Meals prepared for Stony Brook HospitalGreen Hill Kitchen & Que in Greenport is doing its part to give back to the community during the COVID-19 pandemic. The restaurant is working with local farms, fishermen, New York Prime Beef, and Peter’s Fruit Company to donate meals to healthcare workers at local hospitals.To start this initiative, the restaurant dropped meals to Stony Brook Hospital on Friday, April 3. On Monday, April 6, they will deliver to Stony Brook Southampton Hospital. On Saturday, April 11, it will be Eastern Long Island Hospital, and Tuesday, April 28, Peconic Bay Medical Center. The team plans to continue the services for as long as the community needs.“Here at Green Hill we are proud to support local healthcare workers that are selflessly working incredibly long hours and facing daunting challenges in front of them on a daily basis. The least we can do is make sure that they have a healthy, tasty weekly cooked meal with loads of love from all of us,” said a statement from Chef Matty Boudreau and Green Hill Kitchen & Que team.Chef Matty Boudreau. Independent/Isobel MediaThe restaurant has also announced it will now offer a provisions line, Green Hill Provisions, which allows shoppers to place orders on its website to be delivered across the East End. There is a $125 minimum order and delivery is available 24 to 48 hours after the order is placed. Products include non-alcoholic and alcoholic beverages, dairy items, dry goods, frozen items, household essentials, produce, meat, seafood, and more. A Quarantine Que Kit is also available. Visit www.greenhillnycatering.com for a full list of products. Create a username and password to enter the site and shop.All proceeds from Green Hill Provisions will go to staff that was laid off to help support their [email protected] Share
The Law Society today called on solicitors to ‘stand up and be counted’ to oppose rule changes that could seriously damage the profession’s reputation. Handbook reforms proposed by the Solicitors Regulation Authority threaten to undermine confidence in solicitors both at home and abroad, vice president Christina Blacklaws told 300 solicitors gathered for the annual Risk and Compliance conference in London.Blacklaws cited moves to allow solicitors to carry out non-reserved legal services from unregulated entities. There is no evidence this will reduce prices, she said. Moreover, it is ‘too high a price to pay’ for clients, who will potentially be deprived of the protections currently afforded by professional indemnity insurance, legal professional privilege and the compensation fund.Blacklaws also hit out at plans to remove requirements for supervision and to enable sole solicitors to operate as ‘freelancers’ without offering the protections of a regulated firm.At present, Blacklaws stressed, it does not matter that clients do not understand the legal regulation framework, as redress mechanisms such as PII are built in. ‘If the SRA presses ahead clients will need to know they are taking a risk in using an unregulated firm,’ she said. Yet it is ‘unrealistic’ to expect clients to know the difference, she added.Blacklaws cited the reputational damage that could arise from ‘just a few’ instances of clients suffering loss when they do not use a regulated firm – such as the beneficiaries of a negligently written will going uncompensated. The fallout could seriously ‘undermine confidence in the entire legal system’, she said.’We need you to stand up and be counted or these changes will come in,’ Blacklaws declared.
