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04/25/17 8:00am
GRANT PARPAN PHOTO About 200 people attended Sunday’s first community forum in Northampton.

GRANT PARPAN PHOTO About 200 people attended Sunday’s first community forum in Northampton.

It started the moment the lights dimmed and continued with nearly every question asked.

A large portion of the audience at Congressman Lee Zeldin’s (R-Shirley) first town hall-style event wanted to make it clear to their representative that they’re frustrated with his performance. And the congressman, while remaining on a mostly even keel, showed he was willing to dish it back. (more…)

04/23/17 11:00am

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When I started dating my wife in July 2010, my timing couldn’t have been better.

The Mets were 47-39. While not a bad record, it was the point in the season when my favorite baseball team’s annual slide was set to begin.

You see, the Mets were not contenders that year, and I knew that at eight games above .500 things could only go downhill from there, allowing me maximum time to focus on this new relationship. (more…)

03/21/17 8:00am
COURTESY PHOTO

COURTESY PHOTO

As you read this, I want you to picture me by the pool, sunglasses (and, of course, shirt) on, soaking up the sun in Florida.

OK, now for those of you still reading — the hardcore readers who weren’t instantly turned off by that boastful first sentence — please understand I need this vacation right now. (more…)