04/04/15 8:00am
04/04/2015 8:00 AM
This photo of the Mattituck baseball team celebrating a come-from-behind win won in the sports feature photo category in the New York Press Association's Better Newspaper Contest. (Credit: Garret Meade, file)

This photo of the Mattituck baseball team celebrating a come-from-behind victory won in the sports feature photo category in the New York Press Association’s Better Newspaper Contest. (Credit: Garret Meade, file)

Nine years ago, I attended my first New York Press Association convention.

I had just joined Times Review Media Group as a reporter and had no idea what to expect. What I found was a lot of newspaper people scared of the big, bad Internet.

With putting newspapers out each week, we have no way of updating a website, folks said. This is impossible. We will all go out of business.  (more…)

03/29/15 12:05pm
03/29/2015 12:05 PM
Members of the Times Review staff after accepting the Newspaper of the Year award. (From left to right) Web editor Joe Werkmeister, account executive Liz Person, executive editor Grant Parpan, account executive Tina Volinski, Shelter Island Reporter editor Ambrose Clancy,  associate editor Jen Nuzzo, account executive Bill Peters, Suffolk Times and News-Review editor Michael White and publisher Andrew Olsen. (Credit: Terry McShane)

Members of the Times Review staff after accepting the Newspaper of the Year award. (From left to right) Web editor Joe Werkmeister, account executive Liz Person, executive editor Grant Parpan, account executive Tina Volinski, Shelter Island Reporter editor Ambrose Clancy, associate editor Jen Nuzzo, account executive Bill Peters, Suffolk Times and News-Review editor Michael White and publisher Andrew Olsen. (Credit: Terry McShane)

The Suffolk Times received top honors when the results of the New York Press Association’s 2014 Better Newspaper Contest were announced Saturday night.  (more…)

10/30/14 2:00pm
10/30/2014 2:00 PM
Greenport Village Hall.

Greenport Village Hall.

Greenport Village officials said “backward wiring” was to blame for an August power outage that left some residents without power for more than 11 hours.

“What we found was that the transformer that feeds into the relay switch gear was wired backward,” village administrator Paul Pallas said during Monday’s meeting.  (more…)

09/12/14 4:00pm
09/12/2014 4:00 PM
Greenport Village Hall

Greenport Village Hall.

The New York Power Authority said Thursday it would not be conducting its own investigation into the recent equipment failures at the Greenport electric plant, which caused a village-wide power outage last month and subsequent smaller outages. (more…)

02/05/14 1:00pm
02/05/2014 1:00 PM

Katharine Schroeder file photo | Workers at the at the Greenport power plant in 2011.

Now seven years into a $5.8 million project to upgrade and modernize the Greenport Municipal Electric Plant — with no end to the work in sight — the New York Power Authority is demanding more oversight of the village electric system in the form of more regular progress reports and potential rate adjustments for customers. (more…)

01/30/14 3:30pm
CARRIE MILLER PHOTO | Greenport Mayor David Nyce discussing the electric penalty fee and other billing problems at Monday night’s Village Board meeting.

CARRIE MILLER PHOTO | Greenport Mayor David Nyce discussing the electric penalty fee and other billing problems at Monday night’s Village Board meeting.

The village administrator said he had no answer.

The treasurer said she was missing “key information about the electric rates.”

And Greenport Mayor David Nyce told a reporter only that the big spike in many residents’ power bills before the Christmas holiday had to do with “an additional Independent Service Operator charge” that the village was “passing on.” (more…)

01/30/14 3:29pm
KATHARINE SCHROEDER PHOTO | Work at the  at the Greenport power plant on Moore's Lane in 2011.

KATHARINE SCHROEDER PHOTO | Workers at the at the Greenport power plant in 2011.

Greenport Mayor David Nyce this week described the New York Power Authority as “less than forthcoming or helpful” in providing information about a $108,000 power plant-related penalty imposed on the village last year. We don’t doubt Mr. Nyce’s assessment. (more…)

01/27/14 11:45pm
01/27/2014 11:45 PM
CARRIE MILLER PHOTO | Greenport Mayor David Nyce discussing the electric penalty fee Monday night’s regular village board meeting.

CARRIE MILLER PHOTO | Greenport Mayor David Nyce discussing details of the electric penalty fee during Monday night’s regular village board meeting.

Greenport Mayor David Nyce opened Monday night’s regular Village Board meeting with an explanation for village electric customers regarding unexpected charges in their December billing statements.

He also later apologizing for how customers were notified — or not notified — about the charge.

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