If you’re going to judge a chili contest, it helps to have a ringer show you the ropes.
Lucky for me, longtime North Fork chef and Times Review cooking columnist John Ross was one of my fellow judges at Spirit’s Promise Horse Rescue Program’s inaugural chili cook-off on Saturday.
The diagnosis defied logic.
Sure, there had been some chest pain and difficulty breathing. But the dreaded “C” word? Couldn’t be. READ
Good for democracy.
That’s the significance of the legislation authored by State Senator Kenneth LaValle (R-Port Jefferson) and Assemblyman Fred W. Thiele, Jr. (I-Sag Harbor) signed into law last week by Governor Andrew Cuomo providing that if any future East Hampton Town Board wants a Federal Aviation Administration grant running 10 years or more, it would have to be approved by the voters.
Her name was Meghan. She had seen an article about how I was traveling the states in search of stories of kindness and reached out to me via Facebook to offer me a place to stay. READ
A world devoid of racism would be utopian. Unfortunately, its presence is alive and well.
Racism is prevalent throughout this country and Riverhead is not exempt. The recent publicized rant filled with appalling and repugnant racist’s remarks made this evident (“Shocked and disgusted,” Oct. 19).
Earlier this month, Vineyard 48 temporarily lost its winery license, forcing the Route 48 operation to close its dance club — I mean tasting room. READ
Birds do it. Bees do it. If I’m lucky, my sons will do it.
In the meantime, I’m an unemployed wedding planner.
I’ve never formally committed to any boycott.
It’s a word that gets tossed around whenever one segment of society feels slighted for whatever reason, some justified, some not so much. READ