Mayor George Hubbard proclaims the start of the Tall Ships festival. (Credit: Katharine Schroeder)
A small ceremony to officially kick off Greenport’s Tall Ships festival was held in Mitchell Park Saturday morning.
Master of Ceremonies Captain Dave Berson welcomed all five captains to the Village, telling them “Greenport Village has always been a harbor of refuge and a shelter for ships. Greenport has always welcomed sailors since it was settled and it welcomes you now.”
He also pointed out that Greenport is the smallest community hosting the Tall Ships this year. (more…)
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The Tall Ships of America tour will make a stop in Greenport Harbor this Independence Day weekend, where six vessels from around the world will dock for the Greenport Village Tall Ships Challenge 2015. (more…)
Three of the Riverhead News-Review athletes of the year honored were (from left) Katherine Lee of Shoreham-Wading River, Reggie Archer of McGann-Mercy and Danni Napoli of Riverhead. (Credit: Robert O’Rourk)
2014-15 ATHLETES OF THE YEAR
For the second year in a row, Meg Tuthill, a cross-country runner and track and field athlete for Bishop McGann-Mercy Diocesan High School, was named an athlete of the year by the Times Review Media Group. Tuthill, a junior, is the first McGann-Mercy athlete to ever win the award more than once.
Tuthill was the only repeat winner among the slate of 12 winners for the 2014-15 school year. She was also one of four non-seniors in the group. (more…)
Following the example of school districts like Hampton Bays and Patchogue-Medford, Greenport will be offering Regents exam prep courses this summer for the first time ever. And the classes will be open to anyone who wants to attend, whether they’re Greenport students or not.
The program will run July and August for students in grades 7-12. (more…)
A former editor of the Riverhead News-Review and a “lifelong newspaper man,” Robert Wacker died Tuesday night. He was 92. (more…)
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…)
A circa 1900 photo taken a year after the Greenport Opera House was built at Main Street and Bay Avenue. (Credit: The Historical Collection at Mike Richter Photography)
The Main Street corner where it once stood is now the site of a Chase Bank parking lot, but at the turn of the 20th century the Greenport Opera House was a towering, romantic presence on the North Fork.
Built in 1899 to replace Stirling Hall, which had burned down earlier that year, the opera house was “the pinnacle of the village,” said Greenport historian Carlos DeJesus. (more…)
Greenport’s Darius Bolling (2) tries to stop Shoreham-Wading River’s Dan Hughes, one of three 11-point scorers for the Wildcats. (Credit: Garret Meade)
WILDCATS 58, PORTERS 22
Two high school boys basketball teams heading in different directions crossed paths Saturday and started the new year the same way they ended the old one.
Shoreham-Wading River ushered in what promises to be a good year for the Wildcats with a 58-22 trouncing of Greenport in a non-league game in Shoreham. It was the eighth straight win for the Wildcats (8-1, 3-0 Suffolk County League VI) and the sixth straight loss for the Porters (2-7, 1-4 League VIII). (more…)