Members of the Montauk Fire Department were asked to wear their class A uniforms to Gosman’s Restaurant on Saturday, October 13, for the department’s signature Annual Inspection Dinner. The highlights of an evening of fun, food, and camaraderie were the awards to the best of 2017. MFD Chief Vinnie Franzone, First Assistant Chief David Ryan, Second Assistant Chief Mickey Valcich, and Dustin Lightcap, Captain of Company No. 4 presented Fireman of the Year to Donald Schnell of Company No. 1, Company of the Year to Company No. 2, and Emergency Medical Technician of the Year to Susan Farnham.
The Riverhead Peacemakers will receive the “United for Kindness” award from PACER’s National Bullying Prevention Center on May 22.The Riverhead Peacemakers are a fourth grade student-led anti-bullying movement started by Morgan Dunn, now in ninth grade, when she was at Roanoke Avenue Elementary School. The Peacemakers in both schools meet with Shannon Kutner, Riverhead Community Awareness Program’s elementary school social worker, during recess to discuss ways to prevent and reduce bullying in their schools. In January, the students assisted their schools by organizing student and staff participation in the Great Kindness Challenge, as well as other activities.