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The Suffolk Times People of the Year included, from left, Mike Comanda (co-Person of the Year), David Gamberg (co-Person of the Year), Heather Lanza (Public Servant of the Year), Charlie Manwaring (Business Person of the Year) Doris and Ron McGreevy (Civic People of the Year) and Al Edwards (Educator of the Year). (Credit: Barbaraellen Koch)

The Suffolk Times honored its 2013 People of the Year at a ceremony Thursday night at the paper’s main office in Mattituck. Recipients included a legendary basketball coach, school superintendents a fish market owner and more.  (more…)

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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.”

Read the story here.

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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FILE IMAGE | Who will be our 2013 Educator of the Year?

FILE IMAGE | Who will be our 2013 Educator of the Year?

The Suffolk Times will announced its Educator of the Year in its Jan. 2, 2014 issue.

Here is a list of people that have won the award since 2000:

• 2012 — Daniel Goldfarb

• 2011 — Major William Grigonis

• 2010 — Jean Dempsey

• 2009 — Robert Feger

• 2008 — Charles Kozora

• 2007 — Kathy Williams

• 2006 — Dr. Stuart Rachlin

• 2005 — Mattituck Fund for Students

• 2004 — Ron McEvoy

• 2003 — Chris Gallagher

• 2002 — Brigitte Gibbons

• 2001 — Barbara Ackermann

• 2000 — Ruth Yoskovich

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BARBARAELLEN KOCH PHOTO | (Clockwise from bottom left) Jill Schroeder, Dan Goldfarb, Bob DeLuca and Ed Romaine were among The Suffolk Times' 2012 People of the Year recipients.

BARBARAELLEN KOCH FILE PHOTO | (Clockwise from bottom left) Jill Schroeder, Dan Goldfarb, Bob DeLuca and Ed Romaine were among The Suffolk Times’ 2012 People of the Year recipients.

Every year at this time we use this space to ask Suffolk Times readers to nominate candidates for our People of the Year issue. In our first issue of 2014, we will name a civic leader, educator, businessperson, public servant and overall person of the year.

With their poignant nominations, our readers have always played perhaps the most important role in the selection process. Last year, they helped us choose a wide array of worthy recipients, from the town emergency response team that guided us safely through Hurricane Sandy, to an environmental group that has helped to protect our health for four decades and a teacher who makes learning fun for his students.

We’ve always prided ourselves on honoring people from diverse fields and all walks of life. We want to hear about people like the teacher who went above and beyond to help you become a better student or the business owner who never stops giving back to the community.

This town is loaded with residents who work tirelessly to make our area a better place. We always have a growing list of people who are more than qualified to earn such an honor. That list can never be too long.

We realize there are a great many people doing big things in their community who don’t seek the spotlight. As a result, the work they do is hardly noticed. That’s who we’re talking about.

Do you know such a person? Let us know.

Nominations can be mailed to Times/Review Newsgroup, P.O. Box 1500, Mattituck, NY 11952. Or you can email the editor at [email protected]. Faxes are OK, too; our fax number is 631-298-3287. Or just give us a call at 631-298-3200 and ask for Michael White at extension 152.

Tell us why this person or group is deserving — and please be sure to give us your phone number so we can follow up. All correspondence will be kept confidential, so the people nominated don’t even have to know you are singling them out. Nominations should be submitted by Dec. 4.

We plan to announce our People of the Year in the Jan. 2, 2014, edition.

We’ll do our best to keep our awards hush-hush until the day the paper comes out. Become involved in the selection process. Practice your own random act of kindness by helping us showcase a deserving friend or neighbor.