One topic has dominated the conversation this week in Greenport: the hometown Porters’ championship journey.
Purple and gold balloons line the streets in front of many businesses. Signs hang outside others urging the boys basketball team success. Patrons at the bar at Andy’s last Saturday kept jotting down the score of Greenport’s Southeast Region championship game as it flashed on the screen, thanks to a Facebook livestream, so they could quickly relay it to anyone who walked in. READ
Reese Costello began playing lacrosse at 8 years old, developing skills through the North Fork Lacrosse Club. As an eighth-grader he joined the junior varsity of the Mattituck/Greenport/Southold boys lacrosse team. A year later, he was among the call-ups to varsity when the team reached the playoffs. READ
Rudolph Bruer, a Southold Town justice for two decades who began practicing law in 1965, died Wednesday. He was 77. READ
When the Cutchogue Fire Department needed a firefighter with the expertise to operate its fire rescue boat, Jason Cooper was there. When his country needed his service during the first Gulf War in Desert Storm, Jason Cooper was there. When the New Suffolk School Board needed a volunteer community member to serve, Jason Cooper was there.
A parolee who eluded police for nearly two weeks after allegedly discharging a shotgun in Southold was arrested Tuesday night on a felony charge, Southold Town police said.
A westbound Long Island Railroad train struck a pickup truck at about 1:08 p.m. Tuesday in Mattituck at Elijah’s Lane and the driver of the vehicle was killed, according to the Metropolitan Transportation Authority and Southold Town police. READ