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Grant Parpan

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

02/11/15 2:00pm
Experts say native plants like these New England asters are preferred for rain gardens. (Credit: Katharine Schroeder, file)

Experts say native plants like these New England asters are preferred for rain gardens. (Credit: Katharine Schroeder, file)

A unique program that allowed for a small number of homeowners in Southold and Southampton towns to earn a rebate of up to $500 for installing rain gardens, rain barrels or other forms of “conservation landscaping” on their properties has been expanded to include a portion of Riverhead and other areas.  (more…)

02/07/15 8:00am

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It happened again last month. Jack McGreevy sent a letter to the editor and we received several angry responses.

Mr. McGreevy has developed a reputation as this newspaper’s most polarizing letter writer.

The Mattituck man has his opinions on a wide variety of topics, some of which, particularly his views on marriage, have been known to offend many, myself included.  (more…)

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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