07/09/15 2:00pm
VERA CHINESE PHOTO  The Tall Ships crowd along Front Street Sunday afternoon.

VERA CHINESE PHOTO The Tall Ships crowd along Front Street Sunday afternoon.

A colleague asked me a question this week that I’ve heard quite often in recent months: Who exactly benefits from Tall Ships?

I can understand why someone who did not attend the festival might ask that question. But for anyone who stepped foot on one of the ships, or danced to one of the songs performed on the event’s two live music stages, or took a bite out of the delicious food served in the streets of Greenport during the four-day festival, it’s something you wouldn’t need to ask. (more…)

12/04/14 2:00pm

Credit: Cyndi Murray CYNDI MURRAY PHOTO Scott Raulsome, the new owner of Burton’s Books in Greenport.

In the day and age where it seems bookstores are going the way of flip phones and 8-track tapes, quitting your job to operate one of your own could be perceived as questionable decision. But that is not so, according to Scott Raulsome, who recently purchased Burton’s Bookstore in Greenport. (more…)