05/08/14 5:00am
05/08/2014 5:00 AM

bands

Welcome to May, friends and neighbors. It took a while but I think winter is finally over. Mother’s Day is this weekend, after which the rule of thumb is you can plant flowers and vegetables. I’m hoping those really chilly mornings and evenings are finished until at least September. I wanted to shut my heat down completely but had to turn it on again a few times. I can’t wait for summer to get here. (more…)

04/27/14 6:00am
04/27/2014 6:00 AM

doctors-without-borders

We’re bombarded daily with disturbing news. The newspapers and TV news programs are full of stuff that sends us reeling. We’re slammed with tragic stories about missing planes, mudslides, kids being shot to death for playing loud music and other senseless killings. Home invasions and robberies are commonplace, drugs are rampant and we have a Congress that acts like babies in dirty diapers. Whew!  (more…)

04/20/14 6:30am
04/20/2014 6:30 AM

books

It was a dark and stormy night. I dragged myself home from an endless stakeout, popped a Dos Equis and sprawled on the couch. Watched a documentary on “Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid,” two historic bank robbers who didn’t look much like Paul Newman and Robert Redford. They were hunted down by Pinkerton’s National Detective Agency, whose motto was “We Never Sleep” and whose posters contained a simple drawing of a staring human eye. The film’s narrator said, “This is where the term ‘private eye’ came from.”  (more…)

04/19/14 6:00am
04/19/2014 6:00 AM

SWRfans

The Deli at Wading River has a large sign in its window. It reads: Good Luck SWR Wildcats Spring Sports. It is now spring, and with the change in the weather to more warmth and sun all our SWR spring teams have been picked and are working out and competing at this point. Best to you, SWR teams, and thank you, Deli at Wading River.  (more…)

04/18/14 6:00am
04/18/2014 6:00 AM

Riley_new

Whew, what an awesome weekend of great weather! Didn’t it feel so nice to be warm outside and not have to wear a coat? I got on the tractor for the first time in 2014. It felt so good to be outdoors after a long snowy winter, which, by the way, I also loved! Well, here we go — let’s grow some awesome fruits and veggies! 

04/17/14 5:00am
04/17/2014 5:00 AM
The Jamesport Fire Department. (Credit: Barbaraellen Koch, file)

The Jamesport Fire Department. (Credit: Barbaraellen Koch, file)

Aquebogue, Jamesport & Northville

Congratulations to Ryan Higgins on receiving Jamesport Fire Department’s Top Responder of the Year award. Your mom and dad (Carol and Paul Higgins) and your brother, Jonathan, congratulate you and are very proud of your outstanding accomplishment. You will always be their “fireman of the year”!  (more…)

04/11/14 5:00am
04/11/2014 5:00 AM
Eager egg seekers take off looking for the golden egg last year. (Credit: Carrie Miller, file)

Eager egg seekers take off looking for the golden egg last year. (Credit: Carrie Miller, file)

Hello, everyone! I hope you had a great couple of weeks. We’ve had some nice weather thrown in but this really has been the winter that just won’t quit. I’m looking forward to spending my mornings reading a book and drinking my tea on the deck but it’s still just a little too cold for that. Cross your fingers that these 20- to 30-degree morning temperatures end soon because I’m just about done with being cold.  (more…)

03/30/14 6:00am
03/30/2014 6:00 AM

Eager egg seekers take off looking for the golden egg last year. (Credit: Carrie Miller, file)

Happy spring, friends and neighbors. Yes it’s officially spring but it sure doesn’t feel like it. We get a couple of days of gorgeous weather then we get a forecast for more snow, which was forecasted for this week. I’m tired of being cold. (more…)