The Suffolk Times’ 2014 People of the Year

01/08/2015 8:57 AM |
Jeff Heidtmann and the man he rescued, Robert Frey, pose for photos last January, when they were reunited for the first time after Mr. Heidtmann pulled the older man from the icy waters of a canal behind the neighbors’ Southold homes. Mr. Frey has no memory of falling in or being pulled from the canal. (Credit: Paul Squire)

Jeff Heidtmann and the man he rescued, Robert Frey, pose for photos last January, when they were reunited for the first time after Mr. Heidtmann pulled the older man from the icy waters of a canal behind the neighbors’ Southold homes. Mr. Frey has no memory of falling in or being pulled from the canal. (Credit: Paul Squire)

A tradition that stretches back nearly three decades continued this year with the Suffolk Times’ annual People of the Year awards.

Here’s the complete list of winners: 

Person of the Year: Jeff Heidtmann

Businesspeople of the Year: Greenport Harbor Brewing Co.

Educator of the Year: Phillip “Skip” Munisteri

Public Servant of the Year: Ted Webb

Sports Person of the Year: Mat Litchhult

Community Leaders of the Year: North Fork Designer Show House

Lifetime Achievement Award: Joseph Gergela

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