On the showroom floor at Riverhead Nissan, Kelley Blanchard would “zip around” in her high heels. Next month would have marked her one-year anniversary as a sales and leasing consultant at the Riverhead dealership, where her smile would light up the room. READ
Bill Claudio, who for nearly three decades was an owner of the iconic Greenport restaurant that bears his family’s name, died Saturday, his family announced. He was 81. READ
Rudolph Bruer, a Southold Town justice for two decades who began practicing law in 1965, died Wednesday. He was 77. READ
Gary Lillis always seemed to be playing pranks on others.
During Tom Taylor’s first year teaching at Greenport High School, for instance, Mr. Lillis convinced him the building’s business office was handing out free turkeys to teachers for Thanksgiving. READ
Jean Cochran, the only woman ever elected as supervisor of Southold Town and the first woman to serve on the Town Board, died on Thursday. She was 85. READ
Visitors to Southold Town Hall are treated to a history lesson each time they enter the Main Road building thanks to a devoted public servant who dedicated her life to preserving the area’s rich past.
Thomas Monsell was many things, friends said: a former Lindenhurst schoolteacher who wrote a book on how to teach Shakespeare, a director of local theater who expanded Greenporters’ horizons and devoted local historian.
But foremost, like his family before him, he was a proud native son of Greenport Village. READ
Above all else, Kenny Finne of Greenport made sure to put his family first. READ
Patricia “Pat” Kiernan, who for more than a decade helped to raise millions of dollars for Eastern Long Island Hospital as a leader of fundraising and outreach efforts, died Tuesday after a long battle with cancer, family members said.
She was 63. READ
New Suffolk resident Rob White, a man of myriad talents — ranging from painting, to illustrating, to editorial cartooning, to landscape architecture and substance abuse counseling — died Wednesday, Nov. 4, at Peconic Bay Medical Center in Riverhead. He was 70. READ