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02/13/15 12:03pm
New York Times columnist David Carr at last year's WebSummit in Dublin. (Credit: Flickr/WebSummit. http://ow.ly/J17Xg)

New York Times columnist David Carr at last year’s WebSummit in Dublin. (Credit: Flickr/WebSummit. http://ow.ly/J17Xg)

The impact a person can have on someone, even someone that person never met, is extraordinary. That was brought home to me late Thursday night as I considered how someone I had never met gave me a greater appreciation and enthusiasm for what I do for a living.

I was in the process of preparing to post a basketball story to The Suffolk Times’ website when I noticed a picture of The New York Times’ media columnist, David Carr, on his newspaper’s website. Being in a hurry to do what I needed to do, I made a mental note to go back later and check out why Mr. Carr’s photo was up there. I assumed it was a video of a panel discussion he had moderated earlier that evening.

I was wrong. (more…)

09/07/14 12:00pm
KARL GROSSMAN

KARL GROSSMAN

The most refreshing candidate for New York governor in decades was on the East End last week.

Zephyr Teachout is challenging incumbent Andrew Cuomo in a primary this coming Tuesday to decide who will be the Democratic nominee for governor. (more…)

07/21/14 2:00pm
REPORTER FILE PHOTO |  Sylvia Ann Hewitt will be speaking about her newly-released book, “Executive Presence: The Missing Link Between Merit and Success at Friday Night Dialogues this Friday.

REPORTER FILE PHOTO | Sylvia Ann Hewitt will be speaking about her newly-released book, “Executive Presence: The Missing Link Between Merit and Success at Friday Night Dialogues this Friday.

International economist, author and public policy specialist Sylvia Ann Hewlett will be the featured speaker at the July 25 Friday Night Dialogues at the Library starting at 7 p.m.

Long before Sheryl Sandberg was telling women to “lean in,” Ms. Hewlett, an economist with 20 years of experience in global talent management, was focusing on the challenges and opportunities faced by women, minorities and other previously excluded groups. (more…)

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04/25/14 10:26am
JO ANN KIRKLAND PHOTO | Tails it is. An 1898 dime found in the Heights.

JO ANN KIRKLAND PHOTO | Tails it is. An 1898 dime found in the Heights.

There were formal dances and big band concerts at the Prospect Hotel where the elite gathered to celebrate major events in their lives.

Shelter Island Heights was having a building boom, with many houses going up for wealthy New Englanders who had decided to summer here.

Methodists from Brooklyn were also flocking to the Heights where their church maintained a campgrounds for summer meditation and relaxation.

Advertisements for summer rentals on the Island included the phrase, “Jews need not apply.” (more…)