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almost a novelist

April 20, 2019 by Keith Griffith (Register to contact)

Finally did it and wrote a novel, partially set on the North Fork. Mummeries begins with a catchy question. What if the FBI didn't apprehend the saboteurs from the Nazi U-boat that landed on Long Island in June 1942? What if LI fell into the Nazi sphere along with present-day Britain?
My novel is an 187,000-word alternative-world "Twelfth Night" set in a modern-day Nazi-occupied region off Manhattan (plus Hitlerian Europe, the Japanese Pacific, and international settlement Morocco). An interconnected four-part picaresque tale whose lighter moments borrow not only the disguised male-attired heroine motif but also the wordplay and plot surprises so common in Shakespeare. It's as if the Bard himself wrote a satire on our current men's adventure stories.
It is a young woman-centered tale of thrills coupled with it being a humorous pastiche! With moments of doubt and weakness too.


April 19, 2017 by Charlotte Johnson Bennardo (Register to contact)

Charlotte's seventh book, the third of the Evolution Revolution series, debuts May, 2017. A middle grade and young adult author, her other books include Sirenz, Sirenz Back in Fashion, Blonde OPS, Evolution Revolution: Simple Machines, Evolution Revolution: Simple Plans, and stories in the anthologies: Beware the Little White Rabbit and Scare Me to Sleep. She lives in NJ with her family, 2 cats and a mischievous squirrel in the backyard.


June 28, 2012 by Charlotte Johnson Bennardo (Register to contact)

Charlotte is the author of the Evolution Revolution middle grade series: Simple Machines, Simple Plans and Simple Lessons, and the young adult novles: the Sirenz Series; Sirenz and Sirenz Back In Fashion, and Blonde Ops. Her short stories appeared in the Beware the Little White Rabbit anthology (Alice Through the Wormhole) and Scare Me to Sleep anthology (Faces in the Wood). She is married, a mother of 3 boys, owner of two cats with issues, and caretaker of one demented squirrel. Say hello on her FB page, Author Charlotte Bennardo.

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School Vote 2019: North Fork Budgets, BOE Candidates  North Fork, NY Patch

School Vote 2019: North Fork Budgets, BOE Picks - North Fork, NY - Here's what you need to know before you head out to vote on Tuesday.

Dems Host Breakfast To Benefit Local Scholarships  North Fork, NY Patch

Dems Host Breakfast To Benefit Local Scholarships - North Fork, NY - The scholarships are open to seniors from Mattituck, Southold, Greenport and Fishers ...

Tree Dedicated To Man Who Spent Life Giving Back To Community  North Fork, NY Patch

Tree Dedicated To Man Who Spent Life Giving Back - North Fork, NY - Walter Gatz, who was born one of 13 kids, grew up with nothing. But once he attained ...

Joan Ann Lademann  Suffolk Times

Lifelong Cutchogue resident Joan Ann Lademann passed away peacefully May 2, 2019, at the age of 85. Joan was born March 17, 1934, to Anna (Zaneski) and.

Joan Ann Lademann, 85  RiverheadLOCAL

Lifelong Cutchogue resident Joan Ann Lademann died May 2, 2019, at the age of 85. She was born March 17, 1934, to Anna (Zaneski) and William T. Remski.

School Fights Back Against Anti-Semitism, Support Of Nazism  North Fork, NY Patch

School Fight Back Against Anti-Semitism - North Fork, NY - Students, principal says, have joked about "support of Nazism and Adolf Hitler." What do you think ...

Holocaust Survivor Speaks At School Fighting Anti-Semitism  North Fork, NY Patch

Holocaust Survivor Speaks After Anti-Semitism - North Fork, NY - The superintendent aims to enlighten all kids after some individual students joked about ...

Editorial: Voting yes on propositions is all-around win  Suffolk Times

Voting “yes” on these three propositions is a winner all around — for the district, for all students and for teachers and staff.

Joy, Pride At Mattituck-Cutchogues 104th Annual Commencement  North Fork, NY Patch

Joy, Pride At Mattituck's 104th Commencement Day - North Fork, NY - Congratulations to the Class of 2018! You've made us all proud. See photos, video here.

Man Who Accidentally Shot At School Found With 4 Guns: Cops  North Fork, NY Patch

Man Who Shot At School in 2009 Had Firearms: Cops - North Fork, NY - The man, whose accidental shot in 2009 injured a LI high school student, was found ...

