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09/16/16 4:30pm
CHARITY ROBEY PHOTO Stan Church at his Ram Island home overlooking the spot where he first dropped anchor in 1979.

CHARITY ROBEY PHOTO
Stan Church at his Ram Island home overlooking the spot where he first dropped anchor in 1979.

When Stan Church was in his early 30s, he was already the founder and owner of one of the top marketing agencies in New York. But when he wasn’t pitching clients or coming up with innovative ways to reinvigorate a brand like the Pillsbury doughboy, he was sailing. (more…)

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09/14/15 8:00am
CHARITY ROBEY PHOTO Jonathan Russo at ‘Sleeping Foxes,’ the name of his and his wife Deborah Grayson’s home in the  Heights.

CHARITY ROBEY PHOTO
Jonathan Russo at ‘Sleeping Foxes,’ the name of his and his wife Deborah Grayson’s home in the Heights.

In Genesis when new things were created, they got named. Jonathan Russo, advertising executive, talent developer, entrepreneur, sailor and long-time Shelter Island resident is really good at naming things.

For example, at the Shingle-style home in Shelter Island Heights he shares with his wife Deborah Grayson, Jonathan recounted, “I woke up one morning in January, and saw two sleeping foxes in the snow, spooning together. After that we named the house “Sleeping Foxes.”

Born in Brooklyn to Jack and Miriam Russo, Jonathan grew up in Roslyn with his brother, Seth, and sister, Emily. In 1957, his father brought five-year-old Jonathan to Shelter Island for a boys’ weekend at the Chequit that included a motorboat outing in Dering Harbor. It would take Jonathan a couple of decades to return, but when he did, it was boating that lured him. (more…)

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05/12/15 2:00pm
COURTESY PHOTO | New York State Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli.

COURTESY PHOTO | New York State Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli.

A high profile $211 million local business and tourism advertising campaign championed by Governor Andrew Cuomo lacks the performance measures needed to determine if the spending has been a wise decision, according to an audit released by New York State Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli. (more…)