07/25/14 4:30pm
Ambrose Clancy

Ambrose Clancy

He sat in the middle of the bus at a window looking out.

Middle-aged, dressed in a suit, white shirt and tie, he was always there whenever I boarded the dawn bus in Greenport that took us to Ronkonkoma where we changed for the Manhattan train. (more…)

07/25/14 2:07pm
PENELOPE MOORE PHOTO | Chia pudding with banana and mango.

PENELOPE MOORE PHOTO | Chia pudding with banana and mango.

Over the past 16 months, I have attempted to replace lifelong food staples in my diet, including wheat, sugar and animal dairy. Overall, it has been successful, although finding appetizing alternatives for favorites has been a challenge.

For years at breakfast I ate yogurt or cottage cheese. I tried coconut milk yogurt but didn’t enjoy the texture, and trying to find plain coconut yogurt was not easy. (more…)

07/24/14 2:00pm
REPORTER FILE PHOTO | An aerial view of Plum Island.

REPORTER FILE PHOTO | An aerial view of Plum Island.

A group of Congressional representatives led by Tim Bishop of Southampton, who represents Shelter Island, is calling on the federal government not to sell Plum Island, as it plans, but to put it under the jurisdiction of a “federal agency such as the U.S. National Park Service or the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service.” In their June 30 letter to the House and Senate appropriation committees, the representatives says they “remain deeply concerned” about the “ecological value” of Plum Island. (more…)

07/22/14 2:31pm
CAROL GALLIGAN PHOTO |This is phlox, ‘Bright Eyes,’ a light pink with a darker eye. It blooms in midsummer and will tolerate some shade.

CAROL GALLIGAN PHOTO |This is phlox, ‘Bright Eyes,’ a light pink with a darker eye. It blooms in midsummer and will tolerate some shade.

When I had a garden that was in full sun, I always gave a party on the third weekend in July, because that was when everything was in full bloom. I was a weekender in those days and so I could enjoy roses and peonies, but only to bring back to the city. When school was over, that was a different matter. Most of my space was indeed given to those flowers that bloom in July. (more…)