Mattituck High School unveils Wall of Honor paying tribute to alumni armed services veterans  SoutholdLOCAL

“This means so much,” said Arthur Hughes, gazing up at the plaque bearing a photo of himself taken decades ago. The career U.S. Coast Guard veteran spent ...

Beauty And The Beast Debuts Thursday At Mattituck High School  North Fork, NY Patch

'Beauty And The Beast' Debuts At Mattituck High - North Fork, NY - 7 years after students rallied to revive musical theater at Mattituck High, a magical "Beauty ...

Famed Wrestler Fights Deadly Bullying: Your Words Can Kill  North Fork, NY Patch

World Famous Wrestler Fights Back Against Bullying - North Fork, NY - A wrestler who has seen meteoric success and fame in the ring now fights teen suicide, ...

Mattituck twins each win wrestling state titles  News 12 Long Island

Mattituck High School seniors Luke and Jack Bokina each won state wrestling titles in Albany over the weekend.

World-Famous Wrestler To Speak About Bullying, Suicide Prevention  North Fork, NY Patch

Wrestler Speaks About Bullying, Suicide Prevention - North Fork, NY - "We are defined by our choices. You show me your friends and I will show you your future.

Photos: Harlem Wizards Delight Crowd At Mattituck High School

Photos: Harlem Wizards Delight Crowd In Mattituck - North Fork, NY - Crowds were cheering as the Harlem Wizards entertained young and old with their ...

The Drowsy Chaperone Unfolds Friday Night At Mattituck High School

'The Drowsy Chaperone' Unfolds at Mattituck High - North Fork, NY - Don't miss this hilarious production by some talented young stars at Mattituck High School.

Famed Wrestler Back For Round 2 In Local Fight Against Bullying  North Fork, NY Patch

Famed Wrestler Back For Round 2 In Bullying Fight - North Fork, NY - Marc Mero will bring his words of inspiration and hope back to the North Fork as he fights ...

Community Joins Hands, Hearts For Martin Luther King Jr. Service  North Fork, NY Patch

CUTCHOGUE, NY — A joyful and united community came together in Cutchogue Sunday to celebrate the life and message of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

Funeral Services Set For Beloved Local Actor  North Fork, NY Patch

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Roy Cornell Pace  Suffolk Times

Roy Cornell Pace was born Aug. 18, 1946, in Cutchogue, N.Y. He was the eighth out of 12 children born to the Rev. Bertis Pace and Lillian Pace. At an early.

Mattituck High School Baseball Team Ranked Second in National Small Schools Baseball Teams

North Fork, NY - The ranking was conducted by MaxPreps.

Former pro wrestler shares anti-bullying message  Suffolk Times

From extreme highs to extreme lows — former professional wrestling star Marc Mero has experienced it all.

First Fridays on Love Lane returns May 3 - Suffolk Times  Suffolk Times

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Morgan Saint, Mattituck native, performs song 'Just Friends' on Conan  Northforker

Morgan Saint went from the hallways of Mattituck High School to Burbank, Calif.

Southold Dems Unveil Slate For Upcoming Race  North Fork, NY Patch

Southold Dems Unveil Slate For Upcoming Race - North Fork, NY - The Southold Town Democratic Committee announced its slate Wednesday. See who's on ...

Photos: New Strawberry Queen Crowned In Mattituck

Photos: New Strawberry Queen Crowned In Mattituck - North Fork, NY - A beloved tradition unfolded at the 63rd Annual Mattituck Lions Club Strawberry Festival ...

Sign-up now for Mattituck-Cutchogue Turkey Trot 5K  Northforker

Proceeds will benefit Helping Hands 4 Morgan, St. Jude's Children's Research Hospital and the MCTA Senior Scholarship Award.

2015 Sports People of the Year: Mattituck High School baseball team  Suffolk Times

It took some time for the magnitude of the momentous achievement to sink in. Seven months have passed since that memorable Saturday last June in.

The Work We Do: Making hay in Mattituck with Dave Steele  Suffolk Times

My favorite part is really just getting the work done and meeting some nice people. In the hay business, we get to meet our customers.

Theresa H. Zimnoski  Riverhead News Review

Theresa H. Zimnoski of Mattituck died April 29 at Peconic Bay Medical Center in Riverhead. She was 85. The daughter of Kazimerz and Stephanie.

Local high school students take home DECA state competition awards  Suffolk Times

High school students in the Mattituck-Cutchogue, Southold, Greenport and Shelter Island school districts traveled to Rochester, N.Y., March 7-10 for the ...

Here's where to vote in Southold Town  Suffolk Times

Polling in Southold Town will take place at the following locations. Voting is from 6 a.m. to 9 p.m. everywhere.

