Suffolk Times seeks nominations for People of the Year

12/03/2010 1:35 PM |

FILE PHOTO | The Suffolk Times’ 2009 People of the Year from left: Angela Smith, who accepted the Overall Person of the Year award for her son, Ryan Creighton; Nancy Deegan, board member of North Fork Community Theatre, Civic Group of the Year; Town Clerk Betty Neville, Public Servant of the Year; Rocky DiVello, Business Person of the Year; and NFCT board member Mark Sisson and president Marilee Scheer. Not pictured: Robert Feger, Educator of the Year.

The Suffolk Times is seeking nominations for its 2010 People of the Year awards. We are looking for candidates in the following categories:

-Overall Person of the Year
-Business Person of the Year
-Civic Person of the Year
-Public Servant of the Year
-Educator of the Year

Times/Review Newspapers has been paying tribute to local citizens who make a difference for 23 years running. Think about those around you who have had a positive impact on their community and let us know who they are. Please send us your nomination by e-mail ([email protected]) or fax (298-3287). Or post your suggestions in the comment section below.

The deadline for nominations is Dec. 17.

Take a moment to express your thanks for others’ good deeds by nominating someone for a “Person of the Year” award.



10 Comment

  • Educator of the Year: William Grigonis; Southold-Mattituck-Greenport NJROTC Unit

  • I agree, Bill Grigonis for educator of the year

  • business: Marc LaMaina – butta cakes. doing everything possible to run a home-town based business, and revitalize greenport. also donates to many good causes. always supportive of school and village functions.

  • Marc Lamaina-Butta’ Cakes Cupcake factory for Business Person of the year

  • Brian Lynch- Director of Guidance, Mattituck High School. Hands down the best educator we have

  • I would nominate Betty Neville for person of the year she has given alot of service to the town for many years thank you Mrs Tuthill

  • overall: John Ramirez, La Capricciosa Brick Oven Pizzeria in Greenport – Supports all local functions, donates his services and time for all good causes (including Relay for Life), – Is a Tiger Scouts Leader and an all round genuine, caring person.

  • I would like to nominate Mrs. Dempsey as Educator Of The Year. I have two children that were born one year apart. During their elementary school years, up until the sixth grade, they never had the same teacher, which was a good thing. They’re both so different, I never wanted them to be compared. My daughter had Jean first and then my son the following year. I’ll never forget going to Open House for my son, it was only a few days after school started, Mrs. Dempsey looked me in the eye and laughed. I knew then that she had already recognized that it was going to be a completely different experience with this Buono then it was the previous year. She had already recognized my son’s personality, claiming that “Chris needs to learn that the world isn’t according to Chris.” I left the class thinking, “I love this teacher.” Sixth grade was the best year for both my children. My timid daughter blossomed into a more confident and less shy student, and my son became more accepting of what he didn’t know.
    If all educators were like Mrs. Dempsey, our country would still be one of the strongest countries in the world in academics. Children are accepted for who they are, they are motivated, they learn, they enjoy humor, yet they respect her, and know that there is no messing around with her. What more could we ask for as parents???
    There is no doubt in my mind that if anyone deserves “Educator Of The Year,” it’s Mrs. Dempsey.

  • I would say Why stop there? Bill should be considered for person of the year. He leads by example every day in all walks of life. I could not think of a more fitting tribute.

  • Jill Doherty, Pesident Board of Trustees, for civic person of the year. She has done an outstanding job working for the people of Southold.