09/05/18 6:13am

‘It’s not fish you’re buying – it’s men’s lives.’’

— Sir Walter Scott

The Predator sits dockside in Greenport, behind Alice’s Fish Market, a rusting hulk of a fishing trawler, 75 feet long and with no certain future to speak of. It is Mark Phillips’ boat, but he is away most days trolling offshore for squid in his other trawler, the Illusion.

“It is not going to sea anytime soon,” Phillips said by cellphone, an edge of weary disgust in his voice. “The Predator’s days have come and gone.”  (more…)

01/26/18 6:02am

Pete Stevens has been setting up shop inside his former Greenport bookstore in recent days to watch it be converted into a toy store. (Credit: Krysten Massa)

For 37 years, Pete Stevens was all about books.

Art books, photography books, rare books, fiction, non-fiction, first editions, an American Atlas from 1838 — all manner of used books. He found them at estate sales and yard sales and he bought them from other dealers. He sold them at his store, The Book Scout, which first opened at 455 Main St. and later relocated to his iconic, piled high to the ceiling space down by the waterfront at 128 Main St.  (more…)

09/02/17 6:33am

A session at the Long Island Buddhist Meditation Center in Jamesport. (Credit: Madison Fender)

Parnel Wickham is the only daughter in a family with roots in Cutchogue that date to 1699. Her father, John, was an iconic farmer who was widely known across Suffolk County. Her mother, Anne, a church organist, was the granddaughter of the minister at Mattituck Presbyterian Church, who was also a local historian.  (more…)