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Mitchell Park Marina (Cyndi Murray file photo)

Mitchell Park Marina. (Credit: Cyndi Murray, file)

No mass assembly permit? No problem.

As the Greenport Village Board members continue to debate whether mass assembly permits should be issued for events at Mitchell Park that are not village-sponsored, they agreed informally to exempt large boater groups, which bring in big revenue for the marina, from the need to obtain permits for gatherings in designated areas of the park.  (more…)

05/04/14 4:01pm
Police return to the shore after they were unable to locate a sailboat that had issued a distress call Sunday afternoon. (Credit: Grant Parpan)

A police boat returns to the shore after officers were unable to locate a sailboat that had issued a distress call Sunday afternoon. The U.S. Coast Guard is continuing the search. (Credit: Grant Parpan)

A missing person report is being filed for the owner of a sailboat that made a distress call from the Long Island Sound Sunday afternoon, according to a Riverhead Town police press release.

Ciro Stellges, 59, of Selden was operating a 26-foot fiberglass sailboat named “MAC” when he called 911 at around 1 p.m. and told police his boat was “taking on water,” officials said. The sailboat was built in 1977 by C&C Yachts and its registration number is NY7059FR, police said.

It’s possible Mr. Stellges made the distress call while his boat was sinking near Wading River beach, police said. He had left from Mattituck earlier in the day and was heading to Port Washington, officials said.

The Riverhead Police Dive Rescue Team and Suffolk County Police Department Aviation and Marine units searched for the sailboat, officials said, and Jamesport and Wading River fire departments were on standby.

The boat was not found after a more than 60-minute police boat search of the water, officials said. The police search was finally called off shortly after 2 p.m., but the Coast Guard confirmed at 3:30 p.m. that it is “in the process of conducting a search.”

An officer from the Coast Guard station in New London, Conn. said its search is focused three miles off the shore between Jamesport and Mattituck. The Coast Guard is using two 45-foot boats and a helicopter to search for the missing sailboat, an officer confirmed at 5:30 p.m.

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09/03/12 4:00pm
09/03/2012 4:00 PM

SUFFOLK TIMES FILE PHOTO | Luckily nobody was seriously injured in this boating mishap near Greenport last year.

The Peconic Bay Power Squadron released this week a new schedule for upcoming boater safety classes and seminars. The following is a list of the events that will be offered in our area:

Seminars

Subject: Hurricanes and Boats,
Squadron: Peconic Bay
Contact: Peter Young Phone: 631-298-4326
Email: [email protected]
Location: West Marine
Address: 1089 Old Country Rd
City: Riverhead, NY 11901
Start Date: SEP 08, 2012 Time: 01:00PM
Cost: FREE (Advanced Registration Required)

Subject: How to Use a Chart,
Squadron: Peconic Bay
Contact: Fred Roffe Phone: 631-728-3721
Email: [email protected]
Location: West Marine
Address: 1089 Old Country Road (Rt58)
City: Riverhead, NY 11901
Start Date: OCT 13, 2012 Time: 01:00PM
Cost: $45.00

Subject: Using GPS,
Squadron: Peconic Bay
Contact: Fred Roffe Phone: 631-728-3721
Email: [email protected]
Location: West Marine
Address: 1089 Old Country Road (Rt58)
City: Riverhead, NY 11901
Start Date: NOV 10, 2012 Time: 01:00PM
Cost: $45.00

Subject: Basic Coastal Navigation,
Squadron: Peconic Bay
Contact: Fred Smith Phone: 631-298-1930
Email: [email protected]
Location: West Marine
Address: 1089 Old Country Road (Rt58)
City: Riverhead, NY 11901
Start Date: JAN 12, 2013 Time: 01:00PM
Cost: $45.00

Advanced Classes

Subject: Seamanship,
Squadron: Peconic Bay
Contact: Larry Hynes Phone: 631-929-4369
Email: [email protected]
Location: George Young Community Center
Address: Rt25 and Jamesport Avenue
City: Jamesport, NY 11947
Start Date: OCT 02, 2012 Time: 07:00PM
Cost: $75.00