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April 19, 2017 by Charlotte Johnson Bennardo (Register to contact)

Charlotte's seventh book, the third of the Evolution Revolution series, debuts May, 2017. A middle grade and young adult author, her other books include Sirenz, Sirenz Back in Fashion, Blonde OPS, Evolution Revolution: Simple Machines, Evolution Revolution: Simple Plans, and stories in the anthologies: Beware the Little White Rabbit and Scare Me to Sleep. She lives in NJ with her family, 2 cats and a mischievous squirrel in the backyard.


June 28, 2012 by Charlotte Johnson Bennardo (Register to contact)

Charlotte is the Young Adult author of The Sirenz Series; Sirenz (2011) and Sirenz Back In Fashion (2012, published by Flux. Her third book, Blond Ops, will be released by Thomas Dunne Books in 2014. She is married, a mother of 3 boys, owner of a cat with issues, and caretaker of one demented squirrel.

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School Fights Back Against Anti-Semitism, Support Of Nazism  North Fork, NY Patch

School Fight Back Against Anti-Semitism - North Fork, NY - Students, principal says, have joked about "support of Nazism and Adolf Hitler." What do you think ...

Community Joins Hands, Hearts For Martin Luther King Jr. Service  North Fork, NY Patch

CUTCHOGUE, NY — A joyful and united community came together in Cutchogue Sunday to celebrate the life and message of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

Funeral Services Set For Beloved Local Actor  North Fork, NY Patch

Funeral Services Set For Beloved Local Actor - North Fork, NY - "Kevin's now up with the with the stars and galaxies that he has always loved." Our hearts go out ...

Joy, Pride At Mattituck-Cutchogues 104th Annual Commencement  North Fork, NY Patch

Joy, Pride At Mattituck's 104th Commencement Day - North Fork, NY - Congratulations to the Class of 2018! You've made us all proud. See photos, video here.

Beauty And The Beast Debuts Thursday At Mattituck High School  North Fork, NY Patch

'Beauty And The Beast' Debuts At Mattituck High - North Fork, NY - 7 years after students rallied to revive musical theater at Mattituck High, a magical "Beauty ...

Twins danced after winning prom king and queen  Newsday

It was 1977, and as tradition the king and queen of Mattituck High School's junior prom were expected to dance together right after the announcement was made ...

Mattituck High School unveils Wall of Honor paying tribute to alumni armed services veterans  SoutholdLOCAL

“This means so much,” said Arthur Hughes, gazing up at the plaque bearing a photo of himself taken decades ago. The career U.S. Coast Guard veteran spent ...

Man Who Accidentally Shot At School Found With 4 Guns: Cops  North Fork, NY Patch

Man Who Shot At School in 2009 Had Firearms: Cops - North Fork, NY - The man, whose accidental shot in 2009 injured a LI high school student, was found ...

Robert W. Olmsted, 77  RiverheadLOCAL

Robert W. Olmsted of Mattituck died on Nov. 28, 2018 at the age of 77. He was born on Nov. 2, 1941 in Greenport to Sidney and Dorothy (Donnelly) Olmsted.

National School Walkouts: District Plans 17 Minutes Of Silence  North Fork, NY Patch

National School Walkouts Wednesday - North Fork, NY - The 17 minutes of silence at Southold Schools will honor the 17 lives lost in a horrific act of gun ...

Calling all Mattituck alumni: All-class reunion set for this month  Suffolk Times

Mattituck High School graduates won't have to wait for their next milestone anniversary to celebrate with fellow alumni. For the first time ever, former.

Morgan Saint, Mattituck native, performs song 'Just Friends' on Conan  Northforker

Morgan Saint went from the hallways of Mattituck High School to Burbank, Calif.

Brand new Mattituck track was a 'long time coming'  Suffolk Times

More than 500 local residents attended a ribbon cutting ceremony Friday evening at the Mattituck High School's brand new track.

