12/11/14 1:20pm
12/11/2014 1:20 PM
The East Marion Firehouse decorated for the holiday (Credit: Courtesy)

The East Marion Firehouse decorated for the holiday (Credit: courtesy photo)

The East Marion Fire Department will be starting up its heavy rescue engine Saturday, looking to spread a little bit of holiday cheer around town.

Santa — more affectionately known as Chief Frank Thorp III — will be riding around town in somewhat of a peculiar sleigh, giving gifts to about 150 children.

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08/23/14 11:30am
08/23/2014 11:30 AM
A Sea Tow boat tows the boat Saturday morning following the accident Friday night. (Credit: Sonja Reinholt Derr)

A Sea Tow boat tows the boat Saturday morning following the accident Friday night. (Credit: Sonja Reinholt Derr)

UPDATE (Saturday): The captain of a 24-foot power boat that collided into the Greenport breakwater Friday night was arrested for boating while intoxicated, Southold Town police said. (more…)

03/22/14 12:45pm
03/22/2014 12:45 PM
Greg Wallace

Greg Wallace, a rescue volunteer with the East Marion Fire Department, was one of the people who quickly rushed to Mr. Hughes’ aid. (Credit: Katharine Schroeder, file 2010)

Hours after he collapsed at Riverhead High School’s Crazy Sports Night and was revived by a team of Riverhead EMTs and medical volunteers from the crowd, Phillips Avenue teacher Lonnie Hughes is in good condition Saturday morning, school officials said.

“He’s OK … He was smiling, joking around,” said Superintendent Nancy Carney. “The police and the EMTs were great.” (more…)