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Tanner Zagarino of Mattituck/Greenport/Southold, right, was a 17-8 winner over Rocky Point's Anthony DeVito in their bout at 182 pounds. (Credit: Garret Meade)

Tanner Zagarino of Mattituck/Greenport/Southold was a 17-8 winner over Rocky Point’s Anthony DeVito in their bout at 182 pounds. (Credit: Garret Meade)

SUFFOLK COUNTY DUAL MEET CHAMPIONSHIP | EAGLES 41, TUCKERS 23

It was a homecoming for Cory Dolson, just not the sort of one he had hoped for.

Dolson, a former all-county wrestler who had worn the Rocky Point High School singlet for four seasons before his graduation in 2001, returned to his alma mater on Friday for the first time in his official capacity as Mattituck/Greenport/Southold’s coach. The occasion was the new Suffolk County Dual Meet Championship, which involves the top 16 teams in the county. The 12th-seeded Tuckers, the League VII champions, were paired against No. 5 Rocky Point, the League V champion, in a first-round contest that didn’t go the way Dolson would have liked.

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Students and faculty were evacuated on Friday at McGann-Mercy. (Credit: Barbaraellen Koch)

Students and faculty were evacuated on Friday at McGann-Mercy. (Credit: Barbaraellen Koch)

Two weeks after local authorities responded to four threats in two days made to local schools, Riverhead police were called to yet another bomb scare at Bishop McGann-Mercy High School — and another bomb report that turned out to be false. (more…)

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James (left) and Paul Hayes took their soccer game to Florida where they helped lead their club team to a title. (Credit: Michael Lewis)

James (left) and Paul Hayes took their soccer game to Florida where they helped lead their club team to a title. (Credit: Michael Lewis)

Winning never gets old or tiresome for the Hayes twins.

A little more than a month after helping Mattituck High School earn the New York State Class B championship, James and Paul Hayes celebrated yet another title. The seniors played vital roles for the Middle Country United ISA Boys Under-18 team, which captured the Disney Showcase Black U-18/19 Division title in Orlando, Fla.  (more…)

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North Fork Smoked Fish Co. owner Phil Karlin addresses the Greenport Planning Board Thursday night. (credit: Paul Squire)

North Fork Smoked Fish Co. owner Phil Karlin addresses the Greenport Planning Board Thursday night. (Credit: Paul Squire)

The owner of Greenport’s North Fork Smoked Fish Co. announced Thursday night that his First Street fish shop would be opening its doors to customers for retail use, hoping to alleviate concerns by the Greenport zoning and planning boards over its operations.

The new plans introduced by owner Phil Karlin positioned the store as a joint retail venture between himself and a local fish market. But that only raised new questions from the Planning Board at its meeting Thursday night.

Now, village officials want a new detailed plan for the space by their next meeting, with Village Attorney Joseph Prokop warning that Mr. Karlin must read — and respect — the village code for retail use. (more…)

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Following an unselfish act from an opposing team and with the support of his beloved teammates Miguel Borrayo, who has Down syndrome, scored the first points of his school basketball career Jan. 8.

Following an unselfish act from an opposing team and with the support of his beloved teammates Miguel Borrayo, who has Down syndrome, scored the first points of his school basketball career Jan. 8.

It’s not often that a team dogpiles at the center of the basketball court after getting blown out by an opponent. It’s even more rare to see the winning team join in on the celebration.

Then again, moments like the one shared Jan. 8 between the Mattituck and Westhampton Beach seventh grade boys basketball teams are few and far between.  (more…)

01/30/15 6:00am

To the editor:

In reply to your editorial in the Jan. 22 issue regarding the mandated installation of breath sensors in order to start the engine on future produced cars. In the ’70s, I forget the year, GM installed an interlock system to prevent starting the engine until the seat belts of front passengers were latched. It seemed like a good idea at the time. (more…)

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Celebrating 100 years in the community! A picture is worth a thousand words and Cutchogue New Suffolk Library is looking for past and present photographs of you. Pictures can be in the library, working on a farm, at the beach, sailing or any place in Cutchogue or New Suffolk. The hope is to collect 100 photographs portraying the history of our district. Help tell our story. Bring photos in an envelope clearly marked with your name, phone number, the name of the person(s) in the photograph and the approximate year taken. Photos will be returned.  (more…)

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Southold guard Shayne Johnson goes up for a one-handed shot Thursday against Greenport. (Credit: Garret Meade)

Southold guard Shayne Johnson goes up for a one-handed shot Thursday against Greenport. (Credit: Garret Meade)

FIRST SETTLERS 68, PORTERS 54

The chants echoed throughout the gym in Southold High School. On one end of the bleachers, the Southold students screamed with all their might. On the other end, the Greenport fans matched them.

Throughout the 32-minute League VIII game Thursday night, the fans for both teams strained their vocal chords to outdue each other, shouting in unison to support their team.

At one point, a chant of “you can’t do that!” from one corner of the crowd was met by a chant of “yes we can!” which was countered by “no you can’t!”  (more…)