The Hansom House of Southampton

Hands down, the Hansom House in Southampton was  the most unique bar in the entire world!  And no, I have not traveled throughout the entire world. There were so many aspects to this great establishment that made it part of

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Transportation Study Run Amok

“No civilization has ever survived without an effective system of movement incorporating land, sea and/or air.” That ominous statement was the introduction to the Southampton Intermodal Transportation Study (SITS) report issued by Dr. Clifford R. Bragdon. Costing over $200,000 and

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The Owner of Jamesport Vineyards Holds a Secret

Ron Goerler senior, the founder of Jamesport Vineyard, holds a mysterious North Fork secret. Ron is the current owner of Jamesport Vineyards.  But back in the early 1960’s, Ron was a seasoned harness driver.  He won many races in the

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My Father’s Eulogy

We are here to honor and celebrate my father, Giuseppe  Vitali-Palma.  We honor him by stating one of my father’s favorite simple beliefs, “you do good, you get good.”    My father has done a lot of good mostly because he

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Berndt Toast Gang

“You should talk to Bunny Hoest,” my friend Susan said on the phone to me. “What is a Bunny Hoest,” I said bewildered. “She’s the writer for The Lockhorns comic strip. She lives in Huntington.” And so I called Bunny.

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Dan Jurgens: Writer and Artist for Superman for DC Comics

Dan Jurgens is a writer and artist for DC Comics.  He is most famously known for his long-running work on the Superman comic book of the 1990’s including the award winning, Death of Superman.  I spoke with Dan at length

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Mike Miller: Sitcom Writer in the Golden Age of TV

Mike Miller was a TV sitcom writer in the Golden Age of television.  I chatted with him at his home in East Quogue, Long Island, New York. TELEVISION WAS SO DIFFERENT IN THOSE DAYS, WAS IT EASIER TO FIND WORK

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Janet Barber Head Writer for “The Rosie O’Donnell Show”

I met up with Janet Barber at her apartment in Manhattan to talk about what it’s like to be the head writer for one of the hottest daytime talk shows:   Tell me about your upbringing.  You’re from Connecticut. It

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The Southampton Press: A Love Story in its Name

Or read the story in a PDF format The Southampton Press: A Love Story in its Name

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The Southampton Press: Italian Fare Family Style

Or read the story in a PDF format The Southampton Press: Italian Fare Family Style

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