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Tammy Nuzzo-Morgan

East End Poet Tammy Nuzzo-Morgan Named Long Island Poet of the Year

North Sea Poetry Scene founder and longtime poetry advocate Tammy Nuzzo-Morgan, a former Suffolk County Poet Laureate, has been named the Long Island Poet of the Year by the Walt Whitman Birthplace. She will receive

James Joyce

Bloomsday Comes to Sag Harbor (For Real)

Three years ago, when I first heard Canio’s Books put out a bit of buzz looking for fellow Joyceans to celebrate Bloomsday in Sag Harbor, the entire notion seemed to me like an impossible

By the dock, Greenport

Bookshelf: “Village of Immigrants” Tells Greenport’s Universal Story

Like many bustling port cities on the edges of American seas, Greenport has always had a special relationship with the immigrants who sought safety on its shores, and the recent influx of Latino residents

Lorraine Dusky and her daughter, Jane, at Rockafeller Center

Sag Harbor’s Lorraine Dusky on Her Lifelong Quest for Adoption Reform

When Sag Harbor journalist Lorraine Dusky gave her daughter up for adoption in 1966, she regretted the decision immediately. But she had little idea at the time that the experience would be the genesis

Rose Nigro Big Duck

Big Duck Provides Big Tale on the Power of Civic Engagement

The people of Flanders are a feisty bunch, and there’s nothing they love better than The Big Duck, the giant roadside former duck farm stand that pays tribute to the halcyon days of an iconic

Christopher Bollen's novel, "Orient," takes place almost entirely within view of Bug Light.

Book Review: Disoriented at the Island’s Far East End

It’s always difficult to read a book about a place you know well without second guessing the book’s author, looking for narrative bumps or subtle hints that the writer just doesn’t get his or

Poet Lucas Hunt at East End Arts' "A Long Island Love Story" poetry reading Feb. 7.

They Did It for Love: The Day Poets Took Over the East End Arts Carriage House

It isn’t every day that poets gather, clutching paper-clipped manuscripts and well-thumbed chapbooks, on the grounds of East End Arts in Riverhead. But the arts school’s new Education Director, Diane Giardi, a painter, has a

Phil Burns

Retired FDNY Deputy Chief Phil Burns is Southold Library’s First Writer in Residence

When Southold resident Phil Burns first got the bug to become a firefighter as a young man in New York in the early 1960s, firemen didn’t wear air masks, and their turnout gear consisted

Scott Chaskey at work on Quail Hill

Farming in a Seed’s Own Time

The debate over genetically modified food in the past year has taken on a kind of hysteria, laced with photographs of tomatoes with piranha-like teeth and catch phrases that attempt to simplify what is

Chasing Nabokov in Amagansett

Kara Westerman considers herself a Vladimir Nabokov stalker. Ms. Westerman, an East Hampton writer, memoir instructor and editor, has loved reading the work of the controversial postmodern novelist, best known for his obsessive 1955 novel

The Bulova Watchcase Factory condominium project in Sag Harbor this summer.

Sag Harbor’s watchworks is the star of a new novella

When writer Erica-Lynn Huberty was a child growing up in Westhampton in the 1970s, she often visited Sag Harbor, which was then a run-down working-class town that had just lost a major employer: The

Kerry Heaney with son Tim

New book delves into lives of Greenport’s waterfront workers

Most people in Greenport know Dave Berson as the skipper of the electric boat Glory, but even before he began taking people out on Greenport’s waterways, he was an editor for sailing magazines who

Rick Gold’s eyes have seen so many things

Sag Harbor photographer Rick Gold has been many things in his life: a high school science teacher, an aerospace engineer, a stock boy at Willoughby’s Camera, a tree surgeon and a vending machine repairman. But

The Sylvester Manor house circa 1870

Chronicling the North’s hidden history of slavery

Historian Mac Griswold has been on a quest for the past decade and a half to tell the half-forgotten story of slavery on Shelter Island. Ms. Griswold, a landscape historian, first saw Sylvester Manor on

This is the view from Lazy Point.

Bookshelf: The View from Lazy Point

It’s been more than a year since nature writer Carl Safina’s “The View from Lazy Point” was published, but the cautionary tale of this book is haunting enough to deserve a second read. Mr. Safina,