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A brown teddy bear that sits on Lorraine Reed’s bed is very much a part of her daily routine. Every night she talks to the bear and gives it a hug. The stuffed animal is important to her not so much for what it is as for who it reminds her of — her late husband, Phil Reed.

“That was my Phil, my big teddy bear,” she said as she showed off the bear in her East Islip home one cold December morning. READ

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02/03/16 8:00pm
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I’m really not good at goodbyes, but I’ll try my best.

The first time I saw Phil Reed — I don’t know how many years ago — he was a face in the background, a big, tough-looking football coach, one of several assistant coaches for the Bishop McGann-Mercy Diocesan High School football team, toiling on a hot late-summer day during a preseason practice. READ

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01/28/16 5:49pm
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Phil Reed’s official title at Southold for seven years may have been the junior varsity coach, but for Jeff Ellis, Reed was always his top varsity assistant. Ellis, who coach the varsity for 14 years before Reed replaced him in 2012, said whatever success the team had during that time was in large part due to Reed.  READ

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01/05/16 3:00pm
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It made for an unusual sight last month when Southold settled in for a non-league boys basketball game at Bishop McGann-Mercy Diocesan High School. What was so strange about it was there were not enough seats in the bench area to accommodate all of the Southold players. READ