10/11/14 2:00pm
A memorial bench was dedicated to Dominic Trionfo last summer at Strong’s Marina in Mattituck. (Credit: Jen Nuzzo)

A memorial bench was dedicated to Dominic Trionfo last summer at Strong’s Marina in Mattituck. (Credit: Jen Nuzzo)

John Martinelli of Mattituck has organized a benefit featuring a flag football tournament and family-friendly fall activities to help support a memorial fund in memory of his grandson Dominic Trionfo, who died in a Jet Ski accident in 2012. Dominic was 14.

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10/03/14 10:00am
Al Edwards talking to his players during his last game as Greenport's coach. (Credit: Garret Meade, file)

Al Edwards talking to his players during his last game as Greenport’s coach. (Credit: Garret Meade, file)

Now that recommendations have been made to dedicate an indoor basketball court to retired coach Al Edwards, Greenport School District officials are looking to develop a policy for naming school facilities.  (more…)

10/02/14 8:06pm
Members of the Shoreham-Wading River football team walk out onto the field during Thursday's vigil. (Credit: Jen Nuzzo)

Members of the Shoreham-Wading River football team walk out onto the field during Thursday’s vigil. (Credit: Jen Nuzzo)

The scoreboard at Shoreham-Wading River High School reflected a 0-0 game with 54 seconds left Thursday afternoon as hundreds of community members stood around the football field.

But there was no game under way.  (more…)

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…)