Grant Parpan

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Grant Parpan

Grant Parpan is the content director for Times Review Partners, a division of Times Review Media Group in Mattituck. Grant joined the Times Review staff in 2006 as a reporter and has covered nearly every beat in the newsroom. He currently writes about lifestyle and business content, including writing about the North Fork food, wine and arts scenes for northforker.com. Grant began his career in 2003 as a reporter and editor at The Signal, a daily newspaper in Santa Clarita, California. In his career, he has won dozens of awards from the New York Press Association, the Associated Press, the National Newspaper Association and the Press Club of Long Island.

05/28/18 5:00am

The East End league has produced more than 100 Major League draft picks. (Credit: Garret Meade)

The origins of the great game of baseball have long been disputed.

Perhaps the most popular story, if not the most accurate one, is that the sport was invented by eventual Civil War hero Abner Doubleday on a cow pasture in Cooperstown, N.Y., in 1839. (more…)

05/26/18 6:13am

A bird’s-eye view of Greenport. (Credit: David Benthal)

Four years ago we launched an online interactive contest to see what our readers felt was the best hamlet or village on the North Fork. It was the most anticlimactic game of all time as Greenport, a heavy favorite going in, stomped everyone en route to the title.  (more…)

05/25/18 5:55am

Doug Cooper of Cooper Farms in Mattituck proved an able cover model for this month’s issue of northforker magazine. (Credit: David Benthal)

When people hear that I live more than a half-hour from our office in Mattituck, they seem genuinely concerned about the time I spend commuting.

But unlike folks who roll out of bed at 5 a.m. to catch a train or beat the Long Island Expressway traffic into the city, my commute is spent traveling on Route 25 or Sound Avenue through Jamesport and Mattituck.  (more…)

05/24/18 6:10am

An onlooker at last year’s Memorial Day Parade in Southold. (Credit: Grant Parpan)

Memorial Day always reminds me of my grandfather.

I know it’s a day to remember those who lost their life in service to their country, and veterans have their own day, but as I photograph the local parades each year, my brain naturally wanders to dad’s dad, Grandpa Pete — especially when I cover the service at Calverton National Cemetery, which he’s called home for the past decade.  (more…)

04/09/18 6:10am

Anne Trimble at her eponymous Cutchogue nursery in February. It recently reopened for a 28th season. (Credit: David Benthal)

Walking through Trimble’s of Corchaug Nursery in late February gives a visitor a unique perspective on both the Cutchogue property and the women who run it.

The greenhouse is empty and the plantings on the property have not yet blossomed for the year.

Minus the annuals and perennials you ordinarily visit the popular nursery for, your focus instead shifts to the decorations that line the Main Road site. You can’t help but notice how so many of the items around the yard tell a story about the owners of the business or their friends and regular customers.  (more…)