The Drowsy Chaperone Unfolds Friday Night At Mattituck High School

'The Drowsy Chaperone' Unfolds at Mattituck High - North Fork, NY - Don't miss this hilarious production by some talented young stars at Mattituck High School.

Olga Lomaga - Suffolk Times  Suffolk Times

Olga Lomaga, age 95, passed away Tuesday, Feb. 27, 2018, surrounded by family. She was a lifelong resident of Mattituck, N.Y., born at home to John and ...

Mattituck High School Baseball Team Ranked Second in National Small Schools Baseball Teams

The Mattituck High School baseball team was recently ranked second in MaxPreps list of the top 25 national small schools baseball teams.

Sign-up now for Mattituck-Cutchogue Turkey Trot 5K  Northforker

Proceeds will benefit Helping Hands 4 Morgan, St. Jude's Children's Research Hospital and the MCTA Senior Scholarship Award.

Work We Do: Dennis Deerkoski, Mattituck math teacher - Suffolk Times  Suffolk Times

The Work We Do” is a Suffolk Times multimedia project profiling workers on the North Fork. It is made possible by Peconic Landing.

Mattituck Junior-Senior High third-quarter honor roll  Suffolk Times

THIRD-QUARTER HONOR ROLL Mattituck Junior-Senior High HIGH HONOR ROLL Grade 12: Eshi Baldano, Amy Li Berninger, Alex Bradley, Ty Bugdin, ...

Monarchs in comeback win over Mattituck  RiverheadLOCAL

McGann-Mercy defeated Mattituck 7-4 at Mattituck High School yesterday. It was an evenly matched game as both teams traded the lead twice. With the score ...

Michael J. Neudeck - Suffolk Times  Suffolk Times

Michael J. Neudeck of Mattituck died unexpectedly on Jan. 20, 2018, at his residence. He was 58 years old. He was born on Dec. 11, 1959, in East Orange, N.J.,

1 Year After Threat Of Closure, Local American Legion Lives On  North Fork, NY Patch

Local American Legion Lives On Post Closure Threat - North Fork, NY - "Our situation has been reversed and the future of Post 861 looks bright." — Art Tillman.

Photos: Harlem Wizards Delight Crowd At Mattituck High School

Photos: Harlem Wizards Delight Crowd In Mattituck - North Fork, NY - Crowds were cheering as the Harlem Wizards entertained young and old with their ...

For a Mattituck soldier's widow, postcards from Vietnam are everything  Suffolk Times

From May 1967 to May 1969 she waited. A student at Mattituck High School, Ms. Bird raced to the post office on Love Lane every day after school, hoping to find ...

With Tractor Day, 20-year-old prank becomes Mattituck tradition  Suffolk Times

Tractor Day dates back to 1996, when then-senior Peter Ruland rode a tractor to Mattituck High School one day in June.

Cutchogue man keeps defending US Open champ out on the course  Suffolk Times

One day before he was set to tee off at the Players Championship at TPC Sawgrass last month, reigning U.S. Open champion Brooks Koepka aggravated a ...

Mattituck-Cutchogue Students Participate in Weather 2040 Poster Contest

North Fork, NY - Students from Cutchogue East Elementary school and Mattituck-Cutchogue Jr. Sr. high school entered.

Joyce Osborne Grattan - Suffolk Times  Suffolk Times

Nancy Joyce Osborne Grattan, age 79 of Mattituck, passed away peacefully on Saturday, Aug. 5, 2017. The daughter of James V. and Annette McMahon ...

5 Long Island Starter Homes On The Market  Mineola, NY Patch

So you're thinking of buying a home for the first time... Most first-time homebuyers cant afford the most glamorous homes right away, so they start out with a ...

Beloved Teachers Former Students Pay Heartfelt Tribute

Beloved Teacher's Former Students Pay Tribute - North Fork, NY - Thomas Brennan's funeral *service* will be held Sunday and students are mourning his loss.

