05/05/15 5:00pm
05/05/2015 5:00 PM
George Gaffga, a retired pastor from Mattituck, judging last year's spelling bee. (Credit: Katharine Schroeder, file)

George Gaffga, a retired pastor from Mattituck, judging last year’s spelling bee. (Credit: Katharine Schroeder file)

The second annual Community Spelling Bee event is scheduled for 7:30 p.m. Friday, May 22, at the historic Jamesport Meeting House.

Twenty-five people participated in last year’s contest. That inaugural event raised over $4,500 to restore the 284-year-old meeting house, which is listed on the National Registry of Historic Places.

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05/05/15 12:00pm
Melanie McEvoy of Laurel is the 2015 Woman of the Year. (Credit: courtesy photo)

Melanie McEvoy of Laurel is the 2015 Woman of the Year. (Credit: courtesy photo)

The East End Women’s Network selected Melanie McEvoy of Laurel as its 2015 Woman of the Year.

Ms. McEvoy has served on the EEWN Board of Directors for the last three years, is the vice president of the North Fork Breast Health Coalition and recently worked as the event chair of the Pink Pearl Gala, which raised nearly $50,000 to benefit breast-cancer patients and survivors on the North Fork.  (more…)

05/05/15 10:00am
Howard Dean, seen here in an undated photo, will be speaking at Peconic Landing later this week. (Credit: Courtesy Peconic Landing, Mona T. Brooks)

Howard Dean, seen here in an undated photo, will be speaking at Peconic Landing later this week. (Credit: Courtesy Peconic Landing, Mona T. Brooks)

Howard Dean, the former governor of Vermont, Democratic National Committee chair and 2004 presidential candidate, will host a question and answer session at Peconic Landing nexy week devoted to the Millennial generation and its effects on the world.

The nonpartisan talk — called “How Our Grandchildren’s Generation is Changing Everything” — will be held Friday May 15 at the Peconic Landing Community Center in Greenport, starting at 8 p.m.

Tickets to the event are free but registration (available online) is required since space is limited. (more…)

05/04/15 10:00am
Heidi Behr's family and friends gathered Sunday at Riverhead Volunteer Ambulance Corp's headquarters for a memorial service. (Credit: Jen Nuzzo photos and video)

Heidi Behr’s family and friends gathered Sunday at Riverhead Volunteer Ambulance Corp’s headquarters for a memorial service. (Credit: Jen Nuzzo photos)

The Riverhead Volunteer Ambulance Corps has unveiled a memorial to honor two of its members that died in a crash while transporting a patient to the hospital in 2005.

The “Heidi J. Behr William A. Stone Reflecting Memorial” consists of a fountain surrounded by a pair of benches at the ambulance headquarters on Osborne Avenue.

Kim Pokorny, president of the ambulance corp, said Allan Schule of Sound Shore Pond and Landscape in Wading River donated the memorial and worked hard to make sure it was prepared for Sunday, which marked the 10th anniversary of when Ms. Behr and Mr. Stone were killed.

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