09/30/14 8:30pm

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Update: The Floyd Memorial Library’s budget passed Tuesday night by a vote of 180 to 21. Broken down by school district, Greenport School District voters approved the budget 136 to 13 and voters in the Oysterponds School District approved the budget 44 to 8.

Original story:

Residents will go to the polls today to vote on Floyd Memorial Library’s proposed $1.01 million budget that reflects an increase of about $19,000 over the current spending plan.

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Mattituck teacher Steve Lavinio works with a student. (Credit: Jen Nuzzo)

Mattituck teacher Steve Lavinio, right, and junior Matthew Wells working with AutoCAD. (Credit: Jen Nuzzo)

When tech teacher Steve Lavinio arrived at Mattituck High School in 2001, the school had only six computers in its technology lab. But in that tiny room was evidence that the district was ahead of the curve when it came to teaching kids the modern ways of engineering.  (more…)

09/24/14 9:50am
Greenport superintendent David Gamberg at Monday night's Board of Education meeting. (Credit: jen Nuzzo)

Greenport Superintendent David Gamberg at Monday night’s Board of Education meeting. (Credit: Jen Nuzzo)

Greenport School District officials are defending the district’s financial standing after the state reported earlier this month that the district needs to improve its oversight of the budget process.  (more…)

09/23/14 2:00pm
Bob Syron, CEO of Peconic Landing, speaks at a groundbreaking ceremony Tuesday. (Credit: Cyndi Murray)

Bob Syron, CEO of Peconic Landing, speaks at a groundbreaking ceremony Tuesday. (Credit: Cyndi Murray)

Peconic Landing and the Greenport Fire District put the finishing touches on a new emergency services agreement Monday to address the impact the lifecare community’s expansion will have on the local fire department. (more…)

09/18/14 8:30am
Patrick O’Halloran (left) and Garrett Moore met for the first time Tuesday evening in the Mitchell Park marina, hours after a joint effort to rescue six boaters and bring an out-of-control cigarette boat to a halt in the waters of Greenport Harbor. (Credit: Jen Nuzzo)

Patrick O’Halloran (left) and Garrett Moore met for the first time Tuesday evening in the Mitchell Park marina, hours after a joint effort to rescue six boaters and bring an out-of-control cigarette boat to a halt in the waters of Greenport Harbor. (Credit: Jen Nuzzo)

No, a scene from a dramatic action movie wasn’t being filmed in Greenport Harbor on Monday. What happened was this: After six people were flung from a speeding powerboat that had turned sideways, two strangers who live on opposite sides of the bay played integral roles in rescuing the victims and ensuring safety in the harbor by bringing the runaway boat to a halt.  (more…)

08/30/14 11:00am
Robert Feeney on Aug. 19 after the Greenport school board unanimously approved his appointment as interim high school principal. He worked as high school principal for nearly two decades during his tenure at the Middle Country School District in Centereach. (Credit: Jennifer Gustavson)

Robert Feeney on Aug. 19 after the Greenport school board unanimously approved his appointment as interim high school principal. He worked as high school principal for nearly two decades during his tenure at the Middle Country School District in Centereach. (Credit: Jennifer Gustavson)

Robert Feeney has been serving as a sort of pinch hitter for school districts in recent years.

That’s because he’s enjoyed working on an interim basis since retiring from education in 2011.  (more…)