Girls Soccer Preview: New MSG has talent, depth  Suffolk Times

With the merger of the Mattituck and Southold/Greenport high school girls soccer programs, head coach Chris Golden realizes he is sitting on a bevy of riches in ...

Community Helps Mattituck Teen Make Dream Come True

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Raising backyard chickens on the North Fork  Northforker

As society's desire to know where their food comes from continues to grow, many people across the nation are turning to raising backyard chickens.

Famed Wrestler Saves Lives, Fights Back Against Bullying, Suicide  North Fork, NY Patch

Famed Wrestler Saves Lives, Fights Bullying - North Fork, NY - There wasn't a dry eye in the auditorium at Southold High School Thursday night after former ...

Mattituck Junior-Senior High second-quarter honor roll  Suffolk Times

Congratulations to the following Mattituck Junior-Senior High School students.

A familiar smile at Mattituck McDonald's  Suffolk Times

For nearly a decade, Kyle — a Mattituck High School graduate who has autism spectrum disorder — has worked part time at McDonald's on Main Road.

Mattituck Junior-Senior High first-quarter honor roll  Suffolk Times

FIRST-QUARTER HONOR ROLL Mattituck Junior-Senior High HIGH HONOR ROLL Grade 12: Cassidy Arnzen, John Batuello, Thomas Behr, Taylor Berkoski, ...

Thomas Bradley Brennan  Suffolk Times

Thomas Bradley Brennan of Southold died on Oct. 25, 2017, at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center. He was 76. Born on Dec. 19, 1940, in Jackson Heights,

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5 Long Island Starter Homes On The Market - Mineola, NY - These homes are perfect for the first-time homebuyer.

Mattituck-Cutchogue first quarter honor roll  Suffolk Times

Mattituck junior-senior high school announced its first quarter honor roll this week. Below are the students who made the list: Grade 12: Connor Almberg,

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Southold/Greenport Robotics Team set to take on the world  Suffolk Times

The Southold/Greenport Robotics Team, R.I.C.E. 870, tasted first-place victory last week while participating in the 2019 Finger Lakes Regional competition.

Beloved Teachers Former Students Pay Heartfelt Tribute

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Young cooks take over the Old Mill Inn in Mattituck  Northforker

After digging into the lobster roll, the tuna steak or the crab dip appetizer at the Old Mill Inn, you might ask to send your compliments to the chef. But, strangely ...

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Travis Jay Thompson  Suffolk Times

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1 Year After Threat Of Closure, Local American Legion Lives On  North Fork, NY Patch

Local American Legion Lives On Post Closure Threat - North Fork, NY - "Our situation has been reversed and the future of Post 861 looks bright." — Art Tillman.

Mattituck High School student earns Marine Corps ROTC scholarship - Suffolk Times  Suffolk Times

A Southold High School senior has joined nearly 85 other cadets who earned full scholarships in the last 40 years through the local Navy Junior Reserve.

Greenport man had blood alcohol content nearly three times legal limit, prosecutor says  Suffolk Times

The Greenport man charged with drunken driving in the fatal crash Sunday morning had a blood alcohol *content* of 0.21 percent — nearly three times the legal ...

James R. Wells  Suffolk Times

James R. Wells of Mattituck died at Peconic Bay Medical Center in Riverhead on Sept. 5, 2017. He was 72. He was born July 7, 1945, in Greenport to Clara.

Mattituck-Cutchogue Students Participate in Weather 2040 Poster Contest

North Fork, NY - Students from Cutchogue East Elementary school and Mattituck-Cutchogue Jr. Sr. high school entered.

Friends Come Together To Help Man Battling Brain Tumor

Friends Come Together To Help Man With Brain Tumor - North Fork, NY - "This has turned our world and lives upside down." — Kevin Monsell's wife Cathy.

Jeffrey Scott Smith  Suffolk Times

Former longtime Cutchogue resident Jeffrey Scott Smith of Panama City Beach, Fla. died Aug. 1 at Gulf Coast Hospital in Panama City. He was 69. The son of ...

Capt. Mark Phillips and the Illusion, the last of its kind  Northforker

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Boys Soccer: Mattituck hires familiar face as new coach  Suffolk Times

The Mattituck boys soccer team will have a new head coach next season in Will Hayes.

Former Mattituck classmates open architecture firm where their start began  Suffolk Times

Across the street from Mattituck High School is a small architecture firm where three alumni are now using what they learned in a mechanical drawing class.

