A Greenport man facing a 30-count indictment following an alleged drunken driving crash that led to the death of a Queens woman last year wants to accept responsibility and will consider a plea deal, his attorney said after a brief court appearance Thursday in Central Islip.
An unexpected package arrived at Greenport High School Monday. Inside was an American flag that flew over the U.S. Capitol in honor of the Greenport boys basketball team. An accompanying Certificate of Authenticity noted how the flag was flown March 20. READ
From my couch 240 miles away from Binghamton, my heart pounded with anticipation Saturday. I spent several years at the beginning of my career covering sports, and few games I’ve ever witnessed could match what was unfolding at Floyd L. Maines Veterans Memorial Arena. READ
Update (9:40 p.m.): A juvenile playing with a lighter in a first floor bedroom accidentally sparked a fire on a mattress and box spring at a Peconic home Thursday. READ
Times Review Media Group honored its 2018 People of the Year at a ceremony March 7 at Polish Hall in Riverhead. The honorees, representing the Riverhead News-Review, The Suffolk Times, Shelter Island Reporter and northforker, were presented an award after a video presentation. READ
Early Sunday morning I texted a map showing projected snow totals across Long Island to my colleague Bob Liepa, our paper’s sports editor.
“Has there ever been a year where it didn’t snow right as spring sports starts?” I asked.
He responded: “I can’t remember one.” READ
Michael Maroni, the chef of a popular Italian eatery in Northport who was planning to open a second location in Southold, died unexpectedly Friday, according to Suffolk County police. He was 57. READ
Public service has always been at the heart of George Sullivan’s life. He served in the Marines during the Vietnam War and still bears the scar of that service: his left leg was amputated after being struck by enemy fire. READ
Nearly seven decades ago, a Mattituck teenager named Cono “Dick” Borrelli left the Main Road house where he grew up to enlist in the Marine Corps. The U.S. was becoming involved in the Korean War, and he served for six years, eventually becoming a pilot. He went on to a 32-year career as a pilot for Eastern Air Lines, flying “just about every airplane ever made.”
Mr. Borrelli settled in Georgia and through the years would return to the North Fork for occasional visits. READ
As technology evolves, so does the way distressed boaters seek help.
In lieu of traditional VHF radios, boaters frequently turn to dialing 911 when an emergency arises, especially when close to shore where a cell signal is still strong. That has, at times, led to poor communication between different departments coordinating a rescue and delayed notification to the U.S. Coast Guard, according to Joe Frohnhoefer III, CEO of Sea Tow, based in Southold. READ