03/12/18 10:53am

The American Legion Burton Potter Post 185 opened for the first public skate Sunday with nearly 150 skaters showing up. (Credit: Grant Parpan)

On the morning of her 62nd birthday, Dottie Stevens’ family asked how she’d like to celebrate.

The longtime Greenport resident thought for a moment before recalling the day offered a long lost opportunity in her community.

“I want to go roller skating,” she told them.

She wasn’t alone.

The Burton Potter American Legion Post 185 reopened for its first public skating session in more than a decade Sunday and nearly 150 community members returned to the Third Street building. For some, it was the first time they’d ever laced up skates. For others, it was an afternoon of memories flooding back.  (more…)