11/13/17 10:49am
11/13/2017 10:49 AM

In his eyes, the gift is merely a loan.

Surrounded by friends and family Sunday afternoon inside the Greenport Fire Department, Bob Jester fought back tears after being surprised with a red handicap-accessible minivan that had been purchased for him through donations collected throughout the community. READ

10/19/17 6:00am
10/19/2017 6:00 AM

Bob Jester grimaces with each movement. His hands clutch two parallel bars at waist height positioned at the end of a trainer’s table at Peconic Landing’s rehabilitation center in Greenport. Seated in front of him, therapist and exercise physiologist Betty Carlson positions a band around his waist and holds with each hand to help Mr. Jester steady himself as he slowly stands away from the edge of the table.

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05/13/17 1:41pm
05/13/2017 1:41 PM

Runners taking off from the starting line at Peconic Landing’s May Mile and 5k on Saturday.

Though the sky was gray and the chance of heavy rain lingered throughout the morning, there was a large turnout for Peconic Landing’s 12th annual John May Mile and 5K Saturday morning.

The race, which was renamed last year in honor of the late longtime Peconic Landing board chairman John May, raised $24,800 for the Greenport Fire Department.

This year’s race winner was 15-year-old Greenport High School student Christopher Kuzinski.

After the race, the Eastern Long Island Hospital Auxiliary was honored as winners of this year’s Older Americans Champion Award.

Members of the Greenport Fire Department. (Credit: Krysten Massa photos)

Members of the event’s raffle committee. From left: Jane Winsch, Jen Cardi, Valerie Tirelli Hallock and Mary Hughes.

The coordinators of the event Valerie Tirelli Hallock (left) and Diane Radigan.

This year Peconic Landing had an indoor Kid Zone with activities and games.

Winner of this year’s 5K Christopher Kuzinski running the course.

Krissy Goldberg, the granddaughter of John May, and her daughter Taylor Goldberg

Jack May and his niece Kensington Goldberg.

Superintendent of Greenport and Southold Schools David Gamberg crossing the finish line.

Mike Ereheny, an employee of Peconic Landing, crossing the finish line.

The May family.

The Eastern Long Island Hospital Auxiliary being honored with the Older Americans Champion Award.

The Greenport Fire Department receiving the donation from Peconic Landing after the race.

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09/10/16 12:00pm
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It takes about five minutes of performing continuous CPR until a person starts to get tired, said Greenport firefighter Mike Richter. After that, they might not push deep enough or consistently enough, he said.

But a new device purchased by the Greenport Fire Department using donated money from Peconic Landing — which is also now in use by other fire departments on the North Fork — is helping to solve that problem.  READ