line. The petition was being circulated by a group of fellow Democrats at the King Kullen in Cutchogue Sunday, including Jennifer Maertz of Rocky Point, center, and local committeewoman Lynn Summers of Southold.

Days after lieutenant governor candidate Kathy Hochul announced she and Gov. Andrew Cuomo intend to run on a new Women’s Equality Party line, local Democrats were out collecting signatures to make sure the line gets added to the ballot in time for the November election. (more…)

07/14/14 2:31pm
Paul and Barbara Stoutenburgh being interviewed in their Cutchogue home in 2011. (Credit: Barbaraellen Koch, file)

Paul and Barbara Stoutenburgh being interviewed in their Cutchogue home in 2011. (Credit: Barbaraellen Koch, file)

When Paul Stoutenburgh was a boy roaming the fields of Cutchogue and fishing in its creeks, it would have been impossible to imagine the impact he’d one day have on the region’s precious natural resources.

But given the gift of hindsight last year, at a ceremony renaming Arshamomaque Pond Preserve in Mr. Stoutenburgh’s honor, county Legislator Al Krupski did his part to put it in perspective.

“He helped change the culture of the town,” Mr. Krupski said of the longtime environmentalist. “He really had a vision of the town going into the future.”

Mr. Stoutenburgh, a longtime Cutchogue resident, died at his home Sunday surrounded by family members. He was 92.

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07/13/14 11:59am
Tim Steiskal of Brookhaven was the winner of the Mighty North Fork Triathlon with a time of 46:36. The event was held at Cedar Beach in Southold Sunday. (Credit: Daniel De Mato)

Tim Steiskal of Brookhaven was the winner of the Mighty North Fork Triathlon with a time of 46:36. The event was held at Cedar Beach in Southold Sunday. (Credit: Daniel De Mato)

Tim Steiskal calls one minute, 10 seconds an “eternity” in a triathlon.

Yet that’s how far behind the leader he was when he made the final transition from bicycle to running in Sunday’s Mighty North Fork Triathlon.

“I really had to hunt,” the Brookhaven hamlet resident said. ”I had to push myself to the limits of where you don’t want to have to push too often.”

It was worth it.  (more…)

07/13/14 11:10am
Jennifer Place of Southold leads the women's division during the Bicycle leg of the Mighty North Fork Triathlon Sunday. (Credit: Daniel DeMato)

Jennifer Place of Southold leads the women’s division during the Bicycle leg of the Mighty North Fork Triathlon Sunday. (Credit: Daniel DeMato)

Jennifer Place has always felt at home in Southold.

It’s where she ran her first triathlon, back in 2007.  It’s also long been where her parents have lived. And for the first time this year, the new Southold resident can also say it’s her hometown.

So even after winning the Mighty North Fork Triathlon at Cedar Beach four other times since 2007, the 40-year-old felt a little added pressure Sunday. That didn’t stop her from finishing in her usual first place spot among female athletes.  (more…)

07/04/14 6:00pm
(Credit: Katharine Schroeder file)

(Credit: Katharine Schroeder file)

The Riverhead Business Improvement District’s annual fireworks show has been canceled due to the rain.

“The weather was just too bad,” said BID past president Ray Pickersgill. “We were told by Bay Fireworks and the Fire Marshal’s office that if the wind was too strong we couldn’t do it. I think the ground is a little shaky because of all the rain, too.”

Ultimately, it was a town fire marshal who made the call, BID vice president Martin Sendlewski said in an email.

The 6 p.m. pre-fireworks concert was canceled earlier Friday, according to the BID.

Mr. Pickersgill said the fireworks will be rescheduled for a later date that has not yet been determined.

 

 

07/04/14 2:00pm
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Jen Becker making hats for newborns and preemies at her home in Southold this week.

At 4 a.m. the morning after my son was born, a nurse ducked into the room as my wife and I were falling asleep and gave him his first bath. When she was done, she swaddled him up tight and placed a red, green and white knit cap on his tiny bald head.

It was two days before Christmas and baby Jackson had his first hat. Even with a dresser drawer full of infant caps, the hospital freebie kept his skull warm long after the holidays.

Perhaps it’s because it was made by hand, or maybe just because it was sturdier than the others, but we loved that darn hat. While we realize he’ll never wear it again, there’s no way we’re tossing it in the garbage any time soon.

It turns out we’re not alone. (more…)