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.

06/21/18 6:10am

The view from the 13th crossing at Shinnecock Hills. (Credit: Grant Parpan)

Coming up on 40 years old next year, I’m starting to think a lot about my bucket list.

Don’t get me wrong, I’m not exactly planning to kick it any time soon, but that pending birthday has made me think about things I haven’t gotten around to doing yet and places I’ve always wanted to see. This mostly involves going to sporting events and seeing new cities.  (more…)

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…)