05/31/14 5:00pm
05/31/2014 5:00 PM
Cheerleaders from the North Fork Dance Academy helped pump up the crowd.

Cheerleaders from the North Fork Dance Academy helped pump up the crowd.

Purple ribbons and balloons lined Main Road Saturday, leading the way to Mitchell Park in Greenport where the annual Relay for Life fundraiser was hosted for the first time.

Participants from as far as Coram and Stony Brook came out for the event, which started at noon and continues to midnight. Survivors wearing white sashes walked the park with supporters, many sporting creative T-shirts.

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05/31/14 2:00pm
Nancy Lynott, Youth Bureau director for Southampton Town leading the discussion Thursday evening. (Credit: Carrie Miller)

Nancy Lynott, Youth Bureau director for Southampton Town leading the discussion Thursday evening. (Credit: Carrie Miller)

Drug abuse. Gang involvement. Low employment. High school suspension rates.

These are just some of the issues threatening the health, safety and success of young people on the East End, according to a draft version of a report compiled by Suffolk County and regional municipalities.  (more…)

05/31/14 12:00pm
CARRIE MILLER PHOTO | Marratooka North Farm, an 18-acre farm off Main Road in Mattituck was the last North Fork farm to be protected through the program.

Marratooka North Farm, an 18-acre farm off Main Road in Mattituck, was the last North Fork farm to be protected through the program. (Credit: Carrie Miller)

The state is bringing back to life a program aimed at protecting the state’s farmland, having secured $20.5 million in funding for the initiative, Governor Andrew Cuomo announced earlier this month. (more…)

05/31/14 10:44am

Classic Car Night resumed down by the Peconic Riverfront in Riverhead on Thursday night, as about 20 classic car owners drove downtown to enjoy the sun.

The weekly gathering in the parking lot by the river is sponsored by the Business Improvement District, and runs through August.

Miss the cars this week? Head down there next week. Or in the meantime, check out these photos from Thursday night. (more…)

05/31/14 10:02am
Library Hall, pictured in 1905, stood across from the Mattituck train station, at the corner of Westphalia Avenue and Pike Street. (Credit: Mattituck-Laurel Library)

Library Hall, pictured in 1905, stood across from the Mattituck train station, at the corner of Westphalia Avenue and Pike Street. (Credit: Mattituck-Laurel Library)

For 58 years, Library Hall in Mattituck was a hub of activity, a beacon that drew the community and held great personal significance for the scores of residents who spent time there. (more…)

05/31/14 9:45am
Bishop McGann-Mercy's Meg Tuthill ran to a second-place finish in the 800 meters in . (Credit: Robert O'Rourk)

Bishop McGann-Mercy sophomore Meg Tuthill ran to a second-place finish in the 800 meters in 2 minutes 15.71 seconds. (Credit: Robert O’Rourk)

SECTION XI INDIVIDUAL CHAMPIONSHIPS/STATE QUALIFIER

Bishop McGann-Mercy sophomore Meg Tuthill took second place in the 800 meters in the Section XI girls track and field individual championships/state qualifier on Friday at Port Jefferson High School. Her time was 2 minutes 15.71 seconds. She finished behind Elwood/John Glenn senior Sarah Hardie, who won in 2:11.21. (more…)

05/31/14 8:00am
JIM COLLIGAN PHOTO | Two deer feeding at one of the '4-poster' tick control stations on Shelter Island.

Deer feeding at one of the ‘4-poster’ tick control stations on Shelter Island. (Times/Review file photo)

Get the bug spray ready: Ticks are emerging and looking for warmblooded beings like you and me to snack on. And all too often, the critters leave behind harmful pathogens that put people at risk for illnesses like Lyme disease. (more…)

05/31/14 7:00am
An ivory tower. (Credit: Creative Commons)

An actual ivory tower, courtesy of Creative Commons.

It didn’t take a rocket scientist to read between the lines of the brochure I received earlier this year from my college alma mater.

“Admissions 101: College Exploration Program for Trinity Families” read the headline on the brochure. Inside, I learned that the two-day program on the college’s campus in Hartford, Conn., was reserved for high school-aged children and grandchildren of Trinity alumni, parents, faculty and staff.

Talk about special treatment! (more…)

05/31/14 5:00am

Greenport BOE meeting cancelled, Feb. 13, 2013

Eighth-grader Blayr Corazzini has been a very busy young lady lately. While the rest of us were enjoying Memorial Day weekend, she was collecting trophies at the New York State baton twirling championships, where she placed first in every individual category in which she competed.

R031209_Dinizio_R.jpgIn addition, her novice junior parade corps and open senior parade corps also took first place and her junior dance twirl team placed second. I’d say that she’s following in the footsteps of older sister, Payge, but it looks like Blayr is making her own set of footprints.

Way to go! (more…)