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05/08/19 6:00am

When his granddaughters began playing lacrosse on the field at Cutchogue West, Walter Gatz stared at the field in disbelief. 

His daughter, Laurie Italia, recalled how her father would say “We’ve got to fix that field.”

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05/03/19 6:00am

As soon as the school day ends, it smells like low tide.

A blustery wind rolls across the inlet at Marratooka Point, off Park Avenue in Mattituck. It ripples across the muddy water where three Mattituck High School seniors, wearing calf-high rain boots and waist-high waders, stand.

04/02/19 6:09am
04/02/2019 6:09 AM

Luke Altman remembers playing with Legos in the children’s department at Mattituck-Laurel Library as a toddler. The 16-year-old from Laurel recalled that children’s librarian Barbara Moore would watch over him and other children, becoming an ever-present mentor during his younger days.  READ

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03/03/19 6:00am

A solemn middle-aged man enters his living room. He sits down, takes a deep breath and looks directly at his daughter, seated across from him.

“Tell me it’s a joke,” he says, holding up her suicide note. “It’s gotta be a joke; it can’t be real.”

She doesn’t answer. Instead, she listens, as he shares what his life would be like without her. READ

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02/28/19 5:00am

Longtime baseball coach Steve DeCaro will not return to the Mattituck High School baseball field this season.

Mr. DeCaro, who was placed on administrative leave last fall, will be replaced by longtime assistant coach Gene Rochler of Wading River. READ