06/18/17 5:58am
06/18/2017 5:58 AM

Even to this day, with kids, a wife and a home of my own, every single phone call with my father ends with the same parting words: “Be careful driving.”

I could call my dad today and tell him I’ve decided to move to a tree house in the forest, where I’ll live off the land and avoid using anything that runs on an engine and the old man would still utter that last line before hanging up.

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05/28/17 6:00am
05/28/2017 6:00 AM

Unless you’re looking for it, the Edwards Farm in Orient can easily escape your notice.

You come upon it on the south side of Main Road just west of Latham Sand & Gravel and less than a mile before you reach the entrance to the Orient Point ferry. The Edwards name is nowhere to be found on a small beige sign with red lettering that identifies the property only as a “Peconic Land Trust Preserve.” READ

05/10/17 7:30am
05/10/2017 7:30 AM

Demitri Hampton knew exactly what he wanted to be in life, his family members say. He was going to pursue a career in forensic science.

Demitri excelled in the subject while a student at Suffolk County Community College and he believed he’d one day apply those skills to help collect evidence to solve crimes.  READ