North Fork Patch: 13th John May Mile Raises More Than $20K For Fire Department
Despite soggy skies, the 13th Annual John May Mile & 5K raised more than $20,000 for the Greenport Fire Department Saturday — and honored Southold Town Police Chief Martin Flatley.
According to Peconic Landing, 5K winners were named in the categories of Top Male Overall, which went to Chase Junell, 22, of Harper, TX, whose time was 16:29.6, and Top Female, which went to Claudine McShea, 40, of Greenport, whose time was 26:49.0.
The total donation to the Greenport Fire Department was $20,715, Peconic Landing representatives said. Chief Flatley was honored with the Older Americans Champion Award.
“The May Mile is a great family event and example of how Peconic Landing has become such an important focal point of our community,” said Southold Town Supervisor Scott Russell, who, along with elected officials including New York State Senator Ken LaValle and Suffolk County Legislator Al Krupski, was onhand to honor the chief. “The recognition of Chief Flatley as a champion of older Americans is a honor well deserved. He takes his role as chief of police very seriously and understands the positive impact he can have on the community through accessibility and engagement.”