Stuart Vorpahl works his pound traps | file photo
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A Farewell To Fishermen’s Advocate Stuart Vorpahl

[caption id="attachment_21787" align="alignright" width="300"] Stuart Vorpahl | New York Fish courtesy photo[/caption] Stuart Vorpahl was one of the East End's most vocal advocates for the rights of fishermen, one of East Hampton's last true Bonackers, who lived his life by the 1686 Dongan Patent up until his final days, and could always be counted on to recount the way things were done in his hometown in times that are rapidly
Cleo Sellers
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Greenport Mourns Cleo Sellers, Handyman, Man of Steel & Fashion Icon

[caption id="attachment_21771" align="alignright" width="250"] Cleo Sellers | photo courtesy Aldo Maiorana[/caption] When Greenporters first learned Tuesday that Cleo Sellers had died after coffee magnate Aldo Maiorana posted a tribute to his friend on his Facebook page, they greeted the news with disbelief. After all, Mr. Sellers was a man of superhuman strength and gentle humor, a person who transcended time or place, but a person who made Greenport a little bit
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Farewell to Richard Hendrickson, Bridgehampton’s Stalwart Weather Observer

[caption id="attachment_9693" align="alignnone" width="600"] Richard G. Hendrickson looks out over the Atlantic Ocean on a stormy day in Bridgehampton, New York (1930s). Photo: D.L. Hendrickson.[/caption] In the world of weather observers, Richard Hendrickson was a legend. Every day, for more than 80 years, Mr. Hendrickson took to his backyard Bridgehampton weather station to document the temperature and winds, rainfall and snow totals. Reporters on deadline looking for weather data after
One of Rob White's many, many drawings
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Remembering Rob White, Painter and Cartoonist Who Chronicled the North Fork

[caption id="attachment_20233" align="alignnone" width="600"] "The Children of Lir," one of Rob White's many, many drawings[/caption] When painter Rob White told us he was fighting mesothelioma as he climbed the steps of the New Suffolk Post Office a couple years ago, he shook all the bones in his big frame, raised his eyebrows a couple times and then shrugged his shoulders in feigned amusement and ducked in to get the mail. Humor is a
Elizabeth Thunderbird Haile
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In Memoriam: Elizabeth Thunderbird Haile

[caption id="attachment_18202" align="alignnone" width="600"] Elizabeth Thunderbird Haile at the opening to the Shinnecock Powwow  |  photo courtesy Michael Gomes[/caption] Shinnecock Nation elder Elizabeth Thunderbird Haile, a teacher, community leader, ceremonial dancer and daughter of a chief, passed on to the Spirit World on Friday, August 21, 2015. She was 85 years old and died at home with her family by her side. Ms. Haile, often known by her Shinnecock name Chee
Deborah Ann Light | Bob Giard 1996
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In Memoriam: Deborah Ann Light — Conservationist, Feminist, Pagan Priestess

[caption id="attachment_17217" align="alignnone" width="600"] Deborah Ann Light | Bob Giard 1996[/caption] Philanthropist Deborah Ann Light, a key figure in establishing Eastern Long Island’s Peconic Land Trust and a pioneering Wiccan priestess, died Tuesday, July 21, 2015 in Gainesville, Florida, at age 80 after a long illness. Ms. Light, the only child of Dr. Rudolph Alvin Light and the former Ann Bonner Jones, was born in London in 1935, while her