Gary Lillis always seemed to be playing pranks on others.
During Tom Taylor’s first year teaching at Greenport High School, for instance, Mr. Lillis convinced him the building’s business office was handing out free turkeys to teachers for Thanksgiving. READ
Jean Cochran, the only woman ever elected as supervisor of Southold Town and the first woman to serve on the Town Board, died on Thursday. She was 85. READ
Visitors to Southold Town Hall are treated to a history lesson each time they enter the Main Road building thanks to a devoted public servant who dedicated her life to preserving the area’s rich past.
Thomas Monsell was many things, friends said: a former Lindenhurst schoolteacher who wrote a book on how to teach Shakespeare, a director of local theater who expanded Greenporters’ horizons and devoted local historian.
But foremost, like his family before him, he was a proud native son of Greenport Village. READ
Above all else, Kenny Finne of Greenport made sure to put his family first. READ
Patricia “Pat” Kiernan, who for more than a decade helped to raise millions of dollars for Eastern Long Island Hospital as a leader of fundraising and outreach efforts, died Tuesday after a long battle with cancer, family members said.
She was 63. READ
New Suffolk resident Rob White, a man of myriad talents — ranging from painting, to illustrating, to editorial cartooning, to landscape architecture and substance abuse counseling — died Wednesday, Nov. 4, at Peconic Bay Medical Center in Riverhead. He was 70. READ
John May was many things, but complacent was not one of them.
As Peconic Landing’s board chairman for the last dozen years, he strived to make the Greenport lifecare community the best place for seniors to enjoy their retirement. The nationally ranked tennis player, who continued to compete into his 80s, was also a loving husband and father of 11 children.
The Southold resident for more than 25 years died Friday from complications due to kidney disease. He was 87. READ
Cutchogue farmer Hallock Tuthill binding wheat in a circa-1940 photograph. (Courtesy photo)
In a 1940 photograph, a young farmer by the name of Hallock Tuthill sits atop a tractor under the summer sun, plowing field of wheat on a machine powered by just three massive farm horses.
“Sitting on his rig, Hallock Tuthill is such a cool dude; he could easily pass for one of today’s young Slow Food farm interns, with his shades, his shorts and his porkpie hat,” Louisa Hargrave wrote in her biweekly column, “The Oeno Files,” for the May 15, 2014, edition of The Suffolk Times. “Come to think of it, he was a Slow Food farmer, literally!” (more…)
Former longtime Riverhead resident Helen Wazlo of Greenport died Sept. 26. She was 99 and had been a resident of The Shores at Peconic Landing for the past 7 years. (more…)