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02/14/18 10:00am
CHRISTINE GALLAGHER PHOTO Joshua Green, in blue, running the 1,000 meter race ,moments before making his move.

CHRISTINE GALLAGHER PHOTO
Joshua Green, in blue, running the 1,000 meter race ,moments before making his move.

On Monday, February 12, the Suffolk County Public High School Individual Championships were held at Suffolk Community College’s Brentwood Campus.

The Individual Championships, which is essentially the County Championships, are also known as the State Qualifiers because the season all comes down to one race — this race — to decide who goes to the New York State High School Championships. The New York State Championships bring together public and private high schools statewide.

Last year, we had one athlete, senior Lindsey Gallagher, qualify for the State Qualifiers. This year, we are proud to report, that three of our athletes qualified. Senior Lindsey Gallagher qualified for the 600 meter run, senior Joshua Green qualified for the 1,000 meter run and sophomore Kal Lewis qualified for the 1,600 meter run. (more…)

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07/02/15 8:00am
CHARITY ROBEY PHOTO John Riccobono and his ‘lucky bills’ at the corner table in Bella Vita.

CHARITY ROBEY PHOTO
John Riccobono carries $13 for good luck, a 1976 $2 bill from his mother, a 1959 $10 bill and a 1935 $1 silver certificate ‘that someone gave me as a tip one day.’

When John Riccobono was a child, he learned the best way to judge a pizzeria is with a plain slice.

“It’s called the bend test,” he said. “Make an indent with your finger in the crust and fold it. It’s not supposed to droop down.” The bend test, according to John, reveals at once whether the slice has the right amount of sauce and cheese and the quality of the crust.

Now a 23-year-old manager and owner with his parents of Bella Vita Pizzeria on North Ferry Road, John’s education is one part culinary school, two parts Old School. (more…)

02/27/14 8:00am
PETER BOODY PHOTO | Chris Lewis at home on South Ferry Road.

PETER BOODY PHOTO | Chris Lewis at home on South Ferry Road.

As a Town Board member for the past 12 years, Chris Lewis’s supporters say she has a knack for the perfect slam-dunk comment, the kind that takes a complex issue, applies common sense, and makes the solution seem obvious to everyone. (more…)