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…)

The track at Mattituck High School. (Cyndi Murray)

The track at Mattituck High School. (Credit: Cyndi Murray)

The color gold will appear on Mattituck-Cutchogue School District’s new track, but it won’t be in the form of stripes. And as for naming the new facility after recently retired superintendent James McKenna, the school board has had a change of heart. (more…)

08/21/14 11:56pm
The accident scene at Empire Gas in Mattituck Thursday night. (Credit: Jennifer Gustavson photos)

The accident scene at Empire Gas in Mattituck Thursday night. (Credit: Jennifer Gustavson photos)

Update 7:15 a.m.: Southold Town police say the driver of a pickup truck that crashed into a gas pump in Mattituck late Thursday told officers that he had fallen asleep just before the crash, according to a police report.

Police said the 55-year-old driver was headed west on Route 25 in Mattituck when it crossed into the eastbound lane, left the road and smashed into a gas pump at the Empire Gas station about 11:25 p.m.

The crash managed to knock the gas station from its base, causing the canopy to fall onto the truck as well as a “minor gasoline leak,” according to the report; however, an emergency shutoff valve prevented the pump from spilling more gas, police said.

Southold Town Police and Mattituck Fire Department officials were on the scene shortly after the crash occurred. The driver was treated by Mattituck Rescue Squad and taken to Eastern Long Island Hospital for further treatment of minor injuries, police said.

No arrests were reported by police.

Check back for an update.

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08/21/14 12:00pm
Joseph Tsaveras. (Credit: Jennifer Gustavson)

Joseph Tsaveras, the principal for both the pre-K and kindergarten programs, speaks at Tuesday’s board meeting. (Credit: Jennifer Gustavson)

The Greenport school board approved several new hires for the district’s new pre-kindergarten program.

Jenellen Skuggevik and Heather Petretti will serve as the school’s pre-K school’s teachers. Both appointments were unanimously approved during the school board’s meeting Tuesday night.  (more…)

08/20/14 12:00pm
Robert Feeney. (Credit: Jennifer Gustavson)

Robert Feeney will serve as interim secondary school principal at Greenport. (Credit: Jennifer Gustavson)

The Greenport school board has hired an interim secondary school principal to replace Leonard Skuggevik.

Retired school administrator Robert Feeney of Centereach, who serves on the Middle Country school board, will serve as Greenport High School principal for an undetermined length of time while the district conducts a search for a permanent replacement.  (more…)