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  • The author in a parmigiana factory in Italy, 2015.

    A nostalgic taste of summer in Italy

    by Len Van Vliet | Aug 1, 2015, 7:44 am
    Len Van Vliet steps In the Kitchen this week with a reminiscence about summer in Bologna, Italy in 1978 and a delicious recipe he learned there for tagliatelle with peas and ham in a cream sauce.
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    Bruised, battered and bleeding, or
    ‘How we spent our summer vacation’

    by Laurie Nigro | Jul 26, 2015, 6:32 am
    How many people can lay claim to a vacation marked by injuries on more than one continent? At a certain point, it’s time to say, “OK vacation, I hear you. I hear you, you witchy, whiny, nasty, drama queen. I’m done with you, too.”
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    The perfect summer comfort food: Spanish shrimp quesadillas

    by Kayleigh Van Vliet Baig | Jul 25, 2015, 9:13 am
    Who can resist a crispy outside with cheesy filling—stuffed with citrus shrimp topped by sour cream, guacamole, and salsa?
  • Anthony Coates, Democratic candidate for Town Supervisor, took a walking tour downtown June 8 with fellow Democratic town board candidates Neil Krupnick and Laura Jens-Smith. Photo: Katie Blasl

    Downtown redevelopment: Let’s get this right

    by Laura Jens-Smith and Neil Krupnick | Jul 23, 2015, 6:48 am
    Democratic town board candidates urge care and thoughtfulness moving forward with downtown redevelopment. If we rush and make the wrong choices, they argue, Riverhead will be forced to live with the consequences for many years to come.
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    Opinion: Downtown moratorium would be a mistake

    by Tim Hubbard | Jul 22, 2015, 6:27 am
    Republican town board candidate Tim Hubbard: A building moratorium downtown would send the wrong message to prospective developers and is the ‘polar opposite’ of what downtown really needs.
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    Grateful to be back in the United States of air-conditioning

    by Laurie Nigro | Jul 19, 2015, 6:30 am
    Can we talk about air conditioning? Because I’ve just returned from Barcelona and they seem to have skipped over the AC craze, deciding instead to keep on keeping on with the heat and humidity. No matter that the city is not all that far from the equator and has 300 days of sunshine a year. I ...