Photos: Mattituck Celebrates Graduation 2016 With Heartfelt Ceremony

MATTITUCK, NY - Tears of pride flowed freely at Mattituck High School Saturday as the Class of 2016 participated in the school's 102nd commencement ...

Live Coverage: Greenport falls in triple overtime classic  Suffolk Times

The Greenport Porters fell to Cooperstown in the Class C state semifinals this morning in Binghamton. The game went to triple overtime.

Main Roots Salon and Blow Dry Bar opens in Southold  Suffolk Times

Main Roots Salon and Blow Dry Bar has a very personal meaning for its new owner, Kerry Conrardy. She grew up in Southold and decided to come back to her ...

Mindy Marie Cooper  Suffolk Times

Mindy Marie Cooper, age 43, of Mattituck passed away Jan. 30, 2017, at Peconic Bay Medical Center. Her family and close friends surrounded her at the time of ...

Mattituck man lands gig as co-host of Discovery Channel show  Suffolk Times

Russell Holmes is poised to star alongside Richard Rawlings as co-host on “Garage Rehab,” which will air the first of its 10 episodes later this month.

Registration Open For 10th Annual Mattituck 5k Turkey Trot

North Fork, NY - The event will take place on Thanksgiving morning.

Cutchogue native Frank McBride identified as victim of fatal Mattituck train crash  Suffolk Times

MTA Police have identified the driver who was killed when his pickup truck was hit by a Long Island Railroad train Tuesday afternoon as Cutchogue native Frank ...

Richard Fiedler, 73, remembered as an artist who defined Greenport  Suffolk Times

Newlyweds Rich and Marilyn Fiedler celebrated their nuptials at Greenport's Soundview Restaurant on a chilly winter night in January 1982. About a dozen ...

Andrew B. McCaffery  Suffolk Times

Andrew B. McCaffery of Cutchogue died Aug. 12, 2017, at Kanas Center for Hospice Care. He was 41 years old. Drew was born on Nov. 2, 1975, in Riverhead ...

Sports Desk: The Mahon Cave will take your breath away  Suffolk Times

The Mahon Cave, Est. 2012, is the recreational refuge for one of Mattituck's biggest baseball families.

John Anthony DiVello  Suffolk Times

John Anthony DiVello, lovingly referred to as “Johnny,” of Mattituck, passed away Aug. 4, 2016, while enjoying one of his favorite East End pastimes: fishing.

Boys Soccer: 'The best team that has ever come through Mattituck'  Suffolk Times

The Mattituck boys soccer team won the Class B New York State championship Nov. 16 by defeating Beekmantown, 3-0, in Middletown, N.Y..

Mattituck High School student gets full scholarship to US Merchant Marine Academy  Suffolk Times

A Mattituck High School NJROTC member has earned a full scholarship to learn to become a Merchant Marine. Cadet Lieutenant Bill Stuckart received.

Photos: Southold-Mattituck-Greenport NJROTC hosts area drill meet  SoutholdLOCAL

The Southold-Mattituck-Greenport NJROTC hosted its sixth annual Area Four regional drill competition yesterday at Mattituck Junior-Senior High School.

Travis Jay Thompson, 35  RiverheadLOCAL

Travis Jay Thompson of Mattituck died suddenly on May 22, 2017 in Cutchogue. He was 35 years old. He was born in Southampton on November 30, 1981, ...

Peter Charles Digons  Suffolk Times

Peter Charles Digons passed away Oct. 6, 2017 in Charlotte, N.C. He was 50. He is survived by his wife, Jennifer Strickland Digons of Charlotte and children ...

Southold High School to hold all-class reunion Sept. 23  Suffolk Times

Southold High School graduates won't have to wait for milestone anniversaries to celebrate with fellow alumni.

Cutchogue firefighter, New Suffolk native Jason Cooper dies at 47  Suffolk Times

When the Cutchogue Fire Department needed a firefighter with the expertise to operate its fire rescue boat, Jason Cooper was there. When his country needed.

A secret kept hidden: New details emerge on who knew where Louise Pietrewicz was buried  Suffolk Times

The statement is among new details revealed in a report about the Southold police investigation into the 1966 disappearance of Louise Pietrewicz.

Baseball league is the East End's field of dreams  Northforker

On the East End of Long Island, the Hamptons Collegiate Baseball League is a summertime version of America's Pastime that's taken hold in recent years.

