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10/17/16 7:15pm
Shelter Island coach Cindy Belt goes over instructions during Monday's match at Mattituck. (Credit: Bob Liepa)

Shelter Island coach Cindy Belt goes over instructions during Monday’s match at Mattituck. (Credit: Bob Liepa)

Dig Pink? Dig this.

The Mattituck High School girls volleyball team dug its special black uniforms with the pink numbers and lettering for its annual Dig Pink match on Monday. Meanwhile, coach Frank Massa must have dug the way his team played.
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08/10/16 8:00am
COURTESY PHOTO The 46th annual World's Longest Sunfish Race, Around Shelter Island, NY is a highlight of the local sailing calendar. (

COURTESY PHOTO The 46th annual World’s Longest Sunfish Race, Around Shelter Island, NY is a highlight of the local sailing calendar.

What started out over four decades ago as a way to drum up publicity for the Southold Yacht Club has become so much more.

The World’s Longest Sunfish Race, Around Shelter Island, is a test of sailing skills, not to mention endurance and patience. (more…)

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02/13/15 12:03pm
New York Times columnist David Carr at last year's WebSummit in Dublin. (Credit: Flickr/WebSummit. http://ow.ly/J17Xg)

New York Times columnist David Carr at last year’s WebSummit in Dublin. (Credit: Flickr/WebSummit. http://ow.ly/J17Xg)

The impact a person can have on someone, even someone that person never met, is extraordinary. That was brought home to me late Thursday night as I considered how someone I had never met gave me a greater appreciation and enthusiasm for what I do for a living.

I was in the process of preparing to post a basketball story to The Suffolk Times’ website when I noticed a picture of The New York Times’ media columnist, David Carr, on his newspaper’s website. Being in a hurry to do what I needed to do, I made a mental note to go back later and check out why Mr. Carr’s photo was up there. I assumed it was a video of a panel discussion he had moderated earlier that evening.

I was wrong. (more…)