It has been almost three years since Thomas Cutinella died while playing football for Shoreham-Wading River High School in a game against Elwood/John Glenn. On Oct. 1, 2014, Cutinella collapsed on Glenn’s field. His death sent shock waves throughout Suffolk County and beyond.
When customers enter Barbershop 54 in Wading River, they’re immediately greeted by a man in a black button-down shirt decorated with scissors.
Stationed at the center mirror, his name emblazoned across the top and pictures of his children along the sides, the man calls each customer by name, asking about their families as if they’ve been friends for years. READ
These days, most sports fields, arenas and parks bear the name of a particular corporate sponsor.
Remember Shea Stadium? Its newest incarnation, built in 2009, is called Citi Field. The Meadowlands? In 2010, a replacement stadium was briefly known as The New Meadowlands. Then MetLife purchased the naming rights at a reported annual cost of $17 million to $20 million.
But in the Shoreham-Wading River school district, the opposite is taking place. READ