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02/27/17 6:00am
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Helen Finnigan has dedicated her life to volunteering.

While splitting her time between Connecticut and New York City more than a decade ago, she worked in men’s and women’s prisons, teaching decision-making skills to inmates. She also spent two years in Hong Kong working as a consultant for a Manhattan financial company and found time to volunteer there on her days off. READ

04/14/16 6:00am
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North Fork volunteers

In December, Bill Toedter, a longtime environmental advocate and president of the North Fork Environmental Council, announced he would be stepping down from the position to move to Arizona.

But as of this month, Mr. Toedter is still in charge of the Mattituck organization.

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“A book can make you feel better.”

That simple statement, spoken by sixth-grader Sidney Brewer, is the principle that guided a dozen local Girl Scouts in their latest endeavor. For their Bronze Award project, they wanted to give the gift of reading to their community. READ

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CAST has dedicated much of its resources to tutoring programs that allow students from underprivileged families access to adult mentors for help and homework. This photo, taken in 2011, shows a CAST tutor working with a fromer Greenport High School student. (Credit: Katharine Schroeder, file)

CAST has dedicated much of its resources to tutoring programs that allow students from underprivileged families access to adult mentors for help and homework. This photo, taken in 2011, shows a CAST tutor working with a fromer Greenport High School student. (Credit: Katharine Schroeder, file)

The director’s office at Community Action Southold Town’s two-story headquarters in Greenport is lined with shelves overflowing with toys, books, puzzles and games that will soon be distributed to needy families across the North Fork.

Downstairs, in the nonprofit’s pantry, a fresh shipment of donations from the Greenport IGA has just arrived. Boxes of pasta, soup, frozen food and more cover the floor.  (more…)