10/06/18 6:00am
10/06/2018 6:00 AM

Last week, buried inside a report released by the Trump administration, a startling prediction about climate change was made public. If nothing is done to put the brakes on rising temperatures, our planet could warm a staggering seven degrees Fahrenheit by 2100. That’s 82 years from now, easily within the lifetimes of current newborns and young children.

A seven-degree rise in Earth’s temperature would be disastrous for cities along our coastlines but an even larger catastrophe for many countries across the planet that would all but be destroyed by the heat, resulting in a massive refugee crisis. READ

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10/05/18 9:57pm
10/05/2018 9:57 PM

During the preseason, there was a question as to who would be the goalkeeper for the Greenport/Southold field hockey team. Ella Mazzaferro was the team’s goalie last year — the first time she had ever played the position — but she was toying with the idea of returning as a field player.

She recalled: “I was like, ‘I need to be on the field. I want to be where the action’s at, like I really just want to be running up and down the field.”

For a brief spell, that thought was appealing to the Greenport High School sophomore. And then it hit her … READ

10/05/18 6:00am

Some parents make it look effortless, but for most, taking toddlers out to eat can be chaotic. Factor in spilled drinks, dropped silverware, short attention spans and brewing tantrums, and the entire experience can be unpleasant for parents and other diners alike.

Laura Brewer and her daughter Amber know they aren’t the only ones who’ve experienced the waning patience and “been there” nods from other guests while eating out with children. READ

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10/04/18 9:38pm
10/04/2018 9:38 PM

Similarly to judging books by their covers, one should not judge a soccer team solely by its record. That’s especially true when comparing two teams from different classifications and leagues.

Records can be misleading and are hardly a foolproof measure of what a team can do on the field. READ

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10/03/18 6:00am
10/03/2018 6:00 AM

To the editor:

I read with a great deal of sadness of the passing of Rich Fiedler (“An artist who defined Greenport,” Sept. 22). I have several of his prints in my office that capture the unique beauty and character of eastern Long Island. Each election year in October, my staff and I would walk the Village of Greenport visiting with local merchants. READ

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10/03/18 6:00am

Southold Town passed a $290,000 bond for the increase and improvement of facilities of the Fishers Island Ferry District last Tuesday night.

The bond will cover replacement engines on the MV Munnatawket estimated to cost a maximum of $150,000. The Silver Eel Channel will also be dredged for a maximum cost of $140,000. READ

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10/03/18 5:55am

Winning high school girls volleyball matches is a learned behavior, something Greenport/Southold has been working at in recent years.

That work finally came to fruition on Sept. 7 when Greenport snapped a losing string of at least 23 matches, covering four years and two winless seasons, with a four-set win over Babylon. None of the Porters had ever experienced a win before in a varsity uniform. READ