At one time or another we’ve all stamped our feet and cried out to the universe: “It’s not fair!” Tantrum? Of course, because in reality whatever caused our pain wasn’t fair — but who says life is always fair? What screws us up the most is the story in our heads of how things should be. READ
There are birthday celebrations that are given to you, and then there are the ones you give yourself. READ
With the passing of “Focus on Nature” columnist Paul Stoutenburgh, the recent retirement of Louisa Hargrave’s “The Oeno Files” wine column and the previous semi-retirement of my own “The Observer” column, there’s just one columnist left standing when it comes to continuous longevity of service to this newspaper. (more…)
Over the course of the past 15 years, Louisa Hargrave has written more than 350 columns for this newspaper. For much of that time, her column has also been published in the Southampton Press. With this week’s issue, she makes her final contribution.
To the editor:
Our Town Board continues to disappoint by showing a lack of respect for local residents. READ
John Williams. (Credit: Marty Heitner)
If you’ve lived on the North Fork for a while, you probably have driven past it numerous times. It’s at the southwest corner of Front and Fourth streets in Greenport, and it’s currently known as The Captain’s Cottage in its most recent iteration as a rental cottage. But before that the little white frame building was the home of Williams & Company, the advertising and public relations firm, and, concurrently and somewhat improbably, the headquarters of the National SCRABBLE ® Association. (more…)