Here's where to vote in Southold Town  Suffolk Times

Polling in Southold Town will take place at the following locations. Voting is from 6 a.m. to 9 p.m. everywhere.

2015 Sports People of the Year: Mattituck High School baseball team - Suffolk Times  Suffolk Times

It took some time for the magnitude of the momentous achievement to sink in. Seven months have passed since that memorable Saturday last June in.

Mattituck Junior-Senior High first-quarter honor roll - Suffolk Times  Suffolk Times

FIRST-QUARTER HONOR ROLL Mattituck Junior-Senior High HIGH HONOR ROLL Grade 12: Cassidy Arnzen, John Batuello, Thomas Behr, Taylor Berkoski, ...

Raising backyard chickens on the North Fork  Northforker

As society's desire to know where their food comes from continues to grow, many people across the nation are turning to raising backyard chickens.

Photos: Mattituck Celebrates Graduation 2016 With Heartfelt Ceremony

MATTITUCK, NY - Tears of pride flowed freely at Mattituck High School Saturday as the Class of 2016 participated in the school's 102nd commencement ...

Community Helps Mattituck Teen Make Dream Come True

Community Helps Mattituck Teen Realize Dream - North Fork, NY - How one community is coming together to make a teen's dream of attending a prestigious ...

Thomas Bradley Brennan - Suffolk Times  Suffolk Times

Thomas Bradley Brennan of Southold died on Oct. 25, 2017, at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center. He was 76. Born on Dec. 19, 1940, in Jackson Heights,

A familiar smile at Mattituck McDonald's  Suffolk Times

For nearly a decade, Kyle — a Mattituck High School graduate who has autism spectrum disorder — has worked part time at McDonald's on Main Road.

Helen P. Misterka  Hartford Courant

Helen P. Misterka, 90, of Glastonbury, beloved wife for 59 years of the late Frederick M. Misterka, Sr., passed away on Saturday, July 7, 2018, in Glastonbury.

Mattituck Junior-Senior High second-quarter honor roll  Suffolk Times

Congratulations to the following Mattituck Junior-Senior High School students.

The Work We Do: Making hay in Mattituck with Dave Steele - Suffolk Times  Suffolk Times

My favorite part is really just getting the work done and meeting some nice people. In the hay business, we get to meet our customers.

Photos: New Strawberry Queen Crowned In Mattituck

Photos: New Strawberry Queen Crowned In Mattituck - North Fork, NY - A beloved tradition unfolded at the 63rd Annual Mattituck Lions Club Strawberry Festival ...

Friends Come Together To Help Man Battling Brain Tumor

Friends Come Together To Help Man With Brain Tumor - North Fork, NY - "This has turned our world and lives upside down." — Kevin Monsell's wife Cathy.

Registration Open For 10th Annual Mattituck 5k Turkey Trot

Participants can now register for this year's 10th annual Mattituck-Cutchogue Teachers Association Thanksgiving Day 5k Turkey Trot.

Local high school students take home DECA state competition awards  Suffolk Times

High school students in the Mattituck-Cutchogue, Southold, Greenport and Shelter Island school districts traveled to Rochester, N.Y., March 7-10 for the ...

Mattituck-Cutchogue first quarter honor roll  Suffolk Times

Mattituck junior-senior high school announced its first quarter honor roll this week. Below are the students who made the list: Grade 12: Connor Almberg,

Photos: Mattituck turkey trot draws huge crowd Thanksgiving morning  SoutholdLOCAL

An estimated 1,000 runners turned out Thanksgiving morning for the Mattituck-Cutchogue Teachers Association's 11th annual turkey trot in Mattituck. This year's ...

Mattituck High School student earns Marine Corps ROTC scholarship - Suffolk Times  Suffolk Times

A Southold High School senior has joined nearly 85 other cadets who earned full scholarships in the last 40 years through the local Navy Junior Reserve.

Young cooks take over the Old Mill Inn in Mattituck  Northforker

After digging into the lobster roll, the tuna steak or the crab dip appetizer at the Old Mill Inn, you might ask to send your compliments to the chef. But, strangely ...

