It’s been 30 years since Times Review Media Group honored its first people of the year.
Published only in The Suffolk Times that first go-round, the list of honorees was top ped by overall Person of the Year Linda Graham. Ms. Graham, a mother of five and co-founder of the Southold Hospice in Progress program, had died just one month earlier in a tragic crash at the age of 44.
In August, we put out a call for People of the Year nominees. With just one month until our deadline for submissions, we’re once again asking for the community’s help in finding this year’s recipients.
So it was written on a few T-shirts at Thursday night’s People of the Year celebration, hosted by the Times Review Media Group at Martha Clara Vineyards, in support of Suffolk Times businessperson of the year Wendy Zuhoski. READ
As a group, they have made Riverhead a healthier place to live. They’re people who have fostered the sense of community that makes Riverhead a destination. They’ve saved lives — both literally and figuratively.READ
For hours upon hours every year, local volunteer firefighters train for worst-case scenarios. They prepare for smoke-filled houses and out of control fires. They drill again and again how to handle each type of emergency call — hoping they won’t have to answer one anytime soon.
Nearly a year ago, on Jan. 29, 2015, that kind of worst-case scenario training was put to use.READ