01/20/14 6:00am
KATHARINE SCHROEDER PHOTO | Greenport resident Christopher North reads an excerpt from Martin Luther King Jr's  "I Have a Dream" speech.

KATHARINE SCHROEDER PHOTO | Greenport resident Christopher North reads an excerpt from Martin Luther King Jr’s “I Have a Dream” speech.

The Southold Town Anti-Bias Task Force held a memorial program in honor of Martin Luther King Jr. at the Orient Congregational Church in Orient Sunday afternoon. (more…)

01/19/14 11:00am
01/19/2014 11:00 AM
KATHARINE SCHROEDER | The Greenport Pirates take to the ice at Mitchell Park for the National Anthem Saturday night.

KATHARINE SCHROEDER | The Greenport Pirates take to the ice at Mitchell Park for the National Anthem Saturday night.

Greenport Village partnered with the Town of Oyster Bay for “Pond Hockey Friendship Games” at Mitchell Park Saturday night.

Three age groups faced off against each other in part one of the games. Part two will be held in Oyster Bay on Feb. 15.

“Building on the popularity of ice hockey games being played outside, the two-day event will allow hockey players ages 8-13 to take to the ice for a series of friendly youth hockey contests,” Oyster Bay Supervisor John Venditto said in a press release.

Greenport’s Mayor David Nyce agreed.

“This unique event will give its young participants the feel for playing travel hockey in a friendly and enjoyable manner while still staying on Long Island,” he said. “ We are hoping that this exciting concept will ultimately become an annual event and residents from both the Village of Greenport and the Town of Oyster Bay come out to support the youngsters.”

01/18/14 4:30pm
01/18/2014 4:30 PM

ROBERT O’ROURK PHOTO | Southold’s Liam Walker drives toward the basket against Greenport’s Gavin Dibble.

It was Porter Purple Day in Greenport.

But it was the red of Southold that prevailed in the end.

The Southold boys basketball team defeated the host Porters, 57-55, Saturday afternoon in a League VIII matchup. The First Settlers evened their league record at 5-5 while dropping the Porters to 4-5. It was the second meeting between the schools after Greenport won an early December matchup, 82-70.

Fans were encouraged to wear purple to the game to show their support for the home team. Athletic Director Jim Caliendo designated it as Porter Purple Day.

Liam Walker delivered the game-winning basket with a layup in the final second. He finished with 15 points in the game and was tied for the team-high with Alex Poliwoda.

Galvin Dibble led all scorers for Greenport with 19.

Shayne Johnson scored 13 and Kenji Fujita added 10 for Southold. Timmy Stevens scored 11 for Greenport.

Greenport held an eight-point halftime lead, but the First Settlers bounced back with a big third quarter to tie the game heading into the fourth quarter.

01/13/14 7:00am
01/13/2014 7:00 AM
KATHARINE SCHROEDER PHOTO | Colin Palmer as King Richard at the Northeast Stage 30th anniversary party Friday.

KATHARINE SCHROEDER PHOTO | Colin Palmer as King Richard at the Northeast Stage 30th anniversary party Friday.

“It went like a feather flying through the air — so fast.”

That’s how actress Peg Murray described the past three decades for local theater group Northeast Stage, which celebrated its 30th anniversary Friday night with a Masquerade Gala and fundraiser at Brecknock Hall in Greenport. (more…)

12/15/13 10:00am
12/15/2013 10:00 AM

KATHARINE SCHROEDER PHOTO | Santa gets a wet kiss from Nina Saturday in Peconic.

The North Fork Animal Welfare League held its annual open house at the Southold shelter in Peconic Saturday afternoon.

Despite snowy weather, plenty of folks showed up with their pets to have photos taken with Santa, enjoy refreshments and tour the facility.

12/14/13 4:30pm

KATHARINE SCHROEDER PHOTO | Instead of his typical sleigh and reindeer, Santa touched down in a helicopter Saturday morning in Cutchogue.

The Christmas season officially opened in Cutchogue Saturday morning as Santa arrived by helicopter in the middle of a snowstorm.

After being treated to a magic show at the firehouse, kids and their parents excitedly watched as Santa made a dramatic arrival in the swirling snow.