The Suffolk Times’ 2013 People of the Year

01/04/2014 9:00 AM |

The Suffolk Times unveiled its 2013 People of the Year in its Jan. 2 issue. Below is a list of all the winners.

People of the Year: Michael Comanda and David Gamberg

“For their dedicated work toward cutting costs while putting students first, they The Suffolk Times’ overall People of the Year for 2013.”

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FILE PHOTO | Greenport Superintendent Michael Comanda, left, and Southold Superintendent David Gamberg recently announced a joint agreement to hire a technology director.

FILE PHOTO | Greenport Superintendent Michael Comanda, left, and Southold Superintendent David Gamberg.

Business Person of the Year: Charlie Manwaring

“In recognition to exceptional customer service and his devotion to the North Fork community, Charle Manwaring is The Suffolk Times’ 2013 Business Person of the Year.”

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CARRIE MILLER PHOTO  |  Charlie Manwaring, owner of Southold Fish Market since 2000, purchased the Southold bar/restaurant Sophie's Rest this past year with Thomas Grattan Jr.

CARRIE MILLER PHOTO | Charlie Manwaring, owner of Southold Fish Market since 2000, purchased the Southold bar/restaurant Sophie’s Rest this past year with Thomas Grattan Jr.

Civic People of the Year: Ron and Doris McGreevy

“For their role in pressing political leaders and the Army Corps to act, Ron and Doris McGreevy of Lloyds Lane in Mattituck have been named The Suffolk Times’ Civic People of the Year.”

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TIM KELLY FILE PHOTO  |  Doris and Peter McGreevy of Mattituck survey the stretch of Long Island Sound beach east of Mattituck Inlet that will be rebuilt with material dredged from the inlet.

TIM KELLY FILE PHOTO | Doris and Peter McGreevy of Mattituck survey the stretch of Long Island Sound beach east of Mattituck Inlet that will be rebuilt with material dredged from the inlet.

Public Servant of the Year: Heather Lanza

“The Southold resident never lost sight of the town’s intention to protect [Plum Island].”

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KATHARINE SCHROEDER FILE PHOTO  |  Southold planning department director Heather Lanza describes the town's plan for Plum Island earlier this year. The town later passed the first-ever zoning regulations on the island.

KATHARINE SCHROEDER FILE PHOTO | Southold planning department director Heather Lanza describes the town’s plan for Plum Island earlier this year. The town later passed the first-ever zoning regulations on the island.

Educator of the Year: Al Edwards

“For his three-decade career in coaching Greenport’s basketball teams, his work as a teacher at Eastern Suffolk BOCES and his ability to lead generations of young men, The Suffolk Times has chosen Al Edwards as 2013 Educator of the Year.”

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GARRET MEADE FILE PHOTO | Al Edwards, talking to his players during his last game as Greenport's coach, retired in May after 34 years of running the team.

GARRET MEADE FILE PHOTO | Al Edwards, talking to his players during his last game as Greenport’s coach, retired in May after 34 years of running the team.

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