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.
The American Legion Burton Potter Post 185 opened for the first public skate Sunday with nearly 150 skaters showing up. (Credit: Grant Parpan)
On the morning of her 62nd birthday, Dottie Stevens’ family asked how she’d like to celebrate.
The longtime Greenport resident thought for a moment before recalling the day offered a long lost opportunity in her community.
“I want to go roller skating,” she told them.
She wasn’t alone.
The Burton Potter American Legion Post 185 reopened for its first public skating session in more than a decade Sunday and nearly 150 community members returned to the Third Street building. For some, it was the first time they’d ever laced up skates. For others, it was an afternoon of memories flooding back. (more…)
Cliff Saunders III pulls up a seat at the bar of Cliff’s Elbow Room on Main Road in Jamesport. (Credit: David Benthal)
Cliff Saunders still remembers heading to work for the first time.
He had no job interview, so there wasn’t that moment of hastily pressing his shirt just before running out the door to meet his future employer. He wasn’t even given a heads up when it was time to start on the job, so he didn’t suffer an evening tossing and turning with anxiety before his first day. (more…)
Guests at the Jan. 13 8:30 p.m. seating of a PawPaw pop-up at Bruce & Son Greenport. (Credit: David Benthal)
About an hour before the start of a recent PawPaw pop-up, I pulled up a stool at a Greenport bar and confessed to a friend the anxiety I was feeling.
Far from a picky eater, I knew I was about to consume a meal I’d surely savor. As the time grew closer, however, the idea that I was about to eat a nine-course tasting menu prepared by a chef known for experimentation, with absolutely no say over what I’d be eating, was starting to scare me a bit. (more…)
The view from above Main Street. (Credit: David Benthal)
For many transplants and second-home owners, their North Fork story begins wherever they had that first great experience here. It’s the weekend they spent in Greenport Village or that winery trip where they ended up making it no farther east than Mattituck. (more…)
When we began discussing the possibility of northforker.com back in 2012, the big question was always: “Who is going to do all this work?”
We had no doubt that with the North Fork’s changing demographics — fewer natives and more newcomers — a website aimed at reaching second-home owners and visitors to the North Fork was something we needed to pursue. We recognized the stories published in our Southold, Riverhead and Shelter Island newspapers, while exceptional, were no longer enough to reach everyone interested in our communities. (more…)