Main Roots Salon and Blow Dry Bar opens in Southold - Suffolk Times  Suffolk Times

Main Roots Salon and Blow Dry Bar has a very personal meaning for its new owner, Kerry Conrardy. She grew up in Southold and decided to come back to her ...

Ukrainian displaced by divorce enjoys LI prom  Newsday

For Lana Hoshko, being in a room with all of her classmates Friday night for the Mattituck Junior-Senior High School junior prom was bittersweet. In a few weeks, ...

Eric Otha Mealy - Suffolk Times  Suffolk Times

Eric Otha Mealy was born in Riverhead to the late Otha Mealy and Dorothy Mealy. He was the third of four children: Monica Mealy Barnes, Kimberly Ann Mealy ...

Local Mattituck Couple Opens New Shop, Revel North Fork, In Cutchogue

North Fork, NY - Growing up on a North Fork farm inspired the vision for the Cutchogue shop, which features lines of products featuring North Fork abundance.

Baseball league is the East End's field of dreams  Northforker

On the East End of Long Island, the Hamptons Collegiate Baseball League is a summertime version of America's Pastime that's taken hold in recent years.

Boys Soccer: Mattituck hires familiar face as new coach  Suffolk Times

The Mattituck boys soccer team will have a new head coach next season in Will Hayes.

Mindy Marie Cooper - Suffolk Times  Suffolk Times

Mindy Marie Cooper, age 43, of Mattituck passed away Jan. 30, 2017, at Peconic Bay Medical Center. Her family and close friends surrounded her at the time of ...

Veterans Wall of Honor eyed for Riverhead High School graduates  RiverheadLOCAL

A Veterans Wall of Honor honoring Riverhead High School graduates who went on to serve in the military will be installed at the high school as the result of a ...

Former Mattituck classmates open architecture firm where their start began  Suffolk Times

Across the street from Mattituck High School is a small architecture firm where three alumni are now using what they learned in a mechanical drawing class.

Update: Two crashes in less than an hour at Route 48, Wickham Avenue  Suffolk Times

The driver of a Honda Civic escaped serious injury after his car flipped onto its back following a collision at the intersection of Route 48 and Wickham Avenue in ...

Travis Jay Thompson - Suffolk Times  Suffolk Times

Travis Jay Thompson of Mattituck died suddenly May 22, 2017, in Cutchogue. He was 35 years old. He was born in Southampton Nov. 30, 1981, to Thomas E.

Meet your 2011 Mattituck High School Val and Sal - Suffolk Times | Suffolk Times  The Suffolk Times

Lillian McCullough, Valedictorian GPA: 97.68 Lillian McCullough has done it all in her time at Mattituck High School. From her work as secretary of.

Bianca Christina Buttafuoco - Suffolk Times  Suffolk Times

Bianca Christina Buttafuoco Former Mattituck resident Bianca Christina Buttafuoco of Jamesport died Aug. 5. She was 36. The daughter of Wendy and Santo.

Kaitlyn Doorhy's death breaks hearts on both sides of L.I. Sound  Suffolk Times

Kaitlyn Doorhy was struck by a car while crossing the street near her sorority house shortly after noon Friday. A junior at Sacred Heart, she was 20 years old.

Photos: Southold-Mattituck-Greenport NJROTC hosts area drill meet  SoutholdLOCAL

The Southold-Mattituck-Greenport NJROTC hosted its sixth annual Area Four regional drill competition yesterday at Mattituck Junior-Senior High School.

Peter Charles Digons - Suffolk Times  Suffolk Times

Peter Charles Digons passed away Oct. 6, 2017 in Charlotte, N.C. He was 50. He is survived by his wife, Jennifer Strickland Digons of Charlotte and children ...

Travis Jay Thompson, 35  RiverheadLOCAL

Travis Jay Thompson of Mattituck died suddenly on May 22, 2017 in Cutchogue. He was 35 years old. He was born in Southampton on November 30, 1981, ...