Related As of Friday it will have been three weeks since Utah basketball coach Ray Giacoletti offered his resignation, presumably with a push from his boss.It seems like an eternity to diehard Ute fans, anxious to find out who will be leading their basketball program in the future, not to mention media guys who have to play the part of detectives in trying to find out who possible candidates are.Since March 2, a couple of dozen names have been bandied about by fans and media types, some serious, some outrageous and some just outright strange.Utah athletic director Chris Hill is keeping quiet as ever about the coaching search and because of his duties as a member of the NCAA Men’s Basketball Committee, has been out of town 14 of the past 20 days.However, earlier this week before leaving town again, he emphasized, “My first responsibility is to the University of Utah.”Presumably he is searching for a coach who has experience and success on the court and has the type of personality to light a fire under a basketball program that has been on a downward slide in recent years after reaching its greatest heights in the late 1990s.This is a key hire for Hill and the university. After 15 years of consistent success under Rick Majerus, including a national runner-up finish in 1998, Giacoletti produced the first two consecutive losing seasons at Utah in more than two decades. But the program’s decline wasn’t just Giacoletti’s fault.The home attendance peaked clear back in 1995-96, two years before the Final Four run and has steadily declined, dropping below 10,000 this year for the first time in 31 years. Plus, during Majerus’ last few years, the program had to put up with his frequent absences for health and family reasons, as well as the NCAA violations he incurred that cost the program scholarships and recruiting limitations.Soon after Giacoletti was let go, everybody’s favorite was ex-Stanford coach Mike Montgomery, who had 25 winning seasons in 26 years of college coaching and had recently left his job with the Golden State Warriors in the NBA. But within days he made it known he wasn’t interested in a college job.Next up was ex-Montana coach Larry Krystkowiak, who had moved on to become an assistant with the Milwaukee Bucks. Hill met with Krystkowiak a week ago, which evidently pushed the Bucks to fire coach Terry Stotts and hire Krystkowiak the following day as head coach.Other names have popped up, including coaches with local connections such as Tommy Connor, Randy Rahe, Dick Hunsaker, Jeff Judkins and Donnie Daniels. Some local fans have even been pushing to get ex-Ute coach Rick Majerus back. But Hill apparently hasn’t contacted any of these coaches and is looking outside of Utah.Among the names of successful college coaches that have surfaced are Winthrop’s Gregg Marshall, Southern Illinois’ Chris Lowery, Butler’s Todd Lickliter, Old Dominion’s Blaine Taylor, each of whom took his team to the NCAA tournament this year and Kent State’s Jim Christian.Winthrop athletic director Tom Hickman said Wednesday that he’s never heard from Hill about talking to Marshall, which makes him an unlikely candidate. Lowery and Lickliter still have teams in the tournament and could be contacted when they’re through. Taylor has told sources in Montana he’d like to come back to the West, but whether now is the time is not known.There could be several candidates that Hill is looking at, but right now, it appears Michigan State assistant coach Jim Boylen, who was interviewed by Hill Wednesday, is one of the top candidates for the job.He talked briefly to the Deseret Morning News this week and seems to have the enthusiasm and drive as well as success in assisting top coaches such as Rudy Tomjanovich with the Houston Rockets and Tom Izzo at MSU. The one thing missing from his resume is head coaching experience, but several top coaches including Izzo and Roy Williams (at Kansas) were assistants directly before getting major jobs as head coaches.The way things have been going, it almost seems inevitable that the new Ute coach will have ties to the University of Montana or the Milwaukee Bucks, or both.Montgomery, was the coach at Montana for nine years. Utah State’s Stew Morrill, a candidate three years ago who quickly made it known he wasn’t a candidate this time around, was Montgomery’s successor at Montana. Taylor, who has done well in six years at Old Dominion, coached under both Montgomery and Morrill at Montana before becoming the head coach there for eight years.Krystkowiak, Hill’s apparent first choice, who was a player at Montana and the head coach for two years before becoming an assistant with the Bucks. He flew to Milwaukee last week, and according to reports there, met for two hours with Krystkowiak about the Ute position.Boylen, the other known candidate to have been interviewed by Hill, was an assistant coach for the Milwaukee Bucks in 2004-05. He began his coaching career at Michigan State under Jud Heathcote, who coached at Montana prior to coming to Michigan State.Boylen also fits the profile of the past two basketball hires at Utah in the fact that he’s 41 years old and a native of the Midwest.Majerus was born in Wisconsin and Giacoletti in Illinois, and both were 41 when hired. Boylen, who turns 42 on April 18, was born in Michigan.Whoever gets the Utah job would likely earn somewhere between $500,000 and $1 million per year. Giacoletti received a seven-year deal that averaged $500,000, while Majerus was making close to $1 million when he left. Football coach Kyle Whittingham signed a deal worth $675,000 two years ago.So the question everyone wants to know is when will Utah name a new coach? The guess from here is that it will happen by the middle of next week.When Giacoletti was hired in 2004, it was on March 31, three days before the start of the Final Four. When Majerus was hired in 1989, the official announcement came the day after the Final Four, but it was 22 days after Lynn Archibald was fired. Football coach Urban Meyer was hired 17 days after Ron McBride was fired in 2002.One thing that would prevent an announcement before the Final Four would be if one of the candidates Hill was courting happened to be involved with a team that was playing the following weekend. Coaches of interest E-mail: [email protected]