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The Riverhead News-Review’s 2016 People of the Year

Tijuana and Troy Fulford

A tradition dating back almost three decades continued this year with the Riverhead News-Review’s annual People of the Year awards to honor those who have made a difference in our community.

Here is a complete list of the winners for 2016:

Person of the Year: Tijuana Fulford

Public Servant of the Year: Tom Lateulere

Educator of the Year: Melissa Haupt

Businesspeople of the Year: PeraBell Food Bar East

Community Leaders of the Year: Dwayne Eleazer and Larry Williams

Sportspeople of the Year: Paul Koretzki and Bob Szymanski 

northforker Person of the Year: Gene Casey and the Lone Sharks