Mattituck High School student gets full scholarship to US Merchant Marine Academy  Suffolk Times

A Mattituck High School NJROTC member has earned a full scholarship to learn to become a Merchant Marine. Cadet Lieutenant Bill Stuckart received.

Andrew B. McCaffery - Suffolk Times  Suffolk Times

Andrew B. McCaffery of Cutchogue died Aug. 12, 2017, at Kanas Center for Hospice Care. He was 41 years old. Drew was born on Nov. 2, 1975, in Riverhead ...

New Strawberry Queen Crowned in Mattituck As Community Applauds

MATTITUCK, NY - The sun was shining in Mattituck Saturday as, under blue skies, a new Strawberry Queen was crowned.

Funeral Arrangements Set for Joseph Tandy, 29, of Southold

North Fork, NY - Joe and his wife Tara captured hearts when they wed in a fairytale wedding they'd won at Brecknock Hall in 2013.

Southold veteran Joseph Tandy's final gift helped save a life  Suffolk Times

Joseph Tandy's life was based on *service*. The Mattituck native was a veteran of Operation: Enduring Freedom in Afghanistan, where his efforts to repair ...

Mattituck turns out to welcome state champs home with cheers, tears of joy  SoutholdLOCAL

Tears of joy fell freely as a community came together Sunday night to welcome the Tuckers home after their state victory.

23 North Fork and Shelter Island holiday events  Northforker

As the holidays approach, the North Fork offers no shortage of events to get into the festive spirit. Here are 27 holiday happenings — from Santa arriving by ...

John Anthony DiVello - Suffolk Times  Suffolk Times

John Anthony DiVello, lovingly referred to as “Johnny,” of Mattituck, passed away Aug. 4, 2016, while enjoying one of his favorite East End pastimes: fishing.

2015 Public Servant of the Year: Jack Martilotta - Suffolk Times  Suffolk Times

Throughout his adult life, Greenport's Jack Martilotta has heard the call to *service* and responded each time. To the North Fork's youth, he is a.

Cutchogue native Frank McBride identified as victim of fatal Mattituck train crash  Suffolk Times

MTA Police have identified the driver who was killed when his pickup truck was hit by a Long Island Railroad train Tuesday afternoon as Cutchogue native Frank ...

Southold High School to hold all-class reunion Sept. 23  Suffolk Times

Southold High School graduates won't have to wait for milestone anniversaries to celebrate with fellow alumni.

Michael Lessard Sr. - Suffolk Times  Suffolk Times

Michael Lessard Sr. of Cutchogue died May 20, 2018, at Southside Hospital in Bay Shore. He was 61. Michael was born July 23, 1956, to Ruth (MacNish) and.

Engagement: Sean Brodarick and Erin Brush  Suffolk Times

James and Nancy Brush of Cutchogue have announced the engagement of their daughter, Erin, to Sean Brodarick, son of Geraldine and Christopher Brodarick ...

Peter's Story: From Addict to Rehab Director, an Ex-NY Nightclub Owner's Journey  NBC New York

Peter Piraino was born and raised on Long Island, graduating from Mattituck High School and SUNY Stony Brook. A former nightclub owner and drug addict, ...

Mattituck man lands gig as co-host of Discovery Channel show  Suffolk Times

Russell Holmes is poised to star alongside Richard Rawlings as co-host on “Garage Rehab,” which will air the first of its 10 episodes later this month.

Mattituck Boy Scouts honored by the Suffolk County Council  SoutholdLOCAL

Mattituck Boy Scout Troop 39 recently had three scouts honored for their outstanding spirit and *service* to Scouting and the community. Joseph DePinto was the ...

Company accused of scamming small businesses is soliciting ads locally for unauthorized Mattituck football brochure  SoutholdLOCAL

An Iowa company that has allegedly taken thousands of dollars from small businesses across the country without producing anything in return has set its sights ...

