Marco and Ann Marie Borghese purchased their Cutchogue vineyard in 1999. (Credit: Jane Starwood, file)
The untimely and tragic deaths of Ann Marie and Marco Borghese have me thinking about the passage of time, particularly insofar as the North Fork’s grape-growing/wine industry is concerned. To the best of my knowledge, the Borgheses were the first second-generation owners/winemakers/industry boosters to pass from the scene, which is an indicator, after a fashion, of just how long this industry has been around hereabouts. Their recent deaths have also caused me to reflect on the list of others who passed before them, which, again, is a reflection that a lot of years have gone by since Louisa and Alex Hargrave planted their first grapes here in the early 1970s. But first, a word about the Borgheses. (more…)
Line Road (above) at EPCAL became a subject for debate during a bike path discussion at Town Hall. (Credit, Tim Gannon, file)
A discussion at Town Hall last week about a proposed nine-mile bike loop at Enterprise Park at Calverton showed that, at least for the moment, it will remain incomplete. That’s probably a good thing. Here’s why: (more…)
I feel like Ziggy lately. The black cloud above my head is clearly labeled “Computer Problems.” Some so-called “computer geniuses” (I use the term loosely) have passed along viruses to me that have killed off two of my main tower computers. Presently, viruses are also attacking the pink laptop donated to me by my daughter. I mentioned that it’s pink, right? My favorite color? I can receive email but I can’t read it. So I must refrain from using Etag5@optonline.net. If you have news to share, send it to email@example.com. (more…)
The state Armory building on Route 58. (Credit: file)
I write to correct your July 3 editorial. You write, “The price tag for moving the court to the Route 58 Armory remains high.”
This is not true. (more…)
Here’s a low-resolution photo that came out of Brookhaven Town’s press shop. It’s Councilwoman Connie Kepert congratulating engineers on an award. It was taken on April 6, 2013, if you couldn’t tell from the time stamp. I imagine this got printed nowhere.
Public relations firms: News organizations can’t live with ’em.
And life would sure be a lot harder without ’em.
That might not be the first thing you’d expect an editor to say, but it’s the truth. Relationships with people in the PR business — and spokespeople for many elected leaders — are an important part of the job and can be very helpful at times.
Other times, though, I really just have to shake my head. (more…)
Senator Ken LaValle. (Credit: Barbaraellen Koch file)
To the editor:
Your editorial with the comment that you didn’t have a single letter or phone call against legalizing marijuana is a bald-faced lie! (more…)
After opting not to sell the Second Street Firehouse earlier this year to Sufolk Theater owner Bob Castaldi, Town Board members decided on Tuesday to sell it to him for $500,000. (Credit: Barbaraellen Koch, file)
In February, amid concern about the high cost of finding a new home for the town’s Justice Court, a majority of Town Board members backed out of a deal to sell the Second Street firehouse to Suffolk Theater owner Bob Castaldi. (more…)