07/27/18 2:00pm
 COURTESY PHOTO Congressman Lee Zeldin.

COURTESY PHOTO Congressman Lee Zeldin.

Codger is not fond of summer road trips, especially if they entail Forking around, North or South, but an invitation to a Lee Zeldin “blitz rally” was just too enticing. It would be a chance to meet the shiny-faced young Republicans pictured on his campaign literature, debate prickly issues, maybe break bagels. (more…)

05/24/18 8:00am
REPORTER FILE PHOTO Reverend Stephen Fearing

REPORTER FILE PHOTO Reverend Stephen Fearing

Codger is not religious, but since the era of Pastor Bill he has regarded the Presbyterian Church as a moral center of the Island, a house of good works. Stephen Fearing was 26 when he became the latest caretaker of that house and next month, at 30, he and his wife, Tricia, will be leaving for a new congregation in Lexington, Kentucky. (more…)