The Miles for Mike 5K Walk/Run was held Saturday at Greenport High School. The event raised money for the Michael Brown Memorial Scholarship Fund, which was established by Michael’s family after his death in 2010. READ
Hundreds turned out to Out Run Rett Saturday in New Suffolk. READ
The owners of the Arcade, Greenport Village’s iconic Front Street department store, are due in court this week to face a slew of charges that include renting illegal apartments above the store. READ
A vote on a bill to let the public vote on reducing the size of the Suffolk County Legislature from 18 members to 13 appears unlikely.
The Legislature’s ways and means committee voted last Thursday to have the proposal “tabled subject to call.”
When Ian Husak first arrived in Vietnam, he didn’t have the benefit of international data on his phone. There was no GPS in his pocket to direct the Mattituck High School graduate from Ho Chi Minh City to Mui Ne, a journey of more than 130 miles on a motorcycle across foreign terrain.
“I had no map,” he recalled. “I spent the whole day wondering, ‘Am I going the right way?’ ” (more…)
A 57-year-old man was arrested Friday on a drunken driving charge in Greenport, Southold Town police said.
Richard True of Orient was driving on Route 25 and was pulled over shortly before 12:30 a.m. after failing to signal during a lane change and driving over the double-yellow line, police said.
He was charged with driving while intoxicated and held for an arraignment, officials said.
A 36-year-old man was arrested Thursday in Mattituck and charged with stealing someone’s wallet and lottery tickets, Southold Town police said.
Dominic Lando, who police say is undomiciled, was “passed out on a porch” on Bay Avenue shortly before 8:30 p.m. and found to be in possession of the stolen items, officials said.
Mr. Lando was charged with petit larceny and criminal possession of stolen property and held for an arraignment, police said.
Next in our series is Mattituck’s top students. Read more about Courtney Murphy and Christian Van Cleef, the Class of 2015’s Valedictorian and Salutatorian, below.
GPA: 101.2450 (weighted), 99.0980 (unweighted)
College plans: Villanova University
Team player: Courtney played varsity soccer, varsity basketball, travel soccer and summer league soccer and basketball. She earned several honors including All League Soccer, Academic All County Soccer, All League Basketball and Academic All County Basketball. She also won several sports awards, including For the Love of the Game Booster Club Award, New York State Public High School Athletic Association Scholar Athlete Award and Suffolk Zone Award.
All business: Courtney earned third- and fifth-place awards in the Distributive Education Club of America’s regional competition. She was named an Advanced Placement Scholar With Distinction and Student of the Month for history and foreign language. She won a New York State Scholarship for Academic Excellence first-place award and is a Rube Goldberg contest winner. She also landed on the High Honor Roll every quarter since seventh grade.
Giving back: Courtney participated in several community groups, including serving as president of the Leo Club, and she volunteered for Maureen’s Haven, the Mattituck Lions Club Strawberry Festival, Relay for Life and Letters to Soldiers. She was also a tutor for Spanish, algebra and trigonometry.
Parting words: “I’ve thoroughly enjoyed my high school career and my experiences at Mattituck have surely helped shape me as a person. So many great memories have been created here and I’m thankful for having grown up in such a wonderful community.”
GPA: 99.09 (weighted), 97.69 (unweighted)
College plans: Brandeis University
Major: international relations/philosophy
Helping hands: Daniel volunteered for San Simeon by the Sound and the China Conservation and Research Center. He also helped with a fundraising effort at North Fork Reform Synagogue in Cutchogue.
Team player: As a varsity soccer player, Daniel earned several honors, including this year’s state championships and the Scholar Athlete Award. He also played with Mattituck Alliance and the Brookhaven Summer Soccer League.
A little bit of everything: Daniel was president of the World Language Club and participated in several groups: the Leo Club, student council, executive student council, Math League, National Honor Society and DECA.
Internships: During high school, Daniel held internships at Cheung Kong Graduate School of Business, Good News Planet and Copal Partners-London (Copal Amba).
Parting words: “I’m glad I at least had the foresight to learn out of passion rather than out of necessity, but whether that’ll be valuable to me or not depends on what’s yet to come. I’ve learned to be less rigid as a person and to take greater and more frequent risks. I believe that you learn more from what you do poorly in high school than what you do well. I hope that I learn no lesson in vain.”
An early morning string of thunderstorm toppled trees and knocked out power for more than 300 customers in Southold Town Wednesday morning. Greenport Village also reported outages due to the storm.
According to a PSEG outage map, about 274 customers in Mattituck and a couple dozen more in Southold remained without power due to the storm as of 8:30 a.m. Greenport Village Mayor George Hubbard said a couple hundred homes lost power for about 50 minutes during the storm.
“Now everyone should have the power back on,” he said.
In nearby Riverhead and Flanders, more than 3,000 residents in total lost power.
The National Weather Service had issued a severe thunderstorm warning at 6:18 a.m. A weather station at East Moriches clocked wind gusts at 53 mph, said meteorologist Faye Barthold.
Southold police said no one was injured during the storm, though there were several calls for downed trees and wires. Highway Superintendent Vincent Orlando couldn’t be immediately reached for comment.
Greenport High School graduated its 134th class on Sunday where retired history teacher Ron McEvoy made a surprise visit.
In addition to encouraging speeches from students, faculty, and administrators, Mr. McEvoy gave a speech to the graduates and encouraged them to follow their dreams.
For a complete list of graduates and bios on the valedictorian and salutatorian, pick up a copy of the July 2 The Suffolk Times for the special graduation section.
Scroll through for more photos of the graduates.
Photos by Katharine Schroeder