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Heirloom Star Paten Hughes’ Essential New York Restaurants
Edible Manhattan, March 2017 Actress Paten Hughes has a thing for tomatoes. “Get ready for some tomato’spiration,” she said as we discussed her upcoming takeover of the Edible Manhattan’s Instagram story feed. She’ll be giving us a peek at all things, tomatoes, along with spring gardening tips and behind the scene shots from the hit web series Heirloom of which she created and starred in.

No Corned Beef and Cabbage Here! What do the Irish Eat on St. Patrick’s Day?
Martha Stewart, March 2017 Step away from the corned beef and cabbage. And the green beer. Even if you’re only Irish once a year there are more delicious and traditional ways to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day.

“No, not so much,” said Clodagh Mckenna, chef, restaurant owner and cookbook author when I asked if corned beef and cabbage are eaten on St. Patrick’s Day in Ireland.

The New Form of Payment
Long Island Pulse, February 2016 On a basic level, your salary is simple—the transfer of money from your company to you in exchange for the work you provide. But increasingly employees are placing value on another form of payment that is harder to measure, challenging for employers to give and creating angst among the generations.
Time. There’s only so much of it in a day, year, even a life.

Hollywood on Long Island
Long Island Pulse, June 2015 Question: what do Royal Pains, Taylor Swift’s Blank Space and The Blacklist all have in common?
Answer: they were filmed at one of Long Island’s Gold Coast mansions.
Hollywood has fallen in love with Long Island’s historic properties. You can’t blame them.

The Always Fresh Republic of Wolves
Long Island Pulse, February 2015 For nearly six years the melodic rock of Republic of Wolves has captured the attention of listeners around the country. Growing up in Eastern Long Island, Bill Duprey, Mason Maggio and Christian Van Deurs went to high school together in Riverhead, but it wasn’t until they met Gregg Andrew Dellarocca from Manorville that the four formed the band. Since then two more Long Islanders, Chris Wall and Ryan Sean Cullinane have joined Republic of Wolves and the indie-rock musicians have grown from a band first named as one of the Top 10 Indie Bands in Substream Magazine to a group of musicians just as ready to hold their own as music producers. Mason Maggio spoke with Pulse Insider about where they’ve been, where they’re going and growing into the role of producers.

Marlo Thomas Says She’s a Terrible Liar
Long Island Pulse, July 2014 Actress Marlo Thomas stars in the comedy Clever Little Lies opening July 16 at Guild Hall and running through August 3. The dark comedy by Joe DiPietro explores the lies couples tell, the relationship between parents and their adult children and the disappointments we all face. Pulse Insider caught up with Thomas as she prepares to come out to Long Island for the play and the actress shared what we can expect of the play, why she isn’t a clever liar and her non-typical days.

Bernadette Castro
Long Island Pulse, June 2014

Q&A with Broadway Legend Tommy Tune
Long Island Pulse, May 2014 Broadway’s legendary Tommy Tune performs “Taps, Tunes and Tall Tales at Adelphi University on Saturday, May 10. The show is a biography of his 55-year career in show business from his arrival in New York through today. Pulse Insider recently spoke with Tune about the show, what a typical day is like for him and what’s changed in the industry.

Turns out most engaged library users are tech users
PBS NewsHour, March 2014. A new study from the Pew Research Center found that more than two-thirds of Americans are actively engaged with public libraries. The report examines the relationship Americans have with their libraries and technology.

15 predications for the future of the Internet
PBS NewsHour, March 2014. While debate continues about net neutrality, privacy and even the architecture of the Internet there is some agreement about the future of the Internet over the next ten years.

Recalling the early days of the World Wide Web
PBS NewsHour, March 2014. Do you remember the first time you used the internet?.

The web turns 25
PBS NewsHour, February 2014. Ninety percent of internet users say the internet has been a good thing for them personally, according to a new study from Pew on Americans feelings towards the web.

Study uncovers six basic types of Twitter conversations
PBS NewsHour, February 2014. Researchers say there are six structures for most conversations on Twitter, ranging from polarized debates to community clusters.

Q&A on Local Food with the Oyster Club’s Daniel Meiser, October 2012. The Mystic restaurateur talks about the benefits of local food, creating a new menu every day and how to save local farms.

Stonington Mailman Writes Santa Letters, December 2011. For five years Greg Kufik has answered Stonington children’s Dear Santa letters.

Lifelong Stonington Resident, Poet And Author Pens First Novel, November 2011. L.M. Browning’s The Nameless Man explores love, evil, religion, God.

Gas Efficient Automobiles
OZOlife. To hybrid or not to hybrid? That’s the question when it comes to buying a car these days.

Carbon Footprint
OZOlife. You already know to ditch the bottles and plastic bags.

Laptop Report
OZOlife.There is more to a laptop’s hardware than memory, gigs, and ramalama.

Recycled Ink Cartridges
OZOlife. Used empty ink cartridges are returned to the manufacturer where they are cleaned and tested for quality. Passing ink cartridges are refilled with ink and then sold as “recycled” or “re-manufactured ink.”

Interview: Shannon Wentworth
OZOlife. CEO of Sweet (an eco travel company).

Interview: Diana Kaye
OZOlife. Co-founder of TerrEssentials.