Kaitlyn Doorhy's death breaks hearts on both sides of L.I. Sound  Suffolk Times

Kaitlyn Doorhy was struck by a car while crossing the street near her sorority house shortly after noon Friday. A junior at Sacred Heart, she was 20 years old.

Mattituck Fire Chief on George Lessard: 'We have lost a great asset'  SoutholdLOCAL

When George G. Lessard, Sr, 83, passed away at home on September 22, 2014 surrounded by his family and caretaker after a prolonged illness, he left behind ...

Southold veteran Joseph Tandy's final gift helped save a life  Suffolk Times

Joseph Tandy's life was based on *service*. The Mattituck native was a veteran of Operation: Enduring Freedom in Afghanistan, where his efforts to repair ...

New Strawberry Queen Crowned in Mattituck As Community Applauds

North Fork, NY - The crowning of the queen is a highlight in the Mattituck Lions Club Strawberry Festival.

Veterans Wall of Honor eyed for Riverhead High School graduates  RiverheadLOCAL

A Veterans Wall of Honor honoring Riverhead High School graduates who went on to serve in the military will be installed at the high school as the result of a ...

Michael Maroni, chef known for his famous meatballs, dies at 57  Suffolk Times

Michael Maroni, the chef of a popular Italian eatery in Northport who was planning to open a second location in Southold, died unexpectedly Friday.

On LI, fishing is a family business  Newsday

Long Island's fishing families know how to adapt. They have to if they want to keep making their living from the water. Many have succumbed to the sea of quotas ...

Alissa M. Hale  Suffolk Times

Alissa M. Hale of Mattituck died May 23 in Riverhead. She was 21. The daughter of Bryan and Michele (Dickerson) Hale, she was born July 6, 1995, in.

Mattituck Boy Scouts honored by the Suffolk County Council  SoutholdLOCAL

Mattituck Boy Scout Troop 39 recently had three scouts honored for their outstanding spirit and *service* to Scouting and the community. Joseph DePinto was the ...

Funeral Arrangements Set for Joseph Tandy, 29, of Southold

North Fork, NY - Joe and his wife Tara captured hearts when they wed in a fairytale wedding they'd won at Brecknock Hall in 2013.

Golf Notebook: Laurel Links receives rave reviews  Suffolk Times

Laurel Links Country Club has joined a special club. With its hosting of the 115th Met Amateur Championship, Laurel Links joined about 70 clubs that have.

23 North Fork and Shelter Island holiday events  Northforker

As the holidays approach, the North Fork offers no shortage of events to get into the festive spirit. Here are 27 holiday happenings — from Santa arriving by ...

Janet Wolbert Krudop  Riverhead News Review

Janet Wolbert Krudop of Greenport and formerly of Riverhead died on April 5, 2017, at Kanas Center for Hospice in Quiogue. She was 72. Born July 8, 1944, in.

Mattituck man says town maliciously prosecuted him over waterfront stairs  Suffolk Times

After winning a New York State appeal of a $4000 fine leveled against him in Southold Town Justice Court, a Mattituck homeowner has filed a notice of claim,

Following brother's tragic death, Laurel man wants us to confront the heroin epidemic  Suffolk Times

Paul Maffetone's mission emerged from a burning need to share his pain. At first, he launched a Facebook group, hoping others would join the dialogue about.

Mercy through the years — Alums look back on their time at Riverhead's Catholic high school  Suffolk Times

What was it like in the old days? In interviews this week, some alumni reflected on their time at Mercy.

Air Force TSgt. Joseph Tandy: a life well-lived, ended far too soon  SoutholdLOCAL

A few days ago, Joe and Tara Tandy had the world on a string. Working in careers they loved, they shared a passion for life, for each other and for *service* to ...

Friends, family remember one of Mattituck's finest  The Suffolk Times

Parker Wickham, who converted part of his family's potato farm into an airfield after World War II and pursued a lifelong love of things mechanical, particularly ...

Threes Brewing's Greg Doroski on life between the North Fork and Brooklyn  Northforker

Standing at the counter of a coffeehouse located inside their Brooklyn brewery, Threes Brewing partners Greg Doroski and Josh Stylman are reminiscing about ...

Photos and results: 10th Annual Thanksgiving Day Turkey Trot  RiverheadLOCAL

More than 1000 people burned off some calories before sitting down to holiday dinner yesterday in the 10th Annual Thanksgiving Day Turkey Trot in Mattituck.

Kait's Angels hosts its first charity poker run: Photos  Suffolk Times

Kait's Angels, the non-profit organization created in memory of Kaitlyn Doorhy, held its inaugural Poker Run Sunday.

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