James R. Hand | Obituaries  Rutland Herald

James R. Hand MANCHESTER - James R. Hand died at age 101 in Manchester, Vermont, on Nov. 13, 2018. He had a long life and will be forever remembered ...

Boys Soccer: Mattituck upsets Babylon, 2-0  SoutholdLOCAL

The Tuckers upset first-place Babylon 2-0 yesterday in Mattituck. The first half of the game was basically an even match, with both teams having a few scoring ...

North Fork actress to appear in new AMC David Schwimmer series and more  Northforker

When we last checked in with actress and Mattituck native Taylor Gildersleeve in January 2015, she was *fresh* off her latest role starring in the Lifetime movie ...

Mattituck Fire Chief on George Lessard: 'We have lost a great asset'  SoutholdLOCAL

When George G. Lessard, Sr, 83, passed away at home on September 22, 2014 surrounded by his family and caretaker after a prolonged illness, he left behind ...

Engagement: Kimberly Krupski to Brandon Lake  Suffolk Times

Albert and Mary Krupski of Cutchogue have announced the engagement of their daughter Kimberly Krupski to Brandon Lake, son of Peter and Cynthia Lake of ...

Mattituck man says town maliciously prosecuted him over waterfront stairs  Suffolk Times

After winning a New York State appeal of a $4000 fine leveled against him in Southold Town Justice Court, a Mattituck homeowner has filed a notice of claim,

Bruce William Land - Suffolk Times  Suffolk Times

Bruce William Land of Greenport died Jan. 30. He was 45. He was born Sept. 23, 1970, in Boston to Bruce and Karen (Kapp) Land. After graduating from ...

Alissa M. Hale - Suffolk Times  Suffolk Times

Alissa M. Hale of Mattituck died May 23 in Riverhead. She was 21. The daughter of Bryan and Michele (Dickerson) Hale, she was born July 6, 1995, in.

Engagement: Jeanine Giordano & Andrew Milano  Suffolk Times

Jeanine Giordano and Andrew Milano of Westchester County, N.Y., announce their engagement. Jeanine is the daughter of Carol and Michael Giordano of ...

George G. Lessard, Sr. - Suffolk Times | Suffolk Times  Suffolk Times

Longtime Mattituck resident George G. Lessard Sr., at age 83, passed away at home Sept. 22, 2014 after a prolonged illness, surrounded by his family and ...

Following brother's tragic death, Laurel man wants us to confront the heroin epidemic - Suffolk Times  Suffolk Times

Paul Maffetone's mission emerged from a burning need to share his pain. At first, he launched a Facebook group, hoping others would join the dialogue about.

Students Honor Dr. Martin Luther King By Assembling Care Packages for Troops Overseas

The kids created the care packages at Mattituck High School Wednesday as part of a week of *service* to remember Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. By Lisa Finn, Patch ...

Baseball: Kent's second no-hitter of playoffs brings Mattituck LI title  Suffolk Times

Baseball superstition demands that no player speak of a no-hitter as it's in progress, specifically to the pitcher hurling the spotless performance. Mattituck senior ...

When the Weekend House Becomes a Full-Time Home  The New York Times

On the North Fork of Long Island, some second homeowners are moving in permanently and finding creative ways to commute — or not commute.

2015 Businessperson of the Year: Wendy Zuhoski - Suffolk Times  Suffolk Times

It's 2 p.m. on the last Wednesday of the year and about a dozen young men and women file into Wendy's Deli on Sound Avenue in Mattituck for a.

Photos and results: 10th Annual Thanksgiving Day Turkey Trot  RiverheadLOCAL

More than 1000 people burned off some calories before sitting down to holiday dinner yesterday in the 10th Annual Thanksgiving Day Turkey Trot in Mattituck.

Friends, family remember one of Mattituck's finest  The Suffolk Times

Parker Wickham, who converted part of his family's potato farm into an airfield after World War II and pursued a lifelong love of things mechanical, particularly ...

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