10/30/14 10:00am
10/30/2014 10:00 AM
Kaitlyn's father, Joseph, wearing a pink memorial T-shirt, hugs Bill Araneo of Mattituck. (Credit: Greg Zuhoski photos)

Kaitlyn’s father, Joseph, wearing a pink memorial T-shirt, hugs Bill Araneo of Mattituck. (Credit: Greg Zuhoski photos)

Local residents traveled to Sacred Heart University in Connecticut Saturday to attend a memorial event for Kaitlyn Doorhy, who was struck by a car and killed near her sorority house on Aug. 22.

The aspiring attorney from Mattituck was 20 years old.

At Saturday’s event, the H.W. Wilson Foundation gave $100,000 to the university to establish an endowed scholarship in Ms. Doorhy’s memory. The scholarship will be given each year to a junior student from Long Island, according to a press release.

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10/30/14 8:00am
Election signs should be off the roadway by next week as voters head to the polls tuesday, Nov. 4. (Credit: Grant Parpan)

Election signs should be off the roadway by next week as voters head to the polls tuesday, Nov. 4. (Credit: Grant Parpan)

Tuesday, Nov. 4 is Election Day nationwide, and voters on the North Fork will be asked to choose a governor, a congressman, two state legislators, a county clerk, a state attorney general, a state and county comptroller and a handful of judges, while weighing in on special ballot propositions. There is even a special election for Town Trustee. (more…)

10/30/14 7:59am

Suffolk Times Endorsements

Over the past month our editorial board has conducted interviews with candidates for local office this year and viewed and attended debates between them.

Now, as has long been the tradition of the paper, we offer our endorsements for Election Day on Tuesday, Nov. 4.

Click on the page numbers or links below to view each of our endorsements:

U.S. House of Representatives

Southold Town Trustee

New York State Assembly

New York State Senate

Governor 

10/29/14 5:50pm
10/29/2014 5:50 PM
Mattituck's James Hayes, left, and Southampton's Jacob Villalobos keep their eyes on the prize during Tuesday's county semifinal. (Credit: Garret Meade)

Mattituck’s James Hayes, left, and Southampton’s Jacob Villalobos keep their eyes on the prize during Tuesday’s county semifinal. (Credit: Garret Meade)

SUFFOLK COUNTY CLASS B SEMIFINAL | TUCKERS 3, MARINERS 0

Mattituck advanced to the Suffolk County Class B high school boys soccer final for the fifth consecutive season with a convincing 3-0 semifinal win over Southampton on Wednesday afternoon.

Striker Mario Arreola scored off a pair of headers in the opening 16 minutes as the Tuckers tallied all of their goals off head shots in the first half at Robert Muir Athletic Fields in Mattituck. (more…)

10/29/14 5:44pm
Mattituck goalkeeper Emma Fasolino makes a save on Port Jefferson forward Jillian Colucci, who leads the county in goals scored this year. (Credit: Robert O'Rourk)

Mattituck goalkeeper Emma Fasolino makes a save on Port Jefferson forward Jillian Colucci, who leads the county in goals scored this year. (Credit: Robert O’Rourk)

CLASS B SEMIFINALS  |  ROYALS 1, TUCKERS 0

Two days. Time was against the Mattituck girls soccer team to devise a plan to disrupt one of the most potent offenses in the county.

After Saturday’s overtime thriller against McGann-Mercy, the Tuckers returned to the practice field Monday with the realization that the top-seeded Port Jefferson Royals awaited Wednesday afternoon.  (more…)

10/29/14 5:43pm

The bus ride home today for the Mattituck High School boys golf team was an awfully quiet one, quieter than any Paul Ellwood could remember in his four years as the team’s coach.

The Tuckers had a lot to think about — like how much of a difference a single stroke can make. In this case, it made the difference between being a league championship team and being a runner-up. (more…)

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10/29/14 3:45pm
WaterFire in Providence, R.I.. Credit: Oko Zoko

WaterFire in Providence, R.I.. Credit: Oko Zoko

Light up the Peconic!

A plan to bring “WaterFire” to downtown Riverhead could be in the works. WaterFire Riverhead, as it’s being billed, is a based on similar WaterFire displays around the world — the nearest being in Providence, R.I. — that feature bonfires on waterways while other artistic displays and performances take place around them. (more…)

10/24/14 2:00pm
10/24/2014 2:00 PM
Bishop McGann-Mercy's Dayna Young (10) and Mattituck's Alex Beebe running neck and neck for a ball. (Credit: Garret Meade)

Bishop McGann-Mercy’s Dayna Young (10) and Mattituck’s Alex Beebe running neck and neck for a ball earlier this season. The two teams play Saturday in the playoffs. (Credit: Garret Meade)

The Mattituck girls soccer team will open the 2014 playoffs Saturday in a home game against McGann-Mercy. The Tuckers are the No. 4 seed and the Monarchs are seeded fifth in Class B.

The game starts at 3 p.m. The winner advances to play top-seeded Port Jefferson Wednesday.  (more…)

10/23/14 4:08pm
10/23/2014 4:08 PM
Credit: Katharine Schroeder file

Eastern Long Island Hospital (Credit: Katharine Schroeder, file)

Officials from Stony Brook Medical Center and North Shore-LIJ medical care systems confirmed reports Thursday that they are in affiliation talks with both Peconic Bay Medical Center and Eastern Long Island Hospital.

The news comes two years after Southampton Hospital announced that it’s been in talks with Stony Brook. (more…)

10/22/14 11:41pm
10/22/2014 11:41 PM

Greenport:Southold:Mattituck football player Matt Drinkwater 101814 copy

Small roster sizes are nothing new for the high school football team that plays in Greenport. For decades the Porters have had to make do with what they had in terms of low player numbers.

But when the plug was pulled on the remainder of Greenport/Southold/Mattituck’s season on Tuesday, it sent a shock wave through the North Fork, particularly in Greenport, which has a proud tradition in the sport. (more…)