08/26/14 6:32pm
08/26/2014 6:32 PM
Shawn McAvoy mug shot (Credit: Riverhead police department)

Shawn McAvoy mug shot (Credit: Riverhead police department)

A Mattituck man was arrested for the third time since April after stealing a blow-dryer and two curling irons from a local convenience story Tuesday morning, Riverhead Town police said.

Police said 30-year-old Shawn McAvoy picked up the items from the CVS Pharmacy on Route 58 about 7:45 a.m. and ran out of the store without paying. Later Tuesday afternoon, police stopped Mr. McAvoy for a traffic violation and recognized him since he was wearing the same clothes as the suspect, according to a police report. He was charged with petit larceny.

Mr. McAvoy was arrested and taken to police headquarters to be arraigned, police said. The two curling irons and the blow dryer were not recovered by police.

Mr. McAvoy was most recently arrested in May for DWI and disorderly conduct, according to previous reports.

08/26/14 10:00am
Matt Drinkwater, a returning starter at quarterback and linebacker, was an all-league first team selection last year. (Credit: Garret Meade)

Matt Drinkwater, a returning starter at quarterback and linebacker, was an all-league first team selection last year. (Credit: Garret Meade)

The mere mention of the Drinkwater twins conjures images of smiling, happy faces. They are a fun-loving pair.

For John and Matt Drinkwater, a good humor is part of the game. It keeps teammates loose. Laughter can be good preparation for taking the field, where those smiles are turned into game faces and they get serious about the job to be done. (more…)

08/26/14 8:00am
REPORTER FILE PHOTO A melee at the North Ferry dock in Greenport early Sunday morning resulted in arrests and anticipated charges of trespassing against several individuals.

A melee at the North Ferry dock in Greenport early Sunday resulted in arrests and anticipated charges of trespassing. (Credit: file photo)

A melee aboard North Ferry boats about 2 a.m. Sunday led to the arrests of several people who apparently jumped over closed gates and, in at least one case, jumped from the ferry landing over a gap between the landing and a boat. (more…)

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08/25/14 10:55pm
08/25/2014 10:55 PM
Angel Colon can play any position on the field except goalkeeper, according to Greenport coach Chris Golden. (Credit: Garret Meade)

Angel Colon can play any position on the field except goalkeeper, according to Greenport coach Chris Golden. (Credit: Garret Meade)

Another first day of practice before the start of another high school boys soccer season brings with it another building job for Chris Golden. Then again, that is nothing new for the Greenport coach.

Last year the Porters had a young team, a really young team. It was essentially a junior varsity team, in terms of age. This year’s team is still young.

“The Kansas City Royals have nothing on us in terms of a small market franchise,” Golden said late Monday afternoon, squinting as he looked into a blinding sun while his players worked on a passing drill during their first practice. “So every year we are rebuilding. We’re always looking for pieces to our puzzle.”

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08/25/14 8:44pm
Mattituck coach Mat Litchhult talking to Kaan Ilgin during a water break during Monday morning's practice. Ilgin is one of 28 players in New York State to be named to TopDrawerSoccer.com's All-America Watch List. (Credit: Garret Meade)

Mattituck coach Mat Litchhult talking to Kaan Ilgin during a water break at Monday morning’s practice. Ilgin is one of 28 players in New York State to be named to TopDrawerSoccer.com’s All-America Watch List. (Credit: Garret Meade)

After earning several individual honors following the 2013 high school boys soccer season, there is little doubt that Kaan Ilgin’s reputation precedes him as one of the most dangerous players around these days.

Without scoring a goal or creating one, playing a game and taking a competitive kick, the Mattituck High School senior forward has been awarded yet another honor and a challenge. He was named one of 28 players in New York to TopDrawerSoccer.com’s fall boys All-America Watch List. Only five players from Suffolk County and six from Long Island public schools made the list (TopDrawerSoccer covers youth, high school and college soccer). (more…)