02/15/19 4:30pm

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Island Spirits, a new column by Susan Carey Dempsey, debuts.

Among the many joys of living on our sheltered island, between the North and South Forks, are the fine vineyards that have burgeoned on the East End over the last four decades. Having learned how to take full advantage of our climate for growing grapes, the winemakers have continued to develop products that can stand on their own, not pale imitations of well-known wines from other regions.

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06/18/16 11:00am
AMBROSE CLANCY PHOTO | A view of Coecles Harbor from the St. Gabriel's property. Codger weighs in on, among other things, the fate of the parcel and its chapel.

AMBROSE CLANCY PHOTO | A view of Coecles Harbor from the St. Gabriel’s property. Codger weighs in on, among other things, the fate of the parcel and its chapel.

As the airbus from Dublin nosed down into Kennedy Airport, the pilot said, “We’ll be flying over the Hamptons, folks.”

Codger was filled with joy. Fly low, driver, and rev those engines, he thought. Give the South Forkers some of the pain they’ve given us with their